2018’s best selling income plan offers potential 8% pa interest

Written by Editorial Team
Last updated: 6th July 2020

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“It would seem the best way to kick off the New Year would be to take a closer look at our most popular plan from 2018, especially since the headline interest rate on offer is as high as it’s ever been before.

The Defensive Income Plan pays 2.0% at the end of each quarter, provided the FTSE 100 Index has not fallen by 20% or more below its value at the start of the plan (subject to averaging) – that’s a potential 8.0% per year interest.  If the Index closes below this level, no income is paid for that quarter.

The plan has a maximum term of 8 years, but also offers the opportunity to receive your initial capital back in full before then, if the FTSE has risen by more than 5% at the end of each year, from year 2 onwards. If the plan does not end early, your initial capital is returned in full provided the FTSE has not fallen by more than 40% at the end of the plan term. If it has, your capital will be reduced by 1% for each 1% fall, so your capital is at risk.

There is also a second option paying 6.0% per year interest (1.5% per quarter) unless the FTSE falls 40%, and so whether you are defensive, or ‘super defensive’, the plan still offers the opportunity for high interest.”

Oliver Roylance-Smith, head of savings and investment

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Capital is at risk. This is a structured investment plan that is not capital protected and is not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) for default alone. Income payments are not guaranteed and there is a risk of losing some or all of your initial investment due to the performance of the FTSE 100 Index.

There is a risk that the company backing the plan or any company associated with the plan may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated. In addition, you may not get back the full amount of your initial investment if the plan is not held for the full term. The past performance of the FTSE 100 Index is not a guide to its future performance.

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