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Long Growth Accelerator Plan April 2020 : Option 1

A maximum ten year structured investment product, that offers accelerated growth potential at maturity, of 4 times the amount that the FTSE 100 FDEW closes above 70% of the start level. The maximum potential return for investors on the end date is 120%. The plan includes an early maturity feature and can automatically mature on the 5th anniversary, depending on the closing level of the FTSE 100 FDEW. If on the 5th anniversary the FTSE 100 FDEW closes at or above 100% of the start level, option 1 will generate a return of 64% and mature early automatically.

  • Closing Date: Apr 9, 2020
  • ISA Transfer: Mar 27, 2020
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  • Potential return: 4 x FTSE 100 FDEW growth
  • Product type: Capital at Risk
  • Investment type: Growth/Kick-Out
  • Market / index link: FTSE 100 FDEW
  • Counterparty: Societe Generale
  • Investment term: 10 years (maximum)
  • Kick-out / Early maturity: Yes
  • Barrier type: End of term
  • Barrier level: 60%
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Long Growth Accelerator Plan February 2020 : Option 2

A maximum ten year structured investment product, that offers accelerated growth potential at maturity, of 6 times the amount that the FTSE 100 FDEW closes above 90% of the start level . The maximum potential return for investors on the end date is 180%. The plan includes an early maturity feature and can automatically mature on the 5th anniversary, depending on the closing level of the FTSE 100 FDEW. If on the 5th anniversary the FTSE 100 FDEW closes at or above 110% of the start level, option 2 will generate a return of 107.5% and mature early automatically.

  • Closing Date: Apr 9, 2020
  • ISA Transfer: Mar 27, 2020
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  • Potential return: 6 x FTSE 100 FDEW growth
  • Product type: Capital at Risk
  • Investment type: Growth/Kick-Out
  • Market / index link: FTSE 100 FDEW
  • Counterparty: Societe Generale
  • Investment term: 10 years (maximum)
  • Kick-out / Early maturity: Yes
  • Barrier type: End of term
  • Barrier level: 60%
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Long Kick-Out Plan April 2020 - Option 2

A maximum ten-year structured investment product, that offers the potential for early maturity from the end of year 3 will generate a fixed return of 8.2% per year, that accumulates (in other words, builds up) for each year that the plan runs, and is paid if the FTSE 100 FDEW closes at or above 90% of the start level on one of the kick out anniversary dates or on the end date.

  • Closing Date: Apr 9, 2020
  • ISA Transfer: Mar 27, 2020
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  • Potential return: 8.2 % per annum
  • Product type: Capital at Risk
  • Investment type: Kick-Out
  • Market / index link: FTSE 100 FDEW
  • Counterparty: Societe Generale
  • Investment term: 10 years (maximum)
  • Kick-out / Early maturity: Yes
  • Barrier type: End of term
  • Barrier level: 60%
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Long Kick-Out Plan April 2020 - Option 3

A maximum ten year structured investment product, that offers the potential for early maturity from the end of year 3 with a fixed return of 13.1% per year, that accumulates for each year that the plan runs, and is paid if the FTSE 100 FDEW closes at or above 100% of the start level on one of the kick-out anniversary dates or on the end date.

  • Closing Date: Apr 9, 2020
  • ISA Transfer: Mar 27, 2020
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  • Potential return: 13.1 % per annum
  • Product type: Capital at Risk
  • Investment type: Kick-Out
  • Market / index link: FTSE 100 FDEW
  • Counterparty: Societe Generale
  • Investment term: 10 years (maximum)
  • Kick-out / Early maturity: Yes
  • Barrier type: End of term
  • Barrier level: 60%
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Long Kick-Out Plan April 2020 : Option 1

A maximum ten year structured investment product, that offers the potential for early maturity from the end of year 3 with a fixed return of 7.1% per year, that accumulates (in other words, builds up) for each year that the plan runs and is paid if the FTSE 100 FDEW closes at or above a reducing percentage of the start level on one of the kick‑out anniversary dates or on the end date. This level is set at 100% of the start level on the first kick-out anniversary date and then reduces by 5% each year, to 65% of the start level on the end date.

