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Second issue of Keydata growth plan

Keydata is launching the second issue of its growth-builder plan offering 100 per cent participation in any growth in the FTSE 100 over six years. The plan, which locks in each 20 per cent rise in the index, will return capital in full unless the FTSE falls by more than 50 per cent during the term and fails to recover to is starting value. Minimum investment is £3,000, with no maximum. Commission is 3 per cent.


Firms seeking DB alternatives

More than half of employers have carried out a major review of their final-salary pension schemes in the last year and many are keen to find alternatives rather than close them down, says Watson Wyatt. The actuarial consultancy, which advises more than 50 of the 100 biggest UK corporate pension schemes, found that 59 per […]

Inside edge

I am not sure that I agree with the commonly held view that the only alternative to final-salary or defined-benefit schemes is for employers to switch to groupings of personal pensions or stakeholder pensions instead. That is a step-change for many bigger employers that could be difficult for them to sell to their employees. That […]

Pru loses track of pension client&#39s age

An Edinburgh-based IFA is demanding answers from the Prudential after it lost the details of a client and failed to inform them of the need to purchase an annuity when they turned 75 earlier this year. Alan Steel Asset Management managing director Alan Steel, who is one of Scotland&#39s best-known IFAs, is angry that a […]

Anglo Irish Bank Isle of Man – Capital Protected Bond II

Type: Capital-protected bond Aim: Growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index Minimum-maximum investment: £10,000 Term: Five years six months Place of registration: Isle of Man Guarantee: Original capital returned in full regardless of performance in index Return: 100% growth at end of term or 30% growth after three years if index rises […]


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