Portman launches over-50s savings account

28 October 2005
Portman Building Society has designed a savings account specifically for those in their 50s and above.

The account will be available from the end of the month and pays a competitive gross interest rate of five per cent.

The building society is also offering account-holders an initial bonus of 0.50 per cent above the Bank of England's (BBR) base rate for the first nine months.

Portman, the UK's third-largest building society, guarantees that the interest rate will remain at least 0.05 per cent above the BBR for a further 12 months.

"This is a time when people will often come to rely more heavily on their savings," said Helen Shaw, group communications manager at Portman.

"They will be seeking the security of a product that will make their savings work hard, whilst generating a regular income."

A survey by Portman found that most of its customers will be eligible for the account, which is only open to those aged 50 and over.

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