Personal Savings Allowance
From 6 April 2016, individuals earn interest on their savings tax free up to a certain amount. The allowance depends on the individual's income: basic rate tax payers are able earn up to £1,000 in savings interest tax free and higher rate tax payers are able to earn £500 tax free. Additional rate tax payers do not have a Personal Savings Allowance.
Kingdom Bank pays all savings interest gross - meaning that there is no tax deducted.
This means that individuals who exceed their Personal Savings Allowance, or who do not have one, will owe tax on some, or all, of their savings interest. For more information please see the latest Government information at www.gov.uk/government/publications/personal-savings-allowance-factsheet, or contact HMRC at www.gov.uk/contact-hmrc or on 0300 200 3310.
The interest rate is a fixed rate as follows:
Interest is compounded to the account at the end of the term or at each anniversary and / or at the maturity date.
Interest accrues on the daily balance of the Account at the fixed rate notified to you on opening the Account.
We are not able to change the interest rate mid term.
If you deposit £50,000.00 in a 6 months Savings bond, the balance after 12 months will be £50,350.00.
If you deposit £50,000.00 in a 12 months Savings bond, the balance after 12 months will be £50,500.00.
If you deposit £50,000.00 in a 24 months Savings bond, the balance after 12 months will be £50,650.00.
This will apply to the 12 month and 24 month treasury as standard, on the 6 month treasury this assumes:
You must open the account with at least £50,000.00.
No account can be opened until a correctly completed, signed and dated application form is received together with our other standard Account opening forms and our performing all preliminary identification and other checks to our satisfaction.
This is a savings account with telephone banking functionality. You are able to advise us about re-investment and withdrawals by telephone. All withdrawals are made to a nominated account (set up on account opening) by calling the bank and completing the security procedure using characters from a password. You are also able to request a re-investment or withdrawal in writing.
We will contact you before your bond matures to offer you a range of options including re-investment and withdrawal options.
If you change your mind, you can advise us in writing and we will cancel the account free of charge within 14 days of opening.
No deposits or withdrawals are permitted during the term of the deposit.
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.