FAMILY ASSURANCE Friendly Society has combined with Bounty, a mothers' support service, to launch a Green ISA, investing in companies that meet strict ethical criteria. Minimum investment is pounds 35 a month or a pounds 350 lump sum. All investors will receive a wildflower seed mat. Call 0800 590084.

BRISTOL & WEST is launching a five-year fixed-rate bond on 21 April, paying 5.7 per cent gross. A monthly income option is available, paying 5.02 per cent gross. No access is allowed in the five-year term. Minimum investment is pounds 5,000 or a maximum of pounds 5,000. Call 0800 202121.

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