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iii launches interactive TV site

Interactive Investor International, online personal financial services provider, has launched its first interactive television site in partnership with NTL. The site on the NTL service gives an independent overview of the financial services market. It currently includes information on savings, home banking, pensions, stock markets, mortgages and ISAs. The information ranges in complexity from beginner&#39s step-by-step guides to best buy and top performer tables.

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