Nationwide offer rewards if England win the 2010 World Cup
Depending on what you think England's chances of winning this summer's World Cup are, here's some news that is either deemed good or a crock of shit.
Basically, the Nationwide building society has launched a fixed-rate savings bond which will put more money in your wallet if the England football team manages to avoid any penalty shoot-outs and actually manage to lift the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
The Guardian reports that this four-year Football Bond, with a minimum investment of £1,000, pays 4.15% gross, plus an additional bonus if England triumphs this summer.
What kind of bonus? Well, if we see the unlikely sight of Rio Ferdinand holding the trophy aloft, an additional fixed bonus of 0.5% gross per annum will be paid from 14 May 2011 until the bond matures in four years.
It's not going to happen though, so what can you do?