I found it easy to make this investment over the phone and the investment was made immediately as the invested sum was debited from my bank account. However, the reason for being able to invest so easily is probably because I am an existing investor and my credit rating is easily checked through Experian (to which I pay premiums).
The certificate was sent to me within a reasonable time.
Investing into an index-linked product provides peace of mind as the invested capital keeps pace with the effects of inflation eg the purchasing power of the capital is not eroded. The investment is valuable provided that an income is not provided. The return is tax-free after five years.
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