TSB has launched a six-year Guaranteed Stock Market Bond, with growth linked to the FT-SE 100 share index. The bond's final returns will be linked to the average of the final 12 months index performance. If the market falls, investors receive their original investment back. Bonuses of up to 0.5 per cent on the sum invested are payable for early applications. Call 0500 758444.
GRIP, the underwriting agency specialising in off-beat insurance, is launching an income protection policy which includes cover against the risk of Aids or HIV to gay men and women. Benefits up to a maximum of pounds 2,500 a month are payable for up to 12 months after a waiting period of 30, 60, or 90 days. Premiums start at pounds 3.25 per pounds 100 of monthly benefit. No medical examination is needed. Call 0171 2642012.
Abbey National is launching a range of packages for overseas travellers, including fee-free buybacks of currency notes and travellers' cheques; no commission on travel money purchases if bought with travel insurance; plus a free prize draw to win pounds 2,000 a year for five years. Call any branch for details.
Leeds & Holbeck is increasing to 8.05 rates on its follow-on Tessa, for people whose existing Tessa has already matured. The rate applies to investments between pounds 1 and pounds 9,999. Call 0500 225777.Reuse content