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Bank of Ireland launches a new seven-year fixed rate

Bank of Ireland&#39s new seven-year fixed rate is at 4.99% fixed to October 1 2009.

There is a £299 arrangement fee, and no overhang. Redemption charges are 7% in Years one and two, 6% in years three to seven. Product Code AJ1.

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Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

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