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Scottish Widows – Guaranteed Investment Bond

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 and six months

Return: 75% of the growth in the index at the end of the term

Guarantee: Original capital returned in full regardless of the performance of the index

Closing date: February 12, 2005

Commission: Initial 3%

Tel: 0845 600 8910


NS&I increases interest rates on savings certificates

National Savings and Investments is increasing interest rates on its fixed rate products due to an upward movement in market rates for Government bonds.The new issue of three-year Index-linked Saving Certificates offers an interest rate of 1.05 per cent plus RPI, an increase of 0.1 per cent. This is equivalent to 5.75 per cent for […]

Kelly departs Tenet after three years

Tenet investment adviser services division managing director Nick Kelly is leaving after three-and-a-half years. Kelly is in late-stage discussions with two financial services organisations and expects to have a position confirmed within a month. Customer services director Steve Jones is taking over the helm at M&E and Interdependence until a replacement for Kelly is announced. […]

Just another spanner in the cover works

I attended a seminar last week on the new pension complication rules due to come into force from April and one of the topics covered was the return of pension term assurance. Apart from the stupid and completely unnecessary restrictions on the maximum permitted sum assured, it appears that neither waiver of premium or terminal-illness […]

Leading Edge June – Investment panel debate

RLAM’s asset class specialists discuss some of the findings from the panel session at our recent Investment Conference. By Rob Williams, Head of Distribution Welcome to the latest edition of Leading Edge. It has been an eventful six months since the last e-zine. The European Central Bank announced ongoing stimulus measures, while the immigration crisis in Europe threw the […]


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