Saturday 13 March 1999
FIRST ACTIVE, the telephone-based home loans and savings company, has re-introduced its successful "rate tracker" account, which guarantees to pay savers the average of the 20 highest rates on the market for no- notice accounts. The account, launched with a gross rate of 5.6 per cent, is calculated on the basis of balances of pounds 10,000, although the minimum balance in the case of First Active will be pounds 1,000. Interest is calculated daily and paid annually. Call 0800 558844.
WOOLWICH HAS launched a last-minute fixed-rate follow-on Tessa, paying 5 per cent. Customers with a Tessa which has matured in the last six months and who have between pounds 500 and pounds 9,000 of capita;l are eligible to invest in the Tessa. Details from any Woolwich branch.
MORTGAGE INTELLIGENCE, a nationwide network of almost 380 brokers, is launching a buy-to-let home loan charging a fixed rate of 5.75 for three years, with no redemption penalty at the end of the fixed period. The minimum loan is pounds 175,000, up to a maximum of pounds 1m. There is a 1 per cent completion fee. Call 0500 101033.
CIGNA, THE insurer, is launching a new policy offering drivers cover against personal injuries. Call 0121 3553567 for details.
Life & Style blogs
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Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
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- 2 Christmas comes early to Hong Kong, as millions of bank notes spill out onto busy street
- 3 Antonio Martin shooting: Police and protesters clash over teenager's death just five miles from Ferguson, Missouri
- 4 Northern Lights above Britain: Stunning Aurora Borealis illuminates Northumberland sky on Christmas Eve
- 5 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
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