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Stroud & Swindon launches two mini Isas

Stroud & Swindon is launching two mini Isas, a Catmarked Branch Cash mini Isa and a Direct Cash mini Isa.

The branch Isa will be available over the counter while the direct product will be available by telephone.

For the branch Isa, the rate is 5.5 per cent for savings up to £999, 6 per cent for savings up to £2,999 and 6.25 per cent for savings of £3,000 or over.

For the direct Isa, the rate is 6 per cent for savings between £1,000 and £2,999 and 6.25 per cent for savings of £3,000.


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IFA calls for unbundling of investment charges

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Europe: why persist with value today?

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