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Everybody's Guide to Money Matters by William Cotton, F.S.A.

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200. No more than 200 Government Stock
can be purchased in any one year, and the total
amount of stock standing in a depositor's ac-
count at any one time must not exceed 500.
The dividends or interest on any Government
Stock is credited periodically to the holder's
ordinary deposit account. When a depositor
wishes to withdraw the whole or any part of his
money, he has to fill up and forward to the
Savings Bank Department in London, a notice
of withdrawal, and a form for the purpose may
be obtained at any Post Office Savings Bank.
He will then receive by post a warrant, on pre-
sentation of which, at any branch Post Office he
may have selected, payment will be made. Pay-
ment by a warrant may be made to another
person on behalf of the depositor, provided the
latter signs a form of authority for the purpose,
which form may be obtained at any Post Office
Savings Bank.

A depositor of the age of sixteen and upwards
may nominate any person to receive any sum
(not exceeding 100) due to such depositor at
his death. Every nomination must be in writing
on the proper form, which may be obtained from
the Controller of the Savings Bank Department,
in London, to whom the nomination must be
sent during the depositor's life-time.

Where, at the time of the depositor's death,
the amount standing to his credit exceeds 100,
it will be necessary, in order to obtain payment,
that probate of his will, if any, or letters of
administration (if he has died intestate), should
be obtained in the usual manner.

Where the whole amount standing to the
credit of a depositor at the time of his death,
inclusive of Government Stock, does not exceed
100, in default of a nomination, or probate,
or letters of administration, payment may be
made:-

To any person who has paid the funeral
expenses of the depositor;
To creditors of the depositor;
To the widow or widower of the depositor;
To the persons entitled to the effects of
the deceased according to the Statute of
Distribution.
To any other person establishing, to the
satisfaction of the Postmaster General, a
claim in accordance with the Statutes and
Regulations relating to the Post Office
Savings Bank.

The salient points of the Post Office Savings
Bank have been placed before the reader, but in
connection with the system there is another
organization, for the purpose of purchasing
Government Annuities and effecting Life Insur-
ance, of so varied and elaborate a character that
every possible requirement seems to be provided
for. The "Post Office Guide," which is pub-
lished quarterly, contains voluminous tables and
explanations in respect of this organization, and
full details and clear directions for the guidance
of the public in regard to the Savings Bank.

The growing success which attends these
several institutions is an unmistakable indica-
tion of the value set upon them by the people.
The prudent and thrifty have not been slow to
take advantage of the benefits they offer, not the
least of which are the freedom from doubt and
anxiety they enjoy as to the safety of their
money, and the certainty felt that, though other
concerns may fall and involve their victims in
ruin, here there is absolute and permanent
security.

APPENDIX

TABLE OF INTEREST ON INVESTMENTS.
Showing how the rate of interest actually received varies
according to the amount paid for the Stock.

_Example._ -- If a purchaser gives 88 for 100 6% stock, he will find
that the rate of interest on the sum invested is 6 16s. 6d., being the
amount in the column headed 6%, opposite to 88 in the first column.

