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Woolwich launches new mortgages to beat the base rate increase

Two successive base rate increases and nervousness over the next move in interest rates has led Woolwich to introduce an innovative new product that is a combination of fixed rate and lifetime tracker to help customers manage rising rates.

Barclays Stockbrokers gives investors direct access to global markets through launch of China Supertracker and EURO STOXX 50 capital protected Investment Notes

Barclays Stockbrokers today announces the launch of two new Investment Notes linked to the performance of the FTSE/Xinhua China 25 index and the EURO STOXX 50 (Price ) index. The two Notes form part on Barclays Stockbrokers ongoing strategy to enable UK domiciled investors access to major global markets easily and cheaply while benefiting from the capital protection of Investment Notes. The EURO STOXX 50 Note is fully capital protected while the China Supertracker Investment Note has a degree of capital protection. Both Notes have enhanced upside.

Barclays Stockbrokers gives investors direct access to global markets through launch of China Supertracker and EURO STOXX 50 capital protected Investment Notes

Barclays Stockbrokers today announces the launch of two new Investment Notes linked to the performance of the FTSE/Xinhua China 25 index and the EURO STOXX 50 (Price ) index. The two Notes form part on Barclays Stockbrokers ongoing strategy to enable UK domiciled investors access to major global markets easily and cheaply while benefiting from the capital protection of Investment Notes. The EURO STOXX 50 Note is fully capital protected while the China Supertracker Investment Note has a degree of capital protection. Both Notes have enhanced upside.

Barclays Stockbrokers gives investors direct access to global markets through launch of China Supertracker and EURO STOXX 50 capital protected Investment Notes

Barclays Stockbrokers today announces the launch of two new Investment Notes linked to the performance of the FTSE/Xinhua China 25 index and the EURO STOXX 50 (Price ) index. The two Notes form part on Barclays Stockbrokers ongoing strategy to enable UK domiciled investors access to major global markets easily and cheaply while benefiting from the capital protection of Investment Notes. The EURO STOXX 50 Note is fully capital protected while the China Supertracker Investment Note has a degree of capital protection. Both Notes have enhanced upside.

40 days and 40 online shopping nights until Christmas

With only 40 days until Christmas and millions of shoppers choosing to shop online to avoid the high street rush, Barclaycard has today released research which shows that 1 in 10 shoppers are making basic internet security mistakes when they shop online. The figures show, that based on Internet shopping levels in 2005, 2.5 million people could be making basic mistakes every year when they buy goods and services online*. The research comes as Barclaycard, which expects its customers to make over 1 million online transactions over the festive period, releases advice for shoppers to ensure that they are taking the simple steps necessary to keep their online Christmas shopping as safe as it should be.

The name's Bond, the car's Mondeo

In a shock to film and motor fans everywhere, legendary secret agent James Bond may have finally lost his uber-cool image by trading in style for practicality and taking the wheel of a Ford Mondeo in the latest Bond film Casino Royale.