The 42nd issue of Savings Certificates pays 5.85 per cent tax-free over five years. Capital Bonds pay 7.25 per cent gross, and the Pensioners Guaranteed Income Bond 7 per cent.
National Savings raised interest rates on its fixed-rate products this week. The new issues are only available by direct application. Call 091-374 5026 for a prospectus and form. Application forms will be available from post offices from 17 October.