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|Price| | | | | | | |
| per | 3 | 4 | 4 1/2 | 5 | 5 1/2 | 6 | 7 |
|100.| pr. ct.| pr. ct.| pr. ct.| pr. ct.| pr. ct.| pr. ct.| pr. ct.|
|-----|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
| | s. d.| s. d.| s. d.| s. d.| s. d.| s. d.| s. d.|
| 125 | 2 8 0| 3 4 0| 3 12 0| 4 0 0| 4 8 0| 4 16 0| 5 12 0|
| 120 | 2 10 0| 3 6 8| 3 15 0| 4 3 4| 4 11 8| 5 0 0| 5 16 8|
| 115 | 2 12 2| 3 9 7| 3 18 3| 4 7 0| 4 15 8| 5 4 4| 6 1 9|
| 110 | 2 14 6| 3 12 9| 4 1 9| 4 10 11| 5 0 0| 5 9 0| 6 7 3|
| 105 | 2 17 2| 3 _6_ 2| 4 5 9| 4 15 3| 5 4 9| 5 14 4| 6 13 4|
| 98 | 3 1 3| 4 1 8| 4 12 10| 5 2 0| 5 12 2| 6 2 6| 7 2 10|
| 96 | 3 2 6| 4 3 4| 4 13 9| 5 4 2| 5 14 4| 6 5 0| 7 5 10|
| 94 | 3 3 9| 4 5 0| 4 15 7| 5 6 4| 5 17 0| 6 7 6| 7 8 10|
| 92 | 3 5 3| 4 7 0| 4 17 10| 5 8 9| 5 19 7| 6 10 6| 7 12 3|
| 90 | 3 6 8| 4 8 10| 5 0 0| 5 11 1| 6 2 3| 6 13 4| 7 15 7|
| 88 | 3 8 3| 4 10 10| 5 2 4| 5 13 7| 6 5 0| 6 16 6| 7 19 0|
| 86 | 3 9 9| 4 13 0| 5 4 7| 5 16 3| 6 7 11| 6 19 6| 8 2 9|
| 84 | 3 11 6| 4 15 4| 5 7 3| 5 19 1| 6 11 0| 7 3 0| 8 6 9|
| 82 | 3 13 1| 4 17 6| 5 9 7| 6 2 0| 6 14 2| 7 6 3| 8 10 7|
| 80 | 3 15 0| 5 0 0| 5 _7_ 6| 6 5 0| 6 17 6| 7 10 0| 8 15 0|
| 78 | 3 17 6| 5 2 10| 5 15 8| 6 8 7| 7 1 6| 7 14 3| 9 0 0|
| 76 | 3 18 10| 5 5 2| 5 18 4| 6 11 6| 7 4 7| 7 17 8| 9 3 11|
| 74 | 4 1 0| 5 8 0| 6 1 6| 6 15 0| 7 8 6| 8 2 0| 9 9 0|
| 72 | 4 3 4| 5 11 1| 6 5 0| 6 18 11| 7 12 9| 8 6 8| 9 14 5|
| 70 | 4 5 9| 5 14 3| 6 8 7| 7 2 10| 7 17 6| 8 14 3|10 0 0|
| 68 | 4 8 1| 5 17 6| 6 12 2| 7 7 0| 8 1 9| 8 16 3|10 5 9|
| 66 | 4 10 0| 6 0 0| 6 15 0| 7 10 0| 8 5 0| 9 0 0|10 10 0|
| 64 | 4 13 9| 6 5 0| 7 0 8| 7 16 3| 8 11 10| 9 7 6|10 18 9|
| 62 | 4 16 9| 6 9 0| 7 5 1| 8 1 3| 8 17 4| 9 13 6|11 5 9|
| 60 | 5 0 0| 6 13 4| 7 10 0| 8 6 8| 9 3 4|10 0 0|11 13 4|
| 58 | 5 3 5| 6 17 10| 7 15 1| 8 12 4| 9 9 7|10 6 10|12 1 4|
| 56 | 5 7 1| 7 2 10| 8 0 8| 8 18 6| 9 16 4|10 14 3|12 10 0|
| 54 | 5 11 9| 7 8 0| 8 6 9| 9 5 0|10 4 3|11 2 0|12 19 0|
| 52 | 5 15 3| 7 13 6| 8 12 10| 9 12 3|10 11 4|11 10 6|13 9 0|
| 50 | 6 0 0| 8 0 0| 9 0 0|10 0 0|11 0 0|12 0 0|14 0 9|
| 48 | 6_15_ 0| 8 6 8| 9 7 6|10 12 6|11 9 0|12 5 0|14 11 8|
| 46 | 6 10 4| 8 13 10| 9 15 0|10 17 4|11 19 0|13 0 0|15 4 2|
| 44 | 6 16 1| 9 1 10|10 4 6|11 1 9|12 10 0|13 12 9|15 18 2|
| 42 | 7 2 9| 9 10 2|10 19 3|11 18 0|13 2 0|14 5 3|16 13 4|
| 40 | 7 10 0|10 0 0|11 5 0|12 10 0|13 15 0|15 0 0|17 10 0|
| 36 | 8 6 8|11 2 2|12 10 0|13 17 9|15 5 0|16 13 4|19 15 7|
| 32 | 9 7 6|12 10 0|14 1 3|15 12 6|17 3 9|18 15 0|21 17 6|
| 30 |10 0 0|13 6 8|15 0 0|16 13 4|18 6 8|20 0 0|23 6 8|
| 26 |11 10 0|15 7 9|17 6 3|19 5 0|21 3 6|23 1 6|26 18 6|
| 20 |15 0 0|20 0 0|22 10 0|25 0 0|27 10 0|30 0 0|35 0 0|
| 15 |20 0 0|26 13 4|30 0 0|33 6 8|36 13 4|40 0 0|46 0 0|
| 10 |30 0 0|40 0 0|45 0 0|50 0 0|55 0 0|60 0 0|70 0 0|
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EXAMPLES OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS.

