Premium bond jackpot winners will continue to receive free financial advice from chartered financial planner Matrix Capital, following the extension of its contract with National Savings and Investments (NS&I).
Matrix won the three-year contract from 2014 and has now been given a 12-month extension until 31 March next year.
The firm provides an initial guidance meeting free of charge to the winner of the million-pound premium bond jackpot, which is often held inside a hotel in a secret meeting to protect the anonymity of the winner.
It is the winners' choice whether they take the free meeting - although Matrix said they usually do. Typically, guidance on gifting, inheritance tax, investing for income, retirement planning and long-term care are discussed - though there have been "odd occasions" when children have won the million, resulting in special circumstances being required.
Matrix Capital chartered financial planner Robin Melley said: "NS&I offered to extend the contract. We could decline it if we wanted to - but we chose not to.
"We've worked really hard over the last three years to develop the relationship, and we've come up with a number of innovative ideas to improve the experience for the customer.
"The feedback we've received about the service we've delivered has been exemplary. They told us they wanted to extend the contract because they're delighted with the service provided to their customers."
The contract is only allowed to be extended for a year, and then will be re-tendered. Other firms will then have the opportunity to apply.
Earlier this week the NS&I reduced its interest rates on various products including premium bonds in order to "reflect current market conditions".
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