The National Treasury Management Agency has announced new issues of its range of state savings products.

The products are available in any post office nationwide.

The NTMA are now offering a three year savings bond offering a 7% fixed rate total return and a four year national solidarity bond offering a 12% fixed rate return.

It is also offering a five year savings certificate offering a 15% fixed rate total return, a six year instalment savings product with a 17% fixed rate total return and a ten year national solidarity bond with a 45% fixed rate total return.

It is also offering a five year savings certificate offering a 15% fixed rate total return, a six year instalment savings product with a 17% fixed rate total return and a ten year national solidarity bond with a 45% fixed rate total return.

The agency has also announced changes to interest rates on the ordinary deposit account and deposit account plus accounts.

''The new rates reflect changes in the wider market for savings products and continue to offer savers a competitive return on their money over periods of up to 10 years,'' an NTMA spokesman said.

All state savings money is placed directly with the Government.