Midweek Money: In Brief

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NORWICH AND Peterborough Building Society is launching an easy access savings account for its business account customers through its NetMaster banking service.

NetMaster is available 24 hours a day offering a deposit account which pays 5.75 per cent gross and can be opened with pounds 1.

The banking service is available to businesses which already have a Business Gold account. The facilities on offer include account summaries, statement details, bill payments, regular payments and fund transfers.

Instant on-line access is available from anywhere in the world. Call 0800 883322.

TUNBRIDGE WELLS Equitable friendly society is launching a free guide to all aspects of higher education. The guide outlines the current position on grants and tuition fees, and discusses some of the possible ways of funding a student through higher education.

The guide comes at the same time as Tunbridge launches a university bond. designed to pay out a lump sum at the beginning of each year of higher education, whilst still making use of a child's friendly society tax-exempt allowance.

The bond accepts minimum investments of pounds 30 a month. Terms run between 10 and 30 years. Call 0500800840.