Holders of Premium Bonds should all be checking to see if they are among the 550,000 people who have left £30m of prizes unclaimed. With the current financial climate being less than warm, this could be a windfall that's not to be missed. Winnings are sent out by cheque, however many prizes go unclaimed as often people are unaware of having them or have moved address and not updated their details. Sally Swait, Premium Bond Manager: "We urge anyone who believes they could have unclaimed prizes to check with us,". This can be done via the National Savings & Investments website or by writing to them. Going forward, following the Bank of England base rate cut, NS&I will be reducing interest rates on most of their savings offerings by up to 0.75% per annum. This will be effective from 19th February 2009. Fixed rate savings will also be reduced by up to 1.35%, however this change will not effect savings that are already invested in NS&I's fixed rate savings range.
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