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Principal Global Investors- US High Yield Fund


Growth by investing in high-yield US bonds

Minimum investment:
Lump sum £10,000

Investment split:
100% in high-yield US bonds

Place of registration:

Initial up to 5%,
annual 1%

Initial up to 5%,
renewal subject to negotiation

Tel: 020 7710 0220


Scottish Widows – Guaranteed Investment Bond

Type: Guaranteed equity bond Aim: Growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index Minimum-maximum investment: £2,000-£100,000 Term: Five years Guarantee: Original capital returned in full regardless of performance of index Return: Up to 75% growth at end of term Closing date: May 16, 2004 Commission: Initial 3% Tel: 0845 600 8910

Watchdog staff get bonuses to speed up cases

The Financial Ombudsman Service has come under fire for offering its staff bonuses for completing cases quickly. In an interview with Radio 4 programme Money Box, chief financial ombudsman Walter Merricks confirmed that staff get a bonus if they meet and exceed targets for closing cases. He denies that this encourages a bonus culture but […]

Review process is a farce

I was very pleased to read Robin Hunter&#39s letter (Money Marketing, March 25). We have a number of clients in very similar situations as the example given in this letter. We also have clients who are only 50-60 per cent of the way through their 25-year policy term. They receive a brief letter based on […]

Portman Building Society – Three-Year Fixed Rate

Type: Fixed rate mortgage Fixed term: Until June 1, 2007 Fixed rate 4.99% Minimum loan: £15,500 Maximum loan: Up to 95% of valuation subject to a maximum of £250,000, up to 90% of valuation subject to a maximum of £400,000, up to 85% of valuation subject to a maximum of £500,000, up to 75% of […]


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