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Woolwich Plan Managers – Accelerated Growth Bond

Capital protected bond

Growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index

Minimum-maximum investment:
Isa £7,000

Six years

700 per cent growth in the index up to 63%

Original capital returned in full providing the FTSE 100 index does not fall by more than 50 per cent without returning to its initial value

Closing date:
December 21, 2004, Pep/Isa transfers November 26, 2004

Initial 3%

Tel: 0800 085 7929


Whitechurch will not write to clients over precipice bonds

Whitechurch Securities chairman Kean Seager says the firm will resist any attempt by the FSA to make it write to 1,000 clients inviting them to claim compensation over precipice bonds sold by liquidated direct mail arm Whitechurch Investment Services.

Buckles Investment Services – Snowdonia Balanced Fund

Type: Oeic fund of funds Aim: Growth by investing in UK and overseas equities, fixed interest and cash Minimum investment: Lump sum £3,000, monthly £50 Investment split: 46% UK equities, 25% overseas equities, 25% fixed interest, 4% cash Isa link: Yes Pep transfers: Yes Charges: Initial 5.27%, annual 1.5% Commission: Initial 3%, renewal 0.5% Tel: […]

Political problem with pensions

To read the recent national newspaper headlines, one might believe that some action was about to be taken on pension reform. Everyone bought into what the Prime Minister and his pension reviewer Adair Turner had to say. The public were told they would have to save more or taxes might have to go up, they […]

Piecing together pension jigsaw

As a fan of Fawlty Towers, I have many favourite lines and scenes but when Adair Turner published his paper, only one sprang to mind. Pension strategy in the country has resembled dodgems, where contact is neatly avoided by judicious spins of the wheel. Just as the actuarial brethren avoid decisions by pushing items on […]

Generation Rent

By Denise Wond, marketing manager We’ve heard a great deal about Generation Rent in recent years but what does it actually mean for consumers and advisers and has the face of the typical renter changed? The picture is certainly more diverse than it used to be. Homeownership is at its lowest point in 30 years, […]


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