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Skipton Building Society – Skipton Regular Savings Mini Cash Isa

Tuesday, January 8, 2002.

Type: Mini cash Isa.

Minimum investment: Monthly £50.

Maximum investment: £3,000.

Catmarked: No.

Interest rate: Up to 4.35 per cent for first two years.

Charges: None.

Withdrawal penalty: One free a year.

Commission: None.

Tel: 0800 446776.


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Henderson Global Investors – Horizon Pan European Bond Fund

Friday, January 4, 2002.Type: Sicav.Aim: Income by investing in bearer bonds issued in Europe.Minimum investment: $2,500.Place of registration: Luxemburg.Investment split: 100 per cent in bearer bonds issued in Europe.Isa link: No.Charges: Initial A shares 5 per cent, annual 0.625 per cent.Commission: Initial 3 per cent.Tel: 0800 881144.

Pink Home Loans – Direct Exclusive 3 Year Stepped Discount

Monday, January 7, 2002.Discounted term: Three years.Discount: 2.4 per cent in year one, 1.4 per cent in year two, 0.4 percent in year three.Payable rate: 3.34 per cent in year one, 4.34 per cent in year two, 5.34per cent in year three.Minimum loan: £25,001.Maximum loan: Loans of up to 80 per cent of valuation subject […]

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Since the present Government first came to power, there has been an (understandable) underlying expectation that “something would be done” about inheritance tax. Well, short of increasing the nil rate band in successive Budgets, nothing much has happened.The marketers and advisers on the proliferation of largely (if not exclusively) insurance-based inheritance tax plans are especially […]


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