Darlington Building Society Fixed Rate Bonds

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Darlington Building Society fixed rate bonds offer guaranteed returns on your savings because the interest rate is fixed for the duration of the term. There are a whole host of fixed rate bonds in the savings market, so make sure you compare features of Darlington Building Society fixed rate bonds with other deals that are available before deciding it they're right for you check the comparison tables below

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
Instant Access
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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

£500More Info >
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

£1,000More Info >
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
Instant Access
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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

£500More Info >
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.

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%Current Account
Instant Access
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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 0.75% AER on ALL instant access savings balances, and 0.25% AER on current account balances up to £2,000. No monthly account fee
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
0.75%Easy AccessMore Info >
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.
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

6 yearsMore Info >
  • 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

6 yearsMore Info >
  • 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

4 yearsMore Info >
  • 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.


Darlington Building Society Fixed Rate Bond key facts

  • Interest paid monthly or annually
  • £2,000 minimum deposit
  • £10,000 maximum deposit
  • Bond is only available to investors who live in Darlington Building Society’s local postcode area

 

Whether or not Darlington Building Society fixed rate bonds are right for you will depend on your personal requirements, such as:

 

  • How much you wish to invest
  • How long you want to lock the money away
  • What interest rate you are looking for
  • Whether you want access to your money during the term
  • If you want interest paid monthly or annually

 

Our FREE online service offers a way of comparing some of the latest deals around, so check out the table and see if Darlington Building Society fixed rate bonds tick all the boxes.

 

Fixed rate bonds can vary between plans but they normally share a few common features including:

 

  • The interest rate you are offered will stay consistent no matter what happens to the market in general over the course of your bond. This means you may be locked into an uncompetitive rate should rates start to rise while your money is locked away in a fixed rate bond, but at the same time could secure you a better deal if they fall over the same period.
  • You cannot make any withdrawals or additional deposits once you have set up the account
  • You cannot close the account early without incurring some form of forfeit.
  • Many bond providers will convert your bond into an instant access savings account when the term ends unless you otherwise tell them what you wish to be done with it.
  • Tend to offer higher interest rates than their instant access alternative

 

Most bonds will not allow you access to your money for a fixed period of time. Some accounts will allow early closure but usually with some kind of penalty which could mean you get back less in return than you originally deposited. Because of this you should shop around different plans and look into alternative investments before investing in a fixed rate bond.

 

Other types of plan you may wish to think about

 

  • Tracker bonds – Another type of bond so they share many of the features of a Fixed Rate bond. The key difference is that the amount of interest your bond accumulated can vary in response to changes in the Base Rate set by the Bank of England, rather than being consistent as with a fixed rate. This means if the base rate does improve you will benefit from a better interest rate, however if it falls you will earn less interest.

 

  • Structured Deposits – As with a bond this plan requires you to tie up your savings for a set period of time, this type of plan usually offer better potential interest rates than a bond but your return is not guaranteed.  Your return is usually dependant on how a index or indices perform over the period. If over the structured deposit’s term the index or indices it is tied to fails to perform in the way the deposit states then you will get your full deposit back but you will not receive any interest gains on it. Because you risk earning no interest on this type of plan you should carefully consider if it is the right choice for you before you lock your money away in it.

 

  • Savings Account – If you are looking into how you can earn interest on your savings but still also maintain access to them should you ever need them then an instant access savings account may be the solution to you. Although they do normally offer lower interest rates than bonds or structured deposits, they tend to 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.