2.75% Gross, 2.78% AER
Interest is calculated monthly and added to the account on the last working day of each month.
This savings account is designed specifically for customers over the age of 18 who are looking to save regularly between £25 and £500 per month with instant access to their monies. The account balance after 12 months from account opening must be paid away from the account. The account holder(s) can continue to pay monthly into this account without a break in deposits, saving continuing from a zero balance. The account holder(s) will be written to before the annual anniversary of the account opening seeking instructions regarding the distribution of the account balance held on the date of maturity.
Can Swansea Building Society change the interest rate?
Interest rates are variable and may be amended at any time. We will give you 14 days written notice by post of any proposed change in our interest rates. They will also be posted on our website at www.swansea-bs.co.uk or you may visit or telephone any one of our branch offices detailed on the reverse of this leaflet. Details of other Swansea Building Society savings accounts interest rates are available in our ‘Range of Savings Accounts’ leaflet which is available by visiting or telephoning one of our branch offices or online at www.swansea-bs.co.uk.
What would the estimated balance be after 12 months?
Projected Balance = £1,218.03
This figure is for illustration purposes and is based on a deposit of £100 made to the account on the first day of each month and that interest is added to the account at the end of each month. It also assumes no changes in the interest rate within the 12 month period. Instead of being added to the account interest can be paid to you at the end of each month and if that option was chosen the projected balance on your account would be £1,200.00.
How do I open and manage my account?
To open an account, you must be resident in Wales. Simply call at one of our branches or complete an application form and post it to us with appropriate identification (see our Proving Your Identity leaflet for further details available from branch offices or online at www.swansea-bs.co.uk) together with a cheque made payable to ‘Swansea Building Society a/c (your name)’.
Only one account per person is allowed and the minimum monthly investment is £25 and the maximum monthly investment is £500. At least one deposit must be made every month. Deposits can be made by cheque, electronic bank transfer, transfer from another account held with the Society (subject to the Terms and Conditions of that account) or cash. Regular monthly payments may be made by paying in cash and / or cheque at one of our branch offices, by transfer from another account held with the Society (subject to the terms and conditions of that account) and / or by Standing Order from a UK Bank / Building Society Account. The Standing Order/Transfer should be set up for any day the following month direct with your bank.
Failure to comply with any of the above conditions will result in the account being closed and the balance transferred to another account you hold with the Society. If no additional account is held at the Society or the account held cannot be credited, the closing balance will be sent to the first account holders registered address in the form of a cheque payment.
Can I withdraw money?
You can withdraw money from your account at any time without notice or penalty by visiting us at a branch or sending us your written instructions. Minimum withdrawal is £1 (or less if closing). Minimum balance to be held in this account is £25.
Specific Terms and Conditions for the Regular Saver Account:
1. Account opening and Investment Limits
To open an account, the applicant(s) need to be aged 18 and over. A maximum of one Regular Saver Account can be held either in sole or joint names.
The minimum opening investment is £25 and maximum opening investment is £500 for a sole or joint application.
The maximum balance that can be held across all Swansea Building Society savings accounts held is £85,000 in sole names and £170,000 in joint names where the customer became a member on or after 01 January 2017. Where the customer was a member prior to this, the maximum balance that can be held across all Swansea Building Society savings accounts (whether sole or jointly held) is £500,000. Where excess monies are received, such monies will be returned using the same method by which they were deposited.
2. Further Investment
You may add to your savings at any time, just call into your local branch with your deposit. If it is more convenient you can post the deposit or save through a standing order from a UK bank account. The minimum amount that can be deposited in any one month is £25 and the maximum amount that can be deposited in any one month is £500. Where a deposit is received which exceeds the maximum monthly permitted deposit, the payment received will be returned in full via the method used to credit the account.
You can withdraw from your account without