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Manchester Building Society – Gold Bond

Friday, May 17, 2002

Type: High interest account

Minimum-maximum investment: £2,500-£150,000

Interest rate: 5.15% gross a year

Term: Until June 30, 2004

Offer period: Until further notice

Withdrawal penalties: One penalty free withdrawal up to 10% of the balance allowed a year, thereafter 30 days&#39 loss of interest on amount withdrawn

Tel: 08709 900810


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Leading Edge – April 2017

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