Personal Finance: Bargain Basement

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The AA is offering specialist buildings and contents insurance on homes with thatched roofs. Call 01708 442426.

Norwich and Peterborough Building Society is launching a "green" mortgage aimed at borrowers with homes which have high energy efficiency ratings. The mortgage includes a two-year, 2 per cent discount, plus a redemption penalty of one month's interest if the loan is redeemed in the first four years. Call 01733 372372.

Woolwich Insurance Services is launching an Internet quotation system for household policies. Access is at:

The Association of Investment Trust Companies has published a free factsheet on "discounts", explaining why the net asset value of holdings in a trust can be greater than the value of the trust shares themselves, plus what can be done about it. Call 0171 4315222.

Alliance & Leicester is launching a telephone sales service to market its two PEPs, the Capital Growth and Income funds. Call 08000 568000.