I was chatting to Sue at Barclays this week and she told me all about their local business fixed rate bond. It starts on 5 December 2008 and matures on 5 June 2009. It has a 6.00% Gross Interest/AER. The minimum balance is £20,000 and the maximum is £4,999,999. One bond is allowed per customer and no withdrawels are permitted. With such a great rate, there is limited availability on these bonds so they will be issued on a first come, first served basis.