Sainsburys Bank has conducted a study into the cost of pet ownership to tie in with the pet insurance they offer. Findings show that owning a dog can take up around GBP9,000. The figure quoted is the lifetime cost of ownership which includes the initial purchase of the dog as well as food, accessories vet bills and pet insurance. Sainsburys Bank also looked at the cost of owning a cat, which came in slightly lower at just over GBP7,000. The survey also showed that pet insurance can actually reduce the overall cost of keeping a pet, since the survey included those without it who had to pay all vet bills themselves. Sainsburys Bank want all pet owners to consider the cost aspect of keeping an animal before going ahead to ensure both pet and owner have a long and pleasant relationship.
New car insurance customers at Tesco Finance are able to claim a free pressure washer if they buy their policy before 25 June 2008. Upon buying the car insurance policy Tesco Finance will provide the customer with a voucher that can be redeemed at Tesco Direct for a Karcher pressure washer. New car insurance customers can also enjoy discounts of up to 15 percent when buying online. A Tesco Finance spokesman was delighted to be able to offer such a great incentive and hoped that many people considering their current car insurance cover would look at Tesco since they offer very competitive rates as well as great promotional offers such as this.
Tesco Finance has just announced an improved rate for its internet saver account, paying 6.25 percent AER for 12 months. The finance arm of Tesco has brought in a 12 month additional interest bonus of 1.5 percent, enabling them to bring this outstanding rate to the market. As a spokesman for the company said, this offer could not be timed any better, since consumers are now looking for the best savings rates possible as they look to make the most of their money. Customers can invest up to GBP100,000 in the Tesco Finance Savings Account, enjoying the bonus interest rate for the first 12 months, after which it will revert to its regular 4.75 percent AER.