  • Closing Date: Apr 9, 2020
  • ISA Transfer: Mar 27, 2020
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  • Potential return: 7.1 % per annum
  • Product type: Capital at Risk
  • Investment type: Kick-Out
  • Market / index link: FTSE 100 FDEW
  • Counterparty: Societe Generale
  • Investment term: 10 years (maximum)
  • Kick-out / Early maturity: Yes
  • Barrier type: End of term
  • Barrier level: 60%
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10:10 FTSE Kick Out Plan April 2020 (Option 1)

This is a ten-year two-week Plan based on the performance of the FTSE™ 100 Index, the Underlying Asset. The Plan is constructed to offer a Potential Return of 8.55% for each year the Plan runs, paid gross, with the possibility of early maturity and the full repayment of Initial Capital from the end of the Plan’s second year and annually thereafter. The Potential Return is only payable if the Plan kicks out.

  • Closing Date: Apr 2, 2020
  • ISA Transfer: Mar 17, 2020
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  • Potential return: 8.55 % per annum
  • Product type: Capital at Risk
  • Investment type: Auto-Call/Kick-Out
  • Market / index link: FTSE 100 Index
  • Counterparty: Goldman Sachs International
  • Investment term: 10 years 2 weeks
  • Kick-out / Early maturity: Yes
  • Barrier type: End of term
  • Barrier level: 70%
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FTSE Defensive Income Kick Out Plan - April 2020

A maximum ten years two weeks investment offering a potential return of 1.75% for each quarter the plan runs; income is paid if the Closing Price of the Underlying is at or above the Income Trigger Level on a quarterly Observation Date.

  • Closing Date: Apr 9, 2020
  • ISA Transfer: Mar 23, 2020
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  • Potential return: 1.75 % per quarter
  • Product type: Capital at Risk
  • Investment type: Income/Kick-Out
  • Market / index link: FTSE 100 Index
  • Counterparty: Morgan Stanley
  • Investment term: 10 years 2 weeks
  • Kick-out / Early maturity: Yes
  • Barrier type: End of term
  • Barrier level: 65%
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Mariana Dual Index Step Down Kick Out Plan April 2020

This is a seven year Plan based on the performance of the FTSE™ 100 Index and Euro Stoxx 50® Index, the Underlying Asset. The Plan is constructed to offer a Potential Return of 2.275% for each quarter the Plan runs (9.1% p.a.) with the possibility of early maturity and the full repayment of Initial Capital from the end of the Plan’s second year and quarterly thereafter. The Potential Return is only payable if the Plan kicks out.

  • Closing Date: Apr 9, 2020
  • ISA Transfer: Mar 23, 2020
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  • Potential return: 9.1 % per annum (paid gross)
  • Product type: Capital at Risk
  • Investment type: Auto-Call/Kick-Out
  • Market / index link: FTSE 100 Index and EURO STOXX 50
  • Counterparty: Morgan Stanley
  • Investment term: 7 years 2 weeks
  • Kick-out / Early maturity: Yes
  • Barrier type: End of term
  • Barrier level: 65%
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Mariana FTSE Super Defensive Kick Out Plan - April 2020

This is an eight year Plan based on the performance of the FTSE™ 100 Index, the Underlying Asset. The Plan is constructed to offer a Potential Return of 6.25% for each year the Plan runs with the possibility of early maturity and the full repayment of Initial Capital from the end of the Plan’s second year and annually thereafter. The Potential Return is only payable if the Plan kicks out.

  • Closing Date: Apr 10, 2020
  • ISA Transfer: Mar 17, 2020
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  • Potential return: 6.25 % return on investment for each year the Plan runs, paid gross
  • Product type: Capital at Risk
  • Investment type: Auto-Call/Kick-Out
  • Market / index link: FTSE 100 Index
  • Counterparty: Goldman Sachs International
  • Investment term: 8 years 2 weeks
  • Kick-out / Early maturity: Yes
  • Barrier type: End of term
  • Barrier level: 65%
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EVEN 30 Deposit Growth Plan 80

A maximum five year structured deposit plan linked to the performance of the EVEN 30 Index. The Plan aims to provide a return at maturity equal to 200% (2x) any rise (uncapped) in the EVEN 30 after 5 years with no maximum return. Full return of initial deposit at maturity regardless of EVEN 30 performance.

  • Closing Date: Apr 24, 2020
  • ISA Transfer: Apr 3, 2020
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  • Potential return: 2 × any rise in the EVEN 30
  • Product type: Deposit Based
  • Investment type: Growth
  • Market / index link: EVEN 30 Index
  • Counterparty: Investec Bank plc
  • Investment term: 5 years (maximum)
  • Kick-out / Early maturity: No
  • Barrier type: Not Applicable (Structured Deposit)
  • Barrier level: N/A
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FTSE 100 3 Year Defensive Deposit Plan 20

A maximum three year structured deposit plan linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 Index. The Plan aims to provide a return at maturity of 9%, provided the FTSE 100 is higher than 90% of its starting level after 3 years (equivalent to 3% per annum) (not compounded). Full return of initial deposit at maturity regardless of FTSE 100 performance.

  • Closing Date: Apr 24, 2020
  • ISA Transfer: Apr 3, 2020
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  • Potential return: 9 % return
  • Product type: Deposit Based
  • Investment type: Growth
  • Market / index link: FTSE 100 Index
  • Counterparty: Investec Bank plc
  • Investment term: 3 years (maximum)
  • Kick-out / Early maturity: No
  • Barrier type: Not Applicable (Structured Deposit)
  • Barrier level: N/A
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FTSE 100 3 Year Deposit Plan 56

A maximum three year structured deposit plan linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 Index. The Plan aims to provide a return at maturity of 13%, provided the FTSE 100 is higher than its starting level after 3 years (equivalent to 4.33% per annum). Full return of initial deposit at maturity regardless of FTSE 100 performance.

  • Closing Date: Apr 24, 2020
  • ISA Transfer: Apr 3, 2020
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  • Potential return: 13 % return
  • Product type: Deposit Based
  • Investment type: Growth
  • Market / index link: FTSE 100 Index
  • Counterparty: Investec Bank plc
  • Investment term: 3 years (maximum)
  • Kick-out / Early maturity: No
  • Barrier type: Not Applicable (Structured Deposit)
  • Barrier level: N/A
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FTSE 100 6 Year Defensive Deposit Plan 28 (Min return version)

A maximum six year structured deposit plan linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 Index. The Plan aims to provide a return at maturity of 18%, provided the FTSE 100 is higher than 100% of its initial index level on the Final Maturity Date. If the FTSE 100 is equal to or lower than 100% of its starting level on the Final Maturity Date, the Plan will repay your initial investment plus a 9% return, which may be less than the return that you would have received from another type of deposit product.

  • Closing Date: Apr 24, 2020
  • ISA Transfer: Apr 3, 2020
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  • Potential return: 18 % return / 9% return
  • Product type: Deposit Based
  • Investment type: Growth
  • Market / index link: FTSE 100 Index
  • Counterparty: Investec Bank plc
  • Investment term: 6 years (maximum)
  • Kick-out / Early maturity: No
  • Barrier type: Not Applicable (Structured Deposit)
  • Barrier level: N/A
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FTSE 100 6 Year Deposit Plan 18

A maximum six year structured deposit plan linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 Index. The Plan aims to provide a return at maturity of 39%, provided the FTSE 100 is higher than its starting level after 6 years (equivalent to 6.5% per annum). Full return of initial deposit at maturity regardless of FTSE 100 performance.

  • Closing Date: Apr 24, 2020
  • ISA Transfer: Apr 3, 2020
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  • Potential return: 39 % return
  • Product type: Deposit Based
  • Investment type: Growth
  • Market / index link: FTSE 100 Index
  • Counterparty: Investec Bank plc
  • Investment term: 6 years (maximum)
  • Kick-out / Early maturity: No
  • Barrier type: Not Applicable (Structured Deposit)
  • Barrier level: N/A
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FTSE 100 Defensive Income Plan 23 - Option 1

The Plan aims to provide fixed income on any Quarterly Anniversary Date, if the level of the FTSE 100 is higher than 60% of the Initial Index Level you will receive an income payment of 1.15% per quarter (up to 4.60% per annum)

  • Closing Date: Apr 24, 2020
  • ISA Transfer: Apr 3, 2020
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  • Potential return: 1.15 % per quarter
  • Product type: Capital at Risk
  • Investment type: Income/Kick-Out
  • Market / index link: FTSE 100 Index
  • Counterparty: Investec Bank plc
  • Investment term: 8 years (maximum)
  • Kick-out / Early maturity: Yes
  • Barrier type: End of term
  • Barrier level: 60%
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FTSE 100 Defensive Kick Out Deposit Plan 18

The FTSE 100 Defensive Kick-Out Deposit Plan provides potential for maturity at the end of years 3, 4, 5 or 6 with a fixed payment equal to 4% per annum (not compounded) if the FTSE 100 is above a reducing percentage of its starting level.

  • Closing Date: Apr 24, 2020
  • ISA Transfer: Apr 3, 2020
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  • Potential return: 4 % per annum
  • Product type: Deposit Based
  • Investment type: Growth/Kick-Out
  • Market / index link: FTSE 100 Index
  • Counterparty: Investec Bank plc
  • Investment term: 6 years (maximum)
  • Kick-out / Early maturity: Yes
  • Barrier type: Not Applicable (Structured Deposit)
  • Barrier level: N/A
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FTSE 100 Defensive Step Down Kick Out Plan 26

A maximum six year structured investment plan linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 Index. The Plan can mature at the end of years 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 with a fixed payment equal to 5.5% per annum, if the FTSE 100 is above a reducing percentage of its starting level.

  • Closing Date: Apr 24, 2020
  • ISA Transfer: Apr 3, 2020
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  • Potential return: 5.5 % per annum
  • Product type: Capital at Risk
  • Investment type: Kick-Out
  • Market / index link: FTSE 100 Index
  • Counterparty: Investec Bank plc
  • Investment term: 6 years (maximum)
  • Kick-out / Early maturity: Yes
  • Barrier type: End of term
  • Barrier level: 60%
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FTSE 100 Enhanced Kick-Out Plan 92

A maximum six year structured investment plan linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 Index. If at the end of years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 the FTSE 100 is higher than its starting level the Plan will mature (Kick-Out) returning your initial investment plus a fixed payment equal to 10% per annum (not compounded).

  • Closing Date: Apr 24, 2020
  • ISA Transfer: Apr 3, 2020
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  • Potential return: 10 % per annum
  • Product type: Capital at Risk
  • Investment type: Kick-Out
  • Market / index link: FTSE 100 Index
  • Counterparty: Investec Bank plc
  • Investment term: 6 years (maximum)
  • Kick-out / Early maturity: Yes
  • Barrier type: End of term
  • Barrier level: 60%
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FTSE 100 Income Deposit Plan 34 Monthly

A maximum six year income deposit plan linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 Index. The Plan is designed to repay your initial deposit and to make monthly income payments of 0.21% per month if the FTSE 100 is higher than 75% of its starting level on each Monthly Anniversary Date (equal to 2.52% per annum).

  • Closing Date: Apr 24, 2020
  • ISA Transfer: Apr 3, 2020
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  • Potential return: 2.52 % per annum
  • Product type: Deposit Based
  • Investment type: Income
  • Market / index link: FTSE 100 Index
  • Counterparty: Investec Bank plc
  • Investment term: 6 years (maximum)
  • Kick-out / Early maturity: No
  • Barrier type: Not Applicable (Structured Deposit)
  • Barrier level: N/A
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FTSE 100 Kick-Out Deposit Plan 92

A maximum six year structured deposit plan linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 Index. The Plan can mature at the end of years 3, 4, 5 or 6, paying a Gross Return equivalent to 5% per annum (not compounded), with full return of initial deposit at maturity regardless of FTSE 100 performance.

  • Closing Date: Apr 24, 2020
  • ISA Transfer: Apr 3, 2020
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  • Potential return: 5 % per annum
  • Product type: Deposit Based
  • Investment type: Kick-Out
  • Market / index link: FTSE 100 Index
  • Counterparty: Investec Bank plc
  • Investment term: 6 years (maximum)
  • Kick-out / Early maturity: Yes
  • Barrier type: Not Applicable (Structured Deposit)
  • Barrier level: N/A
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FTSE 100 Step Down Kick-Out Plan 35

A maximum six year structured investment plan linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 Index. The Plan can mature at the end of years 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 with a fixed payment equal to 7% per annum (not compounded), if the FTSE 100 is above a reducing percentage (reduction of 5% per annum) of its starting levels.

  • Closing Date: Apr 24, 2020
  • ISA Transfer: Apr 3, 2020
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  • Potential return: 7 % per annum
  • Product type: Capital at Risk
  • Investment type: Kick-Out
  • Market / index link: FTSE 100 Index
  • Counterparty: Investec Bank plc
  • Investment term: 6 years (maximum)
  • Kick-out / Early maturity: Yes
  • Barrier type: End of term
  • Barrier level: 60%
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Investec / Lowes 8:8 Plan 17

Potential for maturity every 6 months from the 2nd anniversary onwards, with a fixed payment equal to 3.625% semi-annually (up to 7.25% per annum) (not compounded), if the closing level of the FTSE 100 is equal to or higher than 92% of the Initial Index Level.

  • Closing Date: Apr 24, 2020
  • ISA Transfer: Apr 3, 2020
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  • Potential return: 7.25 % per annum
  • Product type: Capital at Risk
  • Investment type: Auto-Call/Kick-Out
  • Market / index link: FTSE 100 Index
  • Counterparty: Investec Bank plc
  • Investment term: 8 years (maximum)
  • Kick-out / Early maturity: Yes
  • Barrier type: End of term
  • Barrier level: 60%
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Hilbert Kick Out Series: 3 Stock Defensive Autocall - Issue 4

Opportunity for a Fixed Growth Return, depending on the performance of Barclays Plc, Aviva Plc and Vodafone Group Plc. Maximum 7 year term (but your investment could mature early from the first semi annual observation date) Issued by Citigroup Global Markets Funding Luxembourg S.C.A. Capital is not protected, and you may lose some or all of your investment

  • Closing Date: Apr 15, 2020
  • ISA Transfer: Apr 8, 2020
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  • Potential return: 18 % per annum
  • Product type: Capital at Risk
  • Investment type: Auto-Call/Kick-Out
  • Market / index link: Barclays PLC, Aviva PLC, Vodafone Group PLC
  • Counterparty: Citigroup Global Markets Ltd
  • Investment term: 7 years
  • Kick-out / Early maturity: Yes
  • Barrier type: End of term
  • Barrier level: 50%
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Credit Suisse FTSE 100 Defensive Autocall Plan 41

A maximum eight year structured investment plan linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 Index. The Plan can mature at the end of years 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 returning your initial investment plus a fixed return equal to 7.31% p.a. not compounded.

  • Closing Date: Apr 3, 2020
  • ISA Transfer: Jul 11, 2018
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  • Potential return: 7.31 % per annum
  • Product type: Capital at Risk
  • Investment type: Auto-Call/Kick-Out
  • Market / index link: FTSE 100 Index
  • Counterparty: Credit Suisse AG
  • Investment term: 8 years (maximum)
  • Kick-out / Early maturity: No
  • Barrier type: End of term
  • Barrier level: 60%
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Credit Suisse FTSE/EuroStoxx Defensive Autocall Plan 42

A maximum eight year structured investment plan linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 and EuroStoxx 50 Index. The Plan can mature at the end of years 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 returning your initial investment plus a fixed return equal to 8.60% p.a. not compounded if the worse performing Index is equal to or above the relevant annual Autocall level..

  • Closing Date: Apr 3, 2020
  • ISA Transfer: Jan 1, 2018
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  • Potential return: 8.6 % per annum not compounded
  • Product type: Capital at Risk
  • Investment type: Auto-Call/Kick-Out
  • Market / index link: FTSE 100 Index and EURO STOXX 50
  • Counterparty: Credit Suisse AG
  • Investment term: 8 years (maximum)
  • Kick-out / Early maturity: Yes
  • Barrier type: End of term
  • Barrier level: 60%
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Dura Capital Natixis FTSE 100 Autocall Plan 44

The Dura Capital Natixis FTSE 100 Autocall Plan 44 is designed to repay your initial investment and deliver a return dependent on the performance of the FTSE 100.

  • Closing Date: Apr 17, 2020
  • ISA Transfer: Jan 1, 2017
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  • Potential return: 14.5 % p.a. not compounded
  • Product type: Capital at Risk
  • Investment type: Auto-Call/Kick-Out
  • Market / index link: FTSE 100 Index
  • Counterparty: Natixis
  • Investment term: 8 years
  • Kick-out / Early maturity: Yes
  • Barrier type: End of Term
  • Barrier level: 65%
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Credit Suisse FTSE 100 Quarterly Income Autocall Plan 43

A maximum eight year structured income plan linked to the performance of the FTSE 100. This Plan is designed to generate income payments of 1.71% per quarter if the FTSE 100 is equal to or higher than 75% of its Initial Index Level on each Quarterly Observation Date.

  • Closing Date: Apr 21, 2020
  • ISA Transfer: Jan 1, 2018
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  • Potential return: 1.71 % per quarter
  • Product type: Capital at Risk
  • Investment type: Income/Kick-Out
  • Market / index link: FTSE 100 Index
  • Counterparty: Credit Suisse AG
  • Investment term: 8 years (maximum)
  • Kick-out / Early maturity: Yes
  • Barrier type: End of term
  • Barrier level: 60%
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Don’t forget the risks

All investments carry risk. It is identifying those risks, understanding how they may affect an investment and assessing whether an investment is suitable for your circumstances that is important.

The potential returns of most structured products and repaying the money invested are usually linked to the level of a stock market index and also depend on the financial stability of the issuer and counterparty bank. You should only consider investing if you understand and accept the risk of losing some or all of any money invested.

You should always read the relevant plan brochure and any other plan documentation, for full details of a plan’s features, including any risks, and the terms and conditions. In addition to the plan brochure and terms and conditions there are other important documents, including a Key Information Document (‘KID’), that you should consider, before deciding to invest in a plan.

Structured products should only be considered as part of a diversified and balanced portfolio.

Below is a summary of some of the main risks usually associated with an investment in structured products plans:

Market risk to potential returns

Whether or not a plan generates the potential returns for investors usually depends on the closing level of the relevant index on the relevant dates for the plan, i.e. the kick-out anniversary dates for kick-out products; the early maturity dates and end dates for growth products; the annual income dates for income products.

If the index closes below the level needed, for the plan or plan options chosen, on all of the relevant dates, the plan or plan options will not generate a return.

Market risk to repayment of money invested in 'Capital-at-Risk' plans

If the closing level of the relevant index is below the level needed on all of the kick-out anniversary dates or early maturity dates, if relevant for the plan or plan options chosen, and on the end date, repaying the money invested at maturity will usually depend on the closing level of the index on the end date..

Different structured products use different types of protection barriers. Some products use barriers that are observed every day that can therefore be breached on any day during the investment term, while some products use barriers that are only observed at the end of the investment term and that cannot therefore be breached during the investment term.

Market risk to the repayment of money invested on the end date will depend on the type of barrier and its level.

For example, for a product with an end of term barrier, set at 60% of the start level, if the index for the plan closes at or above 60% of the start level, on the end date, money invested will be repaid in full (less any agreed adviser fees and withdrawals). However, if on the end date the index closes below 60% of the start level, the amount of money repaid (less any agreed adviser fees and withdrawals) will be reduced by the amount that the index has fallen. For example, if the index has fallen by 45%, the repayment of money invested will be reduced by 45% (meaning that investors will get 55% of their investment back).

'Protected' types of structured products

Some structured product plans are designed so that they are 100% protected from stock market risk at the end date.

It is important to understand that even if a structured product plan is designed with 100% protection from stock market risk, at the end date, it will still usually have issuer and counterparty bank risk. In other words, both the potential returns of the plan and repaying the money invested at the end date will depend on the financial stability of the issuer and counterparty bank. If the issuer and counterparty bank become insolvent, or similar, or fail to be able to meet their obligations, it is likely that investors will receive back less than they invested.

Issuer and counterparty bank risk

Both the potential returns and repaying the money invested of most structured products depend on the financial stability of the issuer and counterparty bank. If the issuer and counterparty bank become insolvent, or similar, or fail to be able to meet their obligations, it is likely that investors will receive back less than they invested.

Financial Services Compensation Scheme ('FSCS') protection

It is important to understand that it is not usually possible to claim under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme if the issuer and counterparty bank fail to meet their obligations or if the stock market index that a plan links to falls.

Structured deposits

Structured deposit plans are deposit-based and will usually be fully protected from stock market risk at the end date and also benefit from the protection of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, if the bank or building society is a licensed UK deposit taker.

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