New issues from National Savings

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FOUR new National Savings products are going on sale on Monday. All are designed to be held for five years. The Children's Bonus Bonds issue E - minimum investment pounds 25 - give an annual 7.85 per cent return.

The other three products require a minimum investment of pounds 100. The tax-free 6th index-linked savings certificates guarantee an extra 3.25 per cent return per annum if held for the full five years. The 40th issue savings certificates offer a 5.75 per cent annual return, and the taxable series G capital bonds offer an annual rate of 7.75 per cent. Application forms and leaflets are available from post offices and financial advisers.

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