Birmingham Midshires is launching a range of fixed-rate savings accounts, including a three-year term paying up to 7.15 per cent gross annually on deposits above pounds 50,000. Two-year accounts pay 6.9 per cent gross on the same sum. Call free on 0645 720721.
Darlington Building Society is launching a variable rate cashback mortgage offering up to 3 per cent of the initial loan, up to a maximum of pounds 2,400. There is a pounds 150 reservation fee. Call 01325 366366.
Premier Fund Managers is launching a Global Equity Protector fund which tracks a range of world stock markets and attempts to restrict losses by using options. Call 0800 212577.
Bristol & West is offering a range of new home loans, including a mortgage fixed at 7.25 per cent to March 2002 on loans worth up to 90 per cent of the home's value. Call 0800 119955.
NatWest has a free 32-page guide on building society windfalls, explaining everything you need to know about share dealing. Call 0800 200400.
Bradford & Bingley is to cut 0.2 per cent off the variable rate of all borrowers who have been with the society for two years or more. The cut applies from 1 July. Fixed-rate borrowers become eligible when they move on to the variable rate.Reuse content