Pearl is offering customers insured through its Home Insurance Extra policy the chance to extend cover to protect their children's possessions while in student accommodation. The extra cover, for up to pounds 2,000 of contents, costs pounds 30 a year for students under 25 in full-time education. Call 0645 557788.

National Westminster Bank is launching money management seminars for students at 50 of its branches. Contact branches for details.

The Share Centre, a telephone stockbroker, is launching a daily market report on the Internet, which includes comments on prospects for the market and the centre's own buy/sell/hold recommendations. Call 0800 800008 for details or access the site on

Legal & General is launching a Pre-PEP Bond for savers who want to use next tax year's PEP allowance now. The bond offers 8 per cent gross to savers between 31 October and 6 April 1988, when the money will be invested in L&G's three PEPs. Interest paid on the investment means pounds 5,830 would give investors the full pounds 6,000 maximum investment into the PEP next April.