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Liverpool Vic freezes WP bonus rates

Liverpool Victoria is freezing the annual bonus rates on its unitised
with-profits income and growth bonds. Until 2005, when they will be
reviewed, the income bond&#39s rate will remain at 4.25 per cent while
the growth bond&#39s will stay at 2.25 per cent. Liv Vic says the move
demonstrates its financial strength.

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