Investec FTSE4Good 6 Year Deposit Plan 2

Investec

Investec FTSE4Good 6 Year Deposit Plan 2

A maximum six year structured deposit plan linked to the performance of the FTSE4Good UK 50 Index. The Plan aims to provide a return at maturity of 17.4%, provided the FTSE 4Good UK 50 Index is higher than 100% its starting level after 6 years [equivalent to 2.9% per annum (not compounded)]. Full return of initial deposit at maturity regardless of FTSE 4Good UK 50 performance.

  • Potential return: 17.4 % return
  • Product type: Deposit Based
  • Investment type: Growth
  • Closing Date: 6 November 2020
  • ISA Transfer: 23 October 2020
  • Start Date: 16 November 2020
  • Maturity Date: 16 November 2026
  • Market / index link: FTSE4Good UK 50
  • Counterparty: Investec Bank plc
  • Investment term: 6 years
  • Kick-out / Early maturity: No
  • Barrier type: Not Applicable (Structured Deposit)
  • Barrier level: N/A
Important: The closing date for applications by cheque is 30 October 2020 and by bank transfer is 2 November 2020.
The closing date for ISA transfer applications is 16 October 2020.

Product Literature & Forms

You should always read the relevant plan brochure and any other plan documentation, for full details of the 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 the plan.

If you do not fully understand the risks or are unsure as to the suitability of the investment, please contact us

Complete the form and we will email you the requested literature and instructions on how to invest.

Select the application form you require

How to Invest?

1 Firstly, print off and complete our Appropriate Assessment Questionnaire. All applications require two proofs of identity - see the questionnaire for more information.

2 Next download, print and complete the application form available. Note that product applications will have multiple documents, so please choose the one relevant to you.

3 Place all completed documents - questionnaire, proofs of identity, application form and cheques for payment - in an envelope and post to:

Best Price Financial Services,
The Tythe Barn, 5 Eglwys Nunnydd,
Margam, Neath Port Talbot
SA13 2PS

Further Information

The FTSE4Good 6 Year Deposit Plan 2 is designed to repay your initial deposit and deliver a return of 17.4% if the FTSE4Good UK 50 Index is higher than 100% of its starting level after 6 years (paid at maturity).  This is equivalent to 2.9% per annum (not compounded).

If on the Final Maturity Date, the FTSE4Good UK 50 is equal to or lower than 100% of its starting level, you will receive back your initial investment with no return.

Please refer to the 'How does the Plan Work' section of the brochure for more information, including the use of Averaging.

What is the FTSE4Good UK 50?

The FTSE4Good UK 50 Index tracks the performance of the shares of the 50 largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange which also demonstrate strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practises.

The stocks that make up the FTSE4Good UK 50 Index generally also feature in the FTSE 100 Index, since both indices track the shares of the largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange.

The FTSE4Good UK 50 differs from the FTSE 100 in that it tracks 50 companies (as opposed to 100), and only tracks companies that have a high ESG rating.

What does ESG mean?

ESG stands for Environmental, Social and Governance.

FTSE Russell (the company that oversees the FTSE 100 Index and the FTSE4Good UK 50 Index) gives an ESG rating to companies based on how well they manage Environmental, Social and Governance issues.

Environmental issues include how well the company manages its water usage, how much it pollutes, and how effectively the company combats climate change.

Social issues include how responsible the company is to its customers, how well it complies with labour standards, and the company’s policies towards human rights and its communities.

Governance issues include how effectively the company prevents corruption, the quality of its management and how transparent the company is with its taxes.

The better a company manages these Environmental, Social and Governance issues, the higher the ESG rating awarded to it.

Only those companies that have a high ESG rating are eligible for inclusion within the FTSE4Good UK 50 Index.

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.