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Northern Rock launches guaranteed bond

Northern Rock is launching a five year guaranteed investment bond.

The Guaranteed Capital Bond Issue II is linked to the FTSE 100 stockmarket index and provides a potential return of 8 per cent gross a year over three or five years.

Alternatively, investors looking to achieve capital growth can potentially achieve a 24 per cent gross return over three years or 40 per cent gross over five years.

The bond is available until August 31.

The minimum investment is £2,500.


Industry trade bodies discuss merger

The new director general of the ABI is planning a radical shake up of the financial services industry trade bodies according to a report in today&#39s Daily Telegraph.The ABI&#39s Mary Francis aims to forge a three way merger creating a &#39super trade body,&#39 which will consist of the ABI, Autif and the British Bankers Association.The […]

Investec Guinness Flight says it now time to grab Asia by the horns

Asian markets are well on the road to recovery and there are lots of investment opportunities according to Investec Guinness Flight.The fund manager believes the market has all the ingredients for a period of significant growth and this will pave the way for an upturn in profits.Unlike Japan, Asia does not suffer from the problem […]

FSA seek to hold senior executives personally responsible

The FSA is seeking to hold senior bank and life office executives personally accountable for management failings according to the Financial Times.The move, outlined in a report published by the FSA proposes individual directors and senior managers be fined over company failings resulting from mis-management.Under the proposals the regulator would vet executives before they could […]

PIA fines IFA over pensions review failings

The PIA has fined Hampshire IFA Capital Plans £15,000 over compliance failings on its pensions review.The IFA based in Portersbridge Street Romsey was also ordered to pay £3,500 towards the PIAs costs.Following a visit by the PIAs Pensions Review Monitoring Unit, it was found that Capital Plans had failed to identify and verify a starting […]


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