Bradford and Bingley Fixed Rate Bonds

Bradford and Bingley fixed rate bonds offer a variety of options, depending on how you want to save. From January 2010 Bradford & Bingley fixed rate bonds have been re-branded as Santander fixed rate bonds.

ProviderAccountInterest RateTermApply
5.00%Current Account
Instant Access
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5.00% interest for 12 months on balances up to £2,500 for the first year. You must pay in £1,000 or more each month to receive interest (excluding transfers from any Nationwide account held by you or anyone else). 12 month fee-free arranged overdraft available. No monthly fee. Must be aged 18 or older.
5.00%Current Account
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5.00% interest on balances up to £2,000 PLUS 5% cashback on first £100 of Contactless payments every month. Must pay in a minimum of £500 into the account each month. No monthly account fee.

2.01%

per annum

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Earn 2.01% fixed interest. 5 year term. Interest can be paid monthly or annually. Minimum deposit £500, Maximum deposit £250,000. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

1.80%

per annum

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Earn 1.80% gross/AER fixed for 4 years. Save £1,000 - £250,000. No withdrawals during the term. Individual or joint accounts available. Annual or monthly interest.

1.61%

per annum

£500More Info >
Earn 1.61% fixed interest. 3 year term. Interest can be paid monthly or annually. Minimum deposit £500, Maximum deposit £250,000. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

1.53%

per annum

£500More Info >
Earn 1.53% fixed interest. 2 year term. Interest can be paid monthly or annually. Minimum deposit £500, Maximum deposit £250,000. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected
1.50%Current Account
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Monthly Interest of 1.50% AER (variable) payable on your entire balance up to £20,000 (3.0% AER until 1st November 2016). Monthly Cashback on selected household bills. Must pay in £500 into the account each month.

1.35%

per annum

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Earn 1.35% fixed interest. 1 year term. Interest can be paid monthly or at maturity. Minimum deposit £500, Maximum deposit £250,000. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected
1.00%Instant AccessMore Info >
MARKET LEADING: Earn 1.00% gross/AER Instant Access. No notice periods. Unlimited payments and withdrawals. Pay in from £100. RCI Bank are protected up to a total of €100,000 by the FGDR, the French deposit protection scheme. Manage account online.
1.00%Current Account
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Innovative new banking service powered by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks. Get your current account and instant access savings account working together. Earn 1% AER on ALL instant access credit balances, and 0.5% AER on current account balances up to £2,000 until 30 November 2016. From 01 December 2016 the rate will be 0.25% AER (0.25% gross p.a. variable). INTRODUCTORY OFFER: Free for the first 12 months.

0.95%

per annum

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0.95% gross/AER fixed for 1 year. £1,000 minimum opening balance. Withdraw cash early if you need to (subject to loss of interest).
0.75%Easy AccessMore Info >
Earn 0.75% tax free/AER variable. Open with £100. Unlimited free withdrawals. Transfer in ISAs held elsewhere - no limit
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0.75% gross/AER on balances from £1,000 to £1 million. Guaranteed to be at least 0.50% above Base Rate** until 31st December 2017. Unlimited withdrawals without restriction or loss of interest.

With Bradford and Bingley (now Santander UK) fixed rate bond features:

  • Choice of a 1 or 2 year bond
  • Minimum deposit of £500 to a maximum of £2 million
  • Only available to those aged 16 years or over
  • No additional deposits, withdrawals or account closures are permitted

As you cannot access your money again until the bond term ends with this bond it is really worth shopping around to compare your options to try and make sure you are getting the best deal.

Other types of plan you may wish to think about

  • Tracker bonds – These are similar to fixed rate, but instead of your interest rate staying consistent throughout the bond’s term, it will change in reflection to any increases or decreases in the Base Rate set by the Bank of England. This means if during the term the base rate raises you will benefit from an increase in how much you receive in interest, if however it decreases you will receive less.

 

  • Structured Deposits – Like a bond a structured deposit requires you to tie up your funds for a set amount of time. This type of plan is normally linked to an index such as the FTSE 100. If over the plan the index or indices perform in a certain way you will receive your original investment back plus an interest payment typically larger than those offered by bonds or savings accounts. However if it does not perform in a certain way set out at the start of the plan you will receive your investment back but with no gains on it, so it is a risk that needs to be carefully considered beforehand.

 

  • Savings Account – If you are looking into how you can earn interest on your savings while maintaining access to them should you ever need them before the end of the term then an instant access savings account may be the solution to you. Although they do offer lower interest rates than bonds or structured deposits, they usually offer unlimited free withdrawals meaning if you should ever need your savings you don’t need to worry about any forfeit for closing the account early.
Alternatives to Fixed Rate Bonds
ProviderPlanDeposit TakerPotential ReturnTermMore Info
Retirement Deposit PlanInvestec Bank plc

3.75%

per year, plus 22.5% at end of term

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  • 3.75% annual payments from capital
  • 77.5% remainder of initial deposit paid at end of term
  • Potential 22.5% growth return at end of term, if the Index is higher than 90% of Initial Value
  • Capital protected
  • Low minimum - £3,000
  • Short/medium alternative to fixed rates
  • Available for Cash ISA and  ISA Transfers 
  • Covered by the FSCS (Financial Services Compensation Scheme)
  • Limited offer - deadlines apply. May close early if oversubscribed
  • Only available for new ISA investments or ISA transfers, not direct investments
  • Plan designed to be held for full term
  • Arrangement fee applies
  • Returns not guaranteed. You may only receive a return of your original capital
6 Year Defensive Deposit PlanInvestec Bank plc

24%

at end of term

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  • 24% fixed return if the Index is higher than 95% of its Initial Level
  • Capital protected
  • Low minimum - £3,000
  • Medium/longer term alternative to fixed rates
  • Available for Cash ISA,  ISA Transfers and non-ISA
  • Covered by the FSCS (Financial Services Compensation Scheme)
  • Limited offer - deadlines apply. May close early if oversubscribed
  • Plan designed to be held for full term
  • Arrangement fee applies
  • Returns not guaranteed. You may only receive a return of your original capital
4 Year Deposit PlanInvestec Bank plc

12%

at end of term

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  • 12% fixed return if the Index is higher
  • Capital protected
  • Low minimum - £3,000
  • Short/medium alternative to fixed rates
  • Available for Cash ISA, ISA Transfers and non-ISA
  • Covered by the FSCS (Financial Services Compensation Scheme)
  • Limited offer - deadlines apply. May close early if oversubscribed
  • Plan designed to be held for full term
  • Arrangement fee applies
  • Returns not guaranteed. You may only receive a return of your original capital
Kick Out Deposit PlanInvestec Bank plc

3%

per annum

Up to
6 years
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  • 3% for each year if the FTSE 100 finishes higher than its starting value
  • Opportunity to mature early at year 3, 4 or 5
  • Capital protected
  • Short/medium term alternative to fixed rates
  • Available for Cash ISAs, ISA transfers and non-ISA
  • Covered by the FSCS (Financial Services Compensation Scheme)
  • Limited offer - deadlines apply. May close early if oversubscribed
  • Plan designed to be held for full term
  • Arrangement fee applies
  • Returns not guaranteed. You may only receive a return of your original capital 

These are structured deposit plans and are capital protected. There is a risk that the company backing the plans or any company associated with the plans may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated. In this event you may be entitled to compensation from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) , depending on your individual circumstances. In addition, you may not get back the full amount of your initial investment if the plans are not held for the full term.

If you are at all unsure of the suitability of these types of investments, both in respect of their objectives and risk profiles, you should seek independent financial advice.