Statistics published recently by the Investment Management Association (IMA) show that Strategic Bonds remain the best selling retail sector. The Strategic Bond sector has now topped the charts for five months running.
The launch of 6 Year Growth Deposit Bond 8 marks the eighth product in Legal & General's continuing series of structured deposit bonds.
Standard Life International's International Bond has reached a major investment milestone, achieving £2bn funds under management in just five years since launch.
NFU Mutual has launched a new six-year income bond paying a guaranteed income of 5% each year net of basic-rate tax.
Standard Life is introducing the ability to pay recurrent single payments to its International Bond. The new flexibility has been driven by clear demand and will provide a tax efficient alternative for people looking for a way to save for the longer term, beyond their pensions.
Lloyds TSB Bank plc has launched a market leading, fixed rate corporate bond for retail investors. Following the success of the Group's first bond for retail investors in June 2010, the new Lloyds TSB Bank plc bond offers a fixed rate of 5.5 per cent per annum with a semi annual coupon.
Legal & General has launched the sixth plan in its series of structured deposit bonds. 6 Year Growth Deposit Bond 6 is a six year fixed term deposit that offers investors a minimum return of 15 per cent at maturity or an upside potential of 100% of any capital growth (subject to averaging) in the FTSE 100 Index, up to a maximum of 50% of their original investment, which ever is greater.
Nationwide Building Society has launched a new Protected Equity Bond. The new Bond, available as both deposit and ISA options, pays a minimum 7% gross return (1.13% gross AER), plus the potential for further stock market linked capital growth at the end of six years.
Tesco Bank has closed its first retail bond, raising £125 million, with demand from thousands of investors smashing expectations. This is the highest amount raised by a pure retail bond since the launch of the Order Book for Retail Bonds (ORB) by the London Stock Exchange in February 2010.
AEGON has announced the introduction of a valuable new option on its main offshore investment bond, the Wealth Management Portfolio, that ensures that customers moving from the UK to Spain, France or Italy can benefit from tax deferral and the ongoing certainty of their bond being tax compliant in those countries.
Barclays Wealth has launched a Regular Income Bond for investors looking to secure a competitive fixed income over the medium term.
Royal London 360° has re-launched Choice, its single premium portfolio bond for the Hong Kong market.
Legal & General has kicked off the New Year with the fifth plan in its series of structured deposit bonds.
AXA Investment Bond customers investing in the AXA Distribution Life Fund are benefiting from an increased payment following positive performance from the Distribution Fund.
Strategic bond funds made up 30 per cent of the total amount invested through the Fair Investment Company funds service between January and October this year.
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