A lump sum of money.
Capital Gains Tax
The tax payable on profit made on the sale of assets or property other than your home.
An increase in the value of shares or other assets in a fund.
Capital and Interest Mortgage
A mortgage product where the payment you make each month covers the capital and interest on your loan.
Facility for members of personal pension schemes to have their contribution, or part of it, treated as being paid in the preceding tax year.
The facility for members of personal pension schemes to carry forward any unused tax relief from any of the six years prior to the year in which the contribution was to be paid. Carry forward of unused relief was abolished in April 2001.
Stands for (reasonable) Charges, (easy) Access and (fair) Terms and is a mark awarded by the Government to mortgages which meet these standards.
The means by which financial advisers or salespeople are paid by an insurance company for placing business with them.
The process by which you can elect to stay in or opt out of the State Second Pension.
A form of investment offered by a corporation with the purpose of raising capital, in which the lump sum is repaid with interest at maturity. Corporate bonds can be bought and sold on the stock market.
Applies only to limited liability companies and is chargeable on the company's profits.
Critical illness insurance
Pays a lump sum if you are found to suffer from one of a range of designated illnesses (normally including cancer, heart attack, and stroke among others). When a condition requires you to stop working for some time, worries are eased. So, normal practice is to have enough insurance to cover the mortgage, plus provide a year or two's income if your savings or other insurance will not provide. The policy usually pays out after surviving 28 days after diagnosis.