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3% for an easy access savings account - minimum £25,000 deposit (Existing Current Account Required) via Monmouthshire Building Society

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Joined in 2019

About this deal

Monmouthshire BS pays the top rate of 3% for an easy access account minimum 25k deposit

Premium Instant Account
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Account Name Premium Instant Account - Issue 3
What is the interest rate?
3.00% AER/Gross - Annual Interest.
Interest is variable and calculated on a daily basis on the balance in the account.
Interest is paid following close of business on March 31st each year.
If the account falls below the minimum balance of £25,000, you will receive a variable interest rate of 0.05% AER/Gross, until the account is returned to the minimum balance.
Can Monmouthshire Building Society change the interest rate?
Yes - the interest rate is variable, which means the interest rate can go up or down.
In line with our
General Terms and Conditions for savings accounts
(6.9 -6.11) we may change the interest rate at any time if we reasonably believe the change is needed.
If we increase the interest rate, we will display this information in our branch/agency offices and on our website.
If we decrease the interest rate we will notify you by sending you a letter, email or other personal notice 30 days in advance of the change.
What would the estimated balance be after 12 months based on a £25,000 deposit?
We have worked this out assuming a £25,000 deposit is made, no further deposits or withdrawals are made during a 12 month period, the interest rate stays the same and is paid into the account.
How do I open and manage my account?
You can open this account at any branch or agency, by post or online.
You must be a UK resident (excluding Northern Ireland) aged 16 and over.
The minimum amount required to open this account is £25,000.
Additional deposits can be made as often as you like up to the maximum balance.
Deposits can be made by cash (at a branch or agency), cheque, bank transfer or standing order.
The maximum account balance is £500,000 for a sole account (£1,000,000 for joint accounts).
You can manage your account at any branch or agency, by post or online (if registered with our ‘My Accounts’ service).
Can I withdraw money?
Yes, you do not have to give notice to make a withdrawal or close your account.
Withdrawals can be made by cash, cheque and electronic transfer.
If a withdrawal reduces the account balance to less than £25,000, you will receive a variable interest rate of 0.05% AER/Gross, from the date of the withdrawal until the account is returned to the minimum balance.
Additional Product Information
AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate and illustrates what the interest rate would be if interest was paid and compounded each year.
The gross rate is the rate of interest payable before the deduction of tax.
You will only need to pay tax on any savings income you earn above your Personal Savings Allowance. The Personal Savings Allowance applies to the total savings income you earn from all banks/building societies and not just from Monmouthshire Building Society. Visit HMRC website at hmrc.gov.uk for more information.
The tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and may change in the future.
Interest rate effective from 24th November 2022.
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    Not sure this is the place with lots of people having £25k+ sitting by idlily.
    I opened one of these about an hour ago, so yes, i think it's the perfect place.
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    Probably got that sort of money sitting by idly because of the savings made on HUKD
    Shhh don't tell everyone!
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    I'll have 2 please
    Buy one get one free
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    Thanks op
    Your welcome
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    no longer available @Gadget-Monkey
    Still available via branches or agencies.
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    You can inly put 500k in though
    He has a million to put away though
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    Is this legit, website is terrible and won't let you apply online?
    I think it must be due to the amount of people wanting to open one, it was fine for me an hour or so ago.
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    Ideal, thanks. A bond closes in a couple of days.
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    Says you can apply online, but can't find we're. Any ideas
    I'm guessing they have opened as many accounts as they wanted to, or they might have paused applications until they have opened the ones they have already got in. I'd suggest to try again later tonight, or over the next few days.
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    Anyone opening one of these want to buy some magic beans off me?
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    Good rate but shame no monthly income option.
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    Poor deal!

    • Interest is paid following close of business on March 31st each year.
    • Annual Interest.
    That makes it a poor deal for what reason?
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    is it worth the hassle of transferring from santander 2.72 to this 50k plus
    (3%-2.75%)*50k= £125 a year difference
    2.72% monthly payments = 2.75% yearly
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    For those who managed to open one online yesterday, have you had any email confirmation at all?
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