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Saver Plus

  • Earn a higher interest rate for limiting the number of withdrawals you make
  • Designed for those who can withdraw 4 times or fewer per year – ideal if you don’t need to dip in to your savings often but want the comfort of knowing you can access your money if you need to

You can open Saver Plus account face-to-face in one of our Relationship Centres or by downloading an application form and sending it to us with proof of identity.

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Key Information
  • The account can be opened face to face in our Relationship Centres or by post
  • Open an account with as little as £100, up to £1,000,000
  • Designed for those who can withdraw 4 times or fewer per year
  • Passbook based savings account
Interest Rate
Gross/AER Variable
What might Saver Plus look like for me?
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Questions we get asked

What is Saver Plus?

Our Saver Plus account is ideal if you want to save money and only need to make a handful of withdrawals each year. You’ll get a better rate of interest than our Instant Access Saver and can make up to 4 withdrawals in a 12 month period.

If you think you’ll make regular withdrawals from your savings then our Instant Access Saver account might be better suited to you.

What's the interest rate?

4.81% Gross/AER variable.

AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate and illustrates what the interest rate would be if interest was paid and added each year.

Gross interest is paid annually into your account without tax deducted on 31 March each year. You might be required to pay tax on savings interest – this should be arranged directly with HMRC through your tax return.

Will the interest rate change?

The interest rate is variable and can change – if it increases, we’ll update our website and, if the rate goes down, we’ll write to you 14 days before it changes.

You can find out more about changes to our interest rates by reading our Savings Terms & Conditions.

What would be the estimated balance after 12 months if I opened an account with £1,000?

After 12 months the estimated balance would be £1,048.10

This estimate is just for illustrative purposes and doesn’t take into account any deposits or withdrawals you might make.

Can anyone open a Saver Plus account?

Accounts can be opened by anyone aged 18 or over. Applicants must be resident in the UK.

How do I open the account?

You can open a Saver Plus account in one of our Relationship Centres, or if it’s easier for you, you can download an application form and send it to us with a cheque for your initial deposit and proof of ID. Please read our Proof of ID checklist for details of ID we can accept.

The minimum opening deposit amount is £100, up to a maximum of £1,000,000.

You’ll get a passbook when you open the account and you can make deposits in our Relationship Centres (cash or cheque), by post (cheques only) or by bank transfer. For more information see managing your savings account.

Can I withdraw money?

You can make withdrawals in person in one of our Relationship Centres, or by post – whichever suits you best. Just keep in mind that this savings account offers you a better rate for not making regular withdrawals and is designed for those who are able to make 4 or fewer withdrawals per year.

If you make a 5th withdrawal in any rolling 12 month period, your account will convert to our Instant Access Saver (or an equivalent if that account is no longer available), and the relevant account terms and conditions and interest rates will apply.

You can make unlimited withdrawals in our Relationship Centres without notice, penalty or charges. You’ll need to bring proof of ID with you (for example, a valid Passport) and your signature (for example, a valid driving licence).

A maximum of £1,000 cash can be withdrawn from our Relationship Centres per day, and you need to keep the minimum balance of £100. This is not an account for making day-to-day payments.

You can also request withdrawals to your nominated account by post.

How will I receive my interest?

Gross interest is paid directly into your account without tax deducted each year on 31 March. You might need to pay tax on savings interest – this should be arranged directly with HMRC through your tax return.

If you’re a basic rate taxpayer and have savings income or interest of more than £1,000 (£500 for higher rate taxpayers), you’ll have to pay some tax on this. You can find out more by calling HMRC on 0300 200 3300 or visit

Please read the Savings Terms & Conditions section for general conditions.


Financial Services Compensation Scheme

The deposits in your Instant Access Saver are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the UK’s deposit guarantee scheme.

If your bank or building society fails and can’t pay back your money, FSCS can automatically pay you compensation:

  • up to £85,000 per eligible person, per bank, building society or credit union.

  • up to £170,000 for joint accounts.

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