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First National, the Republic of Ireland's largest building society, is offering UK savers a range of accounts through its telephone and postal service. These include a 30-day postal account paying 6 per cent gross, paid monthly, on deposits above pounds 2,500. Call 0800 558844.

Towry Law, the independent financial adviser, is offering free copies of its With-Profit Bond Survey. Call 0345 889933 or write to the company at Baylis House, Stoke Poges Lane, Slough, Berks, SL1 3PB.

TSB is offering free copies of its Money Savings Guide, which includes tips on paying less tax on your savings. Call 0500 758400.

Woolwich Property Services, the estate agency arm of Woolwich Building Society, is offering to scrap its fees for anyone who takes out a new mortgage with the society. The company is also offering access to a five- year fixed-rate home loan, pegged at 8.19 per cent. Details from estate agency branches.

Norwich and Peterborough is launching a Canary Account for people who support Norwich City FC. The account pays up to 4.5 per cent gross on deposits above pounds 100,000. The society pledges to contribute 1 per cent gross of money in all accounts to the football club. Call 01733 372222.

John Charcol is launching "cap and collar" mortgages, one of which promises not to rise above 7.75 per cent until February 2002. They will also not fall below 5.99 per cent. Call 0800 718191.

Midland Bank is launching a Capital Protected PEP, which offers at least 20 per cent over five years or stock market growth linked to the FTSE 100 share index, whichever is greater. Call 0800 100160 for details.

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