National Savings Certificates

May 18, 2011 | Posted by Michael Bailey

National Savings and Investments have recently relaunched their range of fixed and index linked national savings certificates, after having withdrawn them from sale in 2010 following unexpectedly high demand.

Index linked certificates in particular are likely to be of interest to those investors looking for a hedge against rising inflation.  Index-linking guarantees that the value of the investment will remain above any rise in the Retail Prices Index (RPI), with the new issues offering a return of RPI plus 0.5%.

The newly released certificates are available over a five year period and are tax free.  They are therefore particularly attractive to higher rate tax payers.  Investors can invest up to £15,000 and due to the fact that they are backed by HM Treasury, the certificates are one of the few investments which can be said to be 100% capital secure.

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