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first-e the internet bank ("first-e") is a trademark used by Banque d'Escompte for banking on the internet. The contents of this site have been issued by Banque d'Escompte which is a French bank, member of the French Banks Association (AFB). Banque d'Escompte is regulated by the Commission Bancaire from the Banque de France and licenced by the Comite des Etablissements de Credit et des Entreprises d'Investissement (CECEI).

THE 6.33% (6.81% gross) AER IS AN INTRODUCTORY BONUS RATE OF INTEREST VALID UNTIL 30.09.00. AER - (Annual Equivalent Rate) - A notional rate that illustrates the gross rate as if paid and compounded on an annual basis. The gross contractual rate is the same as the AER. Interest subject to variation. Rate correct as at 01.08.00. Interest is calculated at 0.81% above the first-e base rate. The first-e base rate is 6.00% as at the 01.08.00. This offer applies for balances up to £250,000. For balances above this amount please contact us directly. *Interest is paid monthly gross of tax provided you have completed the required declaration. Standard transfers normally take 3 days to complete.

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