Interest rates viewable here.
The interest rate is linked to Bank of England Base Rate (‘Base’) as follows:
Changes to the rates will become effective on the working day following the announcement of a change in the Base Rate and will be notified in accordance with the General Terms and Conditions.
Interest is compounded to the account on the 31st December each year.
As this account pays a variable rate of interest it can change over time. Changes to the rates will become effective on the working day following the announcement of a change in the Base Rate.
If you deposit £1,000.00 when you open the account, the balance after 12 months will be £1,001.40.
If you deposit £25,000.00 when you open the account, the balance after 12 months will be £25,060.00.
If you deposit £50,000.00 when you open the account, the balance after 12 months will be £50,170.00.
You must open the account with at least £1.
No account can be opened until a correctly completed, signed and dated application form is received in the post together with our other standard account opening forms and our performing all preliminary identification and other checks to our satisfaction. We will also require a completed and signed Mandate form.
Deposits can be added at any time, by post, standing order or your own internet banking.
Information can be requested on the phone but all instructions should be sent to us in the post.
As with all accounts for organisations, there are some rules:
You can make withdrawals from this account by giving 32 days notice and there is no charges for doing so.
You should instruct us in writing about any changes and / or to request a withdrawal.
All withdrawals must be made to an account in the same name. We will not permit a withdrawal to a third party by any method.
No charges or penalties (except those referred to in out terms and conditions where we permit early withdrawal at our discretion and any charges on transfer before maturity or notice period served) apply to these accounts.
Savings terms explained
AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate. Whenever you see an advert for a savings account which shows an interest rate, you will see the AER. This means you can use the AER to compare accounts. It shows what the interest rate would be if your interest was paid and compounded once each year.
For more definitions, view our savings glossary.