Money: Cashpoints: Guaranteed bond with Footsie appeal
Sunday 23 February 1997
2 Abtrust Fund Managers is offering investors the opportunity, until 30 April, to exchange shares free of charge into Abtrust investment trusts. The Abtrust Investment Trust PEP carries no initial charges and there are no brokerage fees. There is a management fee of 0.5 per cent a year. Abtrust Convertible Income Trust currently yields 8.1 per cent. Abtrust High Income invests mainly in income shares of split capital trusts and this yields 10.8 per cent.
2 Baronsmead Venture Capital Trust is raising cash for the current financial year and next. Shares are priced at 104p and will invest in established, unquoted companies and those traded on AIM. The minimum subscription is 3,000 shares.
2 Downing Corporate Finance is launching Downing Healthcare Protected VCT, investing in nursing homes and fixed interest securities. The target yield is 6.25 per cent tax-free. Minimum investment is pounds 5,000.
2 Skipton BS and GA Life are offering a High Performance PEP investing in either a GA unit trust or income fund with no initial charges. Investors who decide to put in the full pounds 6,000 PEP allowance can also place up to pounds 4,000 into an instant access account. This will pay up to 7.5 per cent gross, and includes a 1.5 per cent bonus next year.
2 Canada Life is offering a 10-year with-profit savings plan, which on maturity provides a tax-free monthly income for the following 10 years. Based on current bonus rates this plan would pay pounds 104.93 a month on an investment of pounds 50 a month. Call 0500-150150 for details.
2 Birmingham Midshires is offering customers a three-year fixed-rate mortgage at 6.84 per cent and a five year fixed-rate mortgage of 7.39 per cent. Buildings and contents insurance is tied to these rates and the redemption penalties apply within five and six years respectively. Investors may face an arrangement fee of pounds 295 as an additional cost with the loan.
2 Henley-based Perpetual, which won Micropal's award for best investment management group of 1996, is offering a World Income PEP. The PEP will be investing in a selection of Perpetual unit trusts worldwide. The initial charge is 5.25 per cent and the annual management charge on the account is taken out of capital. Customers should enjoy an annual income of about 4 per cent and the minimum investment is pounds 500 or pounds 20 a month. A 2 per cent discount is offered until the end of April.
Simon Read: The point of having protection insurance? The right cover can help reduce your financial concerns at a time of extreme worry
19 December 2014 07:30 PM
In May Nicola Groves got a massive shock. The 45-year-old mother of two was told, bluntly, that she had breast cancer. "When I heard the words, 'You do have breast cancer and you are going to lose your breast', I felt as if time stood still," she says.
19 December 2014 07:30 PM
It's that time again when the media looks back over the past year and forward to the next. I am reminded of an old film, The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961). Near the end of the film a newspaper prints two headlines – which one it uses will depend on whether the world is saved or doomed.
12 December 2014 05:42 PM
The supermarket banks have always excelled at offering simple, no nonsense products, and savings accounts is another area in which they fare well
12 December 2014 06:17 PM
The sun is shining on people who struggle to heat their homes and it’s thanks to a sense of community
12 December 2014 06:23 PM
Struggling people need help, understanding and forbearance, not ill-thought-out pronouncements
12 December 2014 06:20 PM
You won’t find me bashing the banks for the sake of it, but sadly they’ve deserved all the criticism that’s been sent their way in recent years
12 December 2014 06:02 PM
Gillian Guy, chief executive of Citizens Advice: 'The injustice of shock bills for crime victims must end. The Government must stand up for consumers and cap bills from lost or stolen phones at £50'
12 December 2014 05:57 PM
Stirring the pot: the Indian Government’s reforms of labour rules offer hope of a brighter future for businesses
12 December 2014 05:53 PM
Knight of the road, look out: you’ve got a new rival
06 December 2014 12:00 AM
Simon Read: The Chancellor has stamped on an unfair tax. But will the delight of homebuyers mean misery for others?
06 December 2014 12:00 AM
Were you surprised by the sudden reform of the rules for stamp duty on property purchases? I certainly was. I've been calling for ages for a change in the tax to make it more fair – and, at a stroke, George Osborne did just that on Wednesday in his Autumn Statement.
29 November 2014 12:00 AM
21 November 2014 04:33 PM
With some people are weighing up whether they will be better off cashing in their final salary pension next spring, Samantha Downes asks the experts
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