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Allenbridge, the independent financial advice firm, is offering free copies of its new Peptalk guide, with details of best-performing Peps and how to choose between them. Call 0500-551000.

Midland Bank is offering new fixed-rate mortgages, including a two-year offer of 5.99 per cent, with booking fees and completion refunded on completion. Details from all branches.

Scottish Provident is launching two investment funds, Secure 100 and Secure 100 Maximiser, offering capital growth linked either to the FTSE- 100 stock market index or actively managed by its fund manager, Prolific. Minimum investment is pounds 10,000. Details from independent financial advisers. Call 0117 971 1177.

Leeds & Holbeck is offering a 7.5 per cent gross top rate on deposits over pounds 50,000 in its Albion Bonus postal account, including a guaranteed bonus of 1.5 per cent if no withdrawals are made before 30 April 1998. Call 0113 225 7777.

Canada Life is adding free accidental HIV cover to its critical illness and private health insurance products sold to members of the emergency services dentists, doctors, prison officers, and medical consultants. Details from 01701 651122.

Royal Bank of Scotland is offering a new fixed-rate Tessa, paying 6.5 per cent in year one and rising to 10.75 per cent in year five.

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