CORRESPONDENCE.

(Sending Money by Post.)

Address___________________
Date___________________
The Manager,
Blankshire Bank.

Sir,
Please place the amount of the enclosed cheques and
notes to the credit of my account and acknowledge receipt
to
Yours faithfully
JANE SMITH.

Cheque 20 0 0
Notes 45 0 0
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65 0 0

(Requiring Money.)

Address___________________
Date___________________
The Manager,
Blankshire Bank.

Sir,
I shall be obliged by your sending me under registered
cover to the above address 15 in 5 Bank of England
notes for which I enclose my cheque.
Yours faithfully
JANE SMITH.
Blanktown.

(Acknowledging Receipt.)

Address___________________
Date___________________
The Manager,
Blankshire Bank.

Sir,
I have to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of 15
in bank notes.
Yours faithfully
JANE SMITH.
Blanktown.

(Transfer to Deposit Account)

Address___________________
Date___________________
The Manager,
Blankshire Bank.

Sir,
I shall be obliged by your transferring 300 from
my current account to a deposit account and forwarding
me the receipt.
I enclose a cheque for the amount.
Yours faithfully
JANE SMITH.
Blanktown.

(Arranging for Cheque to be Honoured by
Another Bank.)

Address___________________
Date___________________
The Manager,
Blankshire Bank.

Sir,
I shall be obliged if you will advise your Branch
_(or some other Bank)_ at Liverpool to pay me 20 on
application.
Yours faithfully
JANE SMITH.
Blanktown.

(Request for Passport and Circular Notes.)

Address___________________
Date___________________
The Manager,
Blankshire Bank.

Sir,
I propose during the next two or three months to travel
on the Continent accompanied by my niece, Miss Lucy
Smith, and my maid, Jane Parker. Will you kindly obtain
a passport for us and also forward me 100 in circular
notes, for which I enclose my cheque.
Yours faithfully
JANE SMITH.
Blanktown.

(Ordering Letter of Credit to Remit.)

Address___________________
Date___________________
The Manager,
Blankshire Bank.

Sir,
I desire to send 120 to John Smith, residing near
Winnipeg, in North America; and shall be obliged if
you will send me the necessary form to remit to him so that
he may obtain the money without difficulty or delay.
Yours faithfully
JANE SMITH.

_N.B. -- Remittances in this way can be sent to almost
every town in the civilised world._

(Remitting in this Country.)

Address___________________
Date___________________
The Manager,
Blankshire Bank.

Sir,
I shall be obliged by your advising your Branch Bank
(or some other Bank) in Leeds, to pay George Jones on
application the sum of 54, for which I enclose a cheque
and a specimen of Mr. Jones's signature.
Yours faithfully
JANE SMITH.
Blanktown.

(Lodging Securities at Bank.)

Address___________________
Date___________________
The Manager,
Blankshire Bank.

Sir,
I shall be obliged by your taking charge for me of some
securities which you will find specified on the other side, and
hold them for safe custody. Please also cut off and collect
the coupons attached to the Bonds and place the amounts
from time to time, as they fall due, to the credit of my
account.
Yours faithfully
JANE SMITH.
Blanktown.

(Order to Receive Dividends.)

Address___________________
Date___________________
The Manager,
Blankshire Bank.

Sir,
I am desirous that the dividends or interest in my stock
shall be paid to the bank direct for the credit of my
account.
Kindly send me the proper form or order for my sig-
nature.
Yours faithfully
JANE SMITH.
Blanktown.

(Ordering Investments.)

Address___________________
Date___________________
The Manager,
Blankshire Bank.

Sir,
Please purchase on my account 500 stock 2 3/4 per
cent. Consols at the market price, and send me an account
of the same when I will forward my cheque in payment.
Yours faithfully
JANE SMITH.
Blanktown.

Or

Please purchase 500 Preference _(stating which stock)_
Stock in the Great Blankshire Railway, at a price not
exceeding 150 per cent., in my name, and send me the
account for the same, when I will forward my cheque for the
cost.
Yours faithfully
JANE SMITH.

The same form can of course be adapted for selling out,
by substituting "sell" for "purchase," writing "less" for
"not exceeding," and omitting the line as to forwarding
the cheque.

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