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Premium bonds maximum investment increased to £30,000

From May 12 an individual investor will be able to invest £10,000 more in National Savings and Investments premium bonds. The maximum investment has been increased from £20,000 to £30,000.

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Chartwell Investments – Chartwell Capital Secure Plan

Type: Guaranteed equity bond Aim: Growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index Minimum-maximum investment: £3,000-no maximum, £7,000 Isa Term: Six years Guarantee: Original capital returned in full regardless of performance in index Return: 20% growth at the end of three years if index grows by 20% or more, 30% growth at the […]

Only one in 10 make home improvements to add value

Only one in 10 English and Welsh people make home improvements to increase the value of their property, according to a survey by Halifax.Thirty-one per cent said they carried out work to improve their standard of living and 35 per cent said to improve the look or design of their home.The top five most popular […]

&#39IFAs can use Teps to help close widening savings gap&#39

IFAs have a major role to play in closing the growing savings gap aspublic confidence in investment plummets, says Policy Portfolio.Its research reveals the number of people with any kind ofsavings-based products has dropped to 19 per cent in December 2002from 29 per cent in December 1998. But the number of people who agreeit is […]

Four fixes feature in C&G new loan offers

Cheltenham & Gloucester is offering a new range of mortgages withfixed terms ranging from two years to seven years.The loans include fixes for two, three, five and seven years whilethe four-year capped rate will remain unchanged at 4.99 per centuntil June 2007 for loans up to 90 per cent loan to value or 5.29 percent […]

A modern horror story

Every day a quick scan of the news reveals some new horror that will change the lives of those involved forever – the unlucky accident on the way to work, a tragic illness that cuts a young life short or the holiday accident that leaves more than just a scar to cope with. We barely […]

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