Cashpoints: Ballots go out for vote on AA sale to Centrica

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n About 4.6 million voting forms for the proposed sale of the AA to Centrica will be posted from tomorrow. They may take up to 10 days to reach you and must be returned by 8 September. If most members vote in favour, each eligible member of the AA will get about pounds 240. This is likely to be paid in October this year. If you have any questions call the members' helpline on 0800 9177200.

n The Royal Bank of Scotland has a range of guaranteed income accounts, paying up to 5.5 per cent gross interest. The one-year account pays 5 per cent gross on pounds 2,500 upwards, and if you can leave the money untouched for three years the rate is stepped, rising to 6.5 per cent. If you choose an account with a term longer than one year, you can close it after a year but will have to pay at least 30 days' interest. For details, 0800 121 121.

n For the start of the new football season, Leeds & Holbeck building society has boosted rates on its Leeds United Privilege Savings Account. The real lure for Leeds fans is a free stadium tour and two free match tickets. Savers also get discounts in the club store. For details call 0113 225 7777.

n The Portman BS is still offering its "no strings" mortgage, which has no penalties for early repayment and a refund of the valuation fee. At the end of the fixed or discounted period, the society offers customers one of the current offers. Current offers in the Successor mortgage range include a 1.1 per cent discount off variable rate for two years. For details call 01202 563502.