Investec/Lowes 8:8 Plan

Investec/Lowes 8:8 Plan


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The opportunity for 16% in 2 years, even if the FTSE falls by 8%…

Growth investments that allow a good return even if the stock market goes down slightly, might be attractive for those who are not confident the FTSE will rise in the medium term
Oliver Roylance-Smith

Oliver Roylance-Smith

Head of Savings and Investments

Investec Structured Products

If the FTSE had gone down by 8% in 2 years’ time, and you still received 16% growth along with a return of your initial capital, how would you view this investment?

The Investec/Lowes 8:8 Plan has a maximum term of eight years, but will ‘kick out’ provided the level of the FTSE  at the end of each six month period from year 2 onwards, is not more than 8% below its value at the start of the plan. If it kicks out, you receive 4% for each six month period invested (not compounded) and your initial capital back – that’s a potential 16% in just 2 years.

If the plan does not kick out early, at the end of the term your initial capital is returned in full unless the Index has fallen by more than 40%, measured at the end of the plan term. If it has, your capital will be reduced by 1% for each 1% fall, and so you could lose some or all of your initial investment.

Investment plans that offer the opportunity to kick out seem to remain popular in all markets, but defensive plans more so when the FTSE is at high levels. For those looking for investment level returns even if the market falls up to 8%, this is certainly worth a closer look.

Plan Details

Potential Return: 4% for each six monthly period (8% pa) from year two onwards

Capital At Risk Product

Available for Stocks & Shares ISA, ISA Transfer and Direct Investments. Also available to businesses, charities, trusts and SIPP and SSAS pension schemes

Investment term: Maximum 8 Years

Arrangement fee applies

Minimum single investment: £3,000

Maximum ISA investment: £20,000

Maximum for ISA transfers and non-ISA investments: £1,000,000

Deadlines

Direct & ISA applications: 16 January 2019
ISA Transfer applications: 21 December 2018

Reduced arrangement fee: For investments of £100,000 or more into this plan, processed through Fair Investment Company, your arrangement fee will be reduced to 2% of your original investment.

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