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Alliance & Leicester offers bonus rate for new Premier customers

Alliance & Leicester has announced that it will offer new current account holders a welcome bonus rate of 6% gross pa/AER payable on its PlusSaver account until December 2008.

PlusSaver is a savings account, which will set up automatically when customers open either a Premier, Premier 21 or Premier Direct current account. This welcome bonus offer of 0.75% above the standard rate of 5.25%, will apply to balances up to GBP50,000 and to premier accounts opened by the end of 2007.

Customers who register to use Alliance & Leicester’s mobile banking via internet banking also receive a GBP5 credit to their current account. Mobile banking is currently free until the end of the year and provides customers with access to their finances 24 hours a day, wherever they are in the world.

The PlusSaver account offers 24/7 access to accounts through Alliance & Leicester’s secure telephone, internet and mobile phone banking systems. It also offers benefits such as a no notice period and no penalty for withdrawals, as well as a regular saving option via standing order.

Andy Bayes, head of current accounts at Alliance & Leicester, said: This is a great opportunity to say thank you to our new premier customers for joining Alliance & Leicester, and to encourage those customers to get into the habit of saving. At a competitive rate of 6%, PlusSaver is one of the best places to save your hard earned money, and you have the added benefit of being able to get at your cash quickly and easily via one of our Premier current accounts.