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National Savings rates change

National Savings is increasing the rates available on many of its fixed rate products, including Pensioners Bonds, Fixed Rate Savings Bonds and Saving Certificates.

Upward movements in market rates for fixed term investments, following increases in gilt yields, will allow National Savings to increase rates by up to 0.30 per cent.

National Savings commercial director Gill Cattanach says: "As part of National Savings’ commitment to be the bedrock of people’s savings, we will increase rates whenever we are able to, so we can give savers a fair deal."

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