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Skandia – Series Six Personal Pension &#45 Single Price

Type: Individual personal pension

Minimum premium: Lump sum £2,500, £100 a month, £1,000 a year

Minimum-maximum ages: From birth-72

Fund links: Choice of 317 funds from Aberdeen, Artemis, Alliance Berstein, Allianz Dresdner, Baring, BlackRock, Britannic, Credit Suisse, DWS, FirstState, Fidelity, Foreign & Colonial, Framlington, Gartmore, Goldman Sachs, Henderson, HSBC, Invesco Perpetual, Investec, Isis, Jupiter, JPMF, Lazard, Liontrust, M&G, Martin Currie, Merrill Lynch, MFS, Morley Neptune Newton, Old Mutual, Sarasin, Schroders, Skandia Investment Management, Societe Generale, Templeton, Threadneedle, Wellington

Charges: Annual 0.25-1.75%

Allocation rates: 100%

Minimum term: Two years

Options: None

Commission: Choice of initial up to 3% and fund-based renewal 0.5%, or fund based renewal 1%

Tel: 023 80 726111


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