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Skipton launches 5 year growth bond

Skipton Building Society has launched a new five year guaranteed growth bond promising absolute minimum returns of at least 126 per cent of the initial investment.

The bond with a minimum investment of £2,000 and a maximum of £10,000 and offers the potential to earn 50 per cent gross over five years or 8.45 per cent AER by tracking the FTSE 100 index.

Investors receive a guaranteed 8 per cent return for each year the FTSE increases on the previous year, and a 10 per cent bonus in the final year if it increased in every one of the five years.


Substance of the argument

Last week, I restated some tax planning fundamentals for couples but Ialso sounded a warning that there are some traps to be aware of, especiallywhere the objective is the transfer of earned income where one or both ofthe couple have control over the means of producing the income. Before rushing to make such transfers, it […]

L&G interim results show life and pensions up 30 per cent

Legal & General’s half year results show life and pensions sales are up by 30 per cent to £266m from £205m EPI on last year.The life office also revealed its plans to establish more partnerships along the lines of its Barclays, Woolwich and Alliance & Leicester tie-ups.Individual pension sales were up 15 per cent to […]

Widows slashes terminal bonus

Scottish Widows has cut reversionary bonuses on unitised with-profitscontracts by 0.5 per cent and terminal bonuses by up to 6 per cent.Rever-sionary bonuses have not been reduced since January 1999. Widows saysthe cuts are the result of falling stockmarkets. Contracts written before1998 will get a cut in terminal bonus of up to 6 per cent. […]

Halifax rate rise rattles remortgage market

Halifax has effectively pulled out of the remortgage market by drasticallybumping up its fixed and discount rates in a move echoing that of rivalNationwide. Halifax, the UK&#39s biggest lender, has heaped increases of nearly 0.5 percent on its flagship remortgage products this week, which leaves IFAs withno option but to recommend deals of more competitive […]

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White paper — Sierra Leone International Insights

Jelf Employee Benefits assesses the areas that employers should be aware of when considering operating in Sierra Leone, including healthcare access, delivery and insurance provisions. This report draws on various sources to highlight specific considerations for this emerging jewel in West Africa.


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