A NEW instant access savings account from Leeds & Holbeck Building Society promises to track the Bank of England base rate - and pay an additional 1.5 percentage points until June 2000. That means it is offering an initial 7 per cent gross. Instant penalty-free access begins on 1 June, but before then savers can close the account without notice or charge. Minimum opening balance pounds 100, maximum pounds 5,000. The account is a limited issue and deposits will not be allowed after the issue is closed. Call 0500 225 777.
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