Savings

How will the change to the Base Rate affect my savings account?

On 4 August 2016 the Bank of England announced a decrease in the Bank of England Base Rate from 0.50% to 0.25%.

 Find out how this may affect you

Changes to the way savings accounts work from 6 April

Easy Access Savings

Account nameInterest rate (AER)Minimum opening balanceFixed / VariableWithdrawalsInterest paid 
Access Saver
0.25% gross/AER introductory variable rate for 12 months
£1
Variable
Unlimited
Annually
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Exclusive Saver
0.50% gross/AER introductory variable rate for 12 months £1
Variable
Unlimited
Annually or Monthly
  Find out more 
Monthly Saver 2.00% gross/AER
£25 to £250 a month
Fixed
Unlimited
Annually
  Find out more 
Young Saver

1.99% gross/ 2.00% AER on balances from £1 up to £20,000
0.25% gross/AER on anything over £20,000

£1 Variable Unlimited Quarterly  Find out more 

Tax Free Savings

Account name Interest rate (AER) Minimum opening balance Fixed / Variable Withdrawals Interest paid  
Help to Buy: ISA

1.50% tax free/AER variable

Help to Buy. Backed by Government.

Initial deposit of up to £1,000 followed by top ups of up to £200 a month paid by standing order once a month to be received by the 25th
Variable
Unlimited (subject to a minimum balance of £1) but you won’t be able to claim your Help to Buy bonus on any funds withdrawn
Annually

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Access Cash ISA 0.35% tax free/AER introductory variable rate for 12 months £1  Variable  Unlimited  Annually

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Fixed Cash ISA 0.75% tax free/AER for the 1 year term

£500

Fixed 

None, by closure only subject to a loss of interest 

Annually or Monthly

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Junior Cash ISA 2.50% tax free/AER variable £1 Variable None, until the child is 18

Annually

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Fixed Term Savings

Account name Interest rate (AER) Minimum opening balance Fixed / Variable Withdrawals Interest paid  
Fixed Rate Bond 0.80% gross/AER for the 2 year term
£2,000  Fixed  None  Annually or Monthly

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Monthly Saver 2.00% gross/AER £25 to £250 a month Fixed Unlimited Annually 

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Children's Savings

Account name Interest rate (AER) Minimum opening balance Fixed / Variable Withdrawals Interest paid  
Junior Cash ISA 2.50% tax free/AER variable £1 Variable None, until the child is 18

Annually

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Young Saver

1.99% gross/2.00% AER on balances from £1 up to £20,000
0.25% gross/AER on anything over £20,000

£1 Variable  Unlimited  Quarterly

 Find out more

Please note: Rates of interest are subject to change. To check current rates for all our Savings products please see our interest rates section.

For a definition of AER, Gross and other terms please view our savings glossary.

Tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and may change.

 

Eligible deposits with us are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). For further information about the compensation provided by the FSCS, refer to the FSCS website at www.FSCS.org.uk/. You can also visit our Financial Services Compensation Scheme page for more details.


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