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BMW and MINI launch into personal finance

BMW Financial Services and Money by MINI are launching a range of personal finance product ranges including house insurance.

The products include BMW and MINI eSaver savings account, to save towards a vehicle, home insurance, a guaranteed performance bond, 50:50 bond and two co-branded credit cards – BMW Card from American Express and the MINI Card by American Express.

In addition, all products enable customers to participate in the BMW or Money by MINI Rewards programme, which gives customers the chance to win exclusive BMW and MINI prizes.

Depending on how much they spend or save with BMW Financial Services or Money by MINI, customers will be given entries into a free monthly prize draw.

Prizes from BMW include an opportunity to drive the new BMW 3 Series Coup矢ack from the European press launch, a VIP trip to the Italian Grand Prix and a VIP trip to the BMW plant in Leipzig.

MINI prizes include a luxury visit to Los Angeles and a trip to the world-famous Ice Hotel in Lapland.

Keith Dye, chief executive officer at BMW Financial Services, says: BMW and MINI customers rightly expect and deserve high levels of service and we aim to deliver this both through our cars and now through BMW Personal Finance and Money by MINI.

We have a range of competitive financial products available – from a high interest Car Saver bonus, to BMW and MINI American Express credit cards.

Moreover, our rewards scheme offers motoring enthusiasts the chance to win some unique and exciting prizes.


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A bull case for US equities?

Neptune video: a bull case for US equities?

Watch Felix Wintle, head of US equities at Neptune, discuss why he believes US equities are in a structural bull market and the key factors that can drive the S&P 500 higher.

In the video, Wintle addresses the following:

• The US market and why — despite equities rising from 2009 — he believes the structural bull market only started in 2013
• Key economic and corporate factors that can drive the S&P 500 higher
• Investment themes and sectors offering exposure to the domestic recovery


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