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C&G launches new fixed rate bond

C&G is launching a new one year fixed rate bond, paying 5.25 per cent pa gross/AER until August 31 2005. The rate will paid on balances of a minimum £500, and additions can be made as long as the offer is open.

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UBS Global Asset Management – Developed Asia Equity Fund

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Northern Rock is offering a protected equity-release mortgage and is updating its equity-release product range. The protected loan offers a lump sum up to half of the property value and the option of protecting up to 50 per cent of the eventual property sale value. It is available at a fixed rate starting at 6.99 […]

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