Newcastle Building Society had launched a five-year guaranteed bond offering returns based on 110 per cent of any growth in the Halifax House Price Index. The bond, available within an Isa, Sipp or Ssas, goes live on September 29 but funds invested before then benefit from an interest rate of 4.5 per cent.
Pensions Minister James Purnell cranked up the charm offensive in the run up to the industry summit on Personal Accounts speaking at an IPPR organised event about young people, pensions and saving.
Skandia Investment Management has brought out the global best ideas fund, a manager of managers portfolio comprising the 10 best stock ideas of 10 managers.
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