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Woolwich – Guaranteed Equity Bond

Monday, 16th October 2000.

Type: Guaranteed equity bond.

Aim: Growth by investing in the FTSE 100 index.

Minimum-maximum investment: £6,000-£500,000.

Term: Until October 27, 2005.

Guarantee: Original investment returned after five years even if the FTSE 100 index falls. Bonus of up to 0.75 per cent of original investment added on maturity.

Return: Up to 40 per cent of the original investment. An average of the FTSE 100 index over the final 12 months is used to calculate the potential return.

Closing date: September 30, 2000.

Commission: None.

Tel: 01737 778800.


Pink Home Loans – Flexible Buy To Let Mortgage

Thursday, 12th October 2000.Type: Flexible buy to let mortgage.Capped term: One year.Capped rate: 6.99 per cent, or 7.24 per cent for self certification.Minimum loan: £30,000.Maximum loan: Up to 80 per cent of valuation subject to £1 million.Income multiples: Rental yield must be greater than or equal to 130 per cent of the monthly interest payment. […]

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Converting pension savings to a retirement income…

Since last year’s reforms to pension legislation, a significant number of retirees have chosen income drawdown over purchasing an annuity. Income drawdown is more flexible than an annuity. However, it also increases the likelihood that individuals won’t be able to maintain their income throughout their lifetime. In this short video, we explain the risks that […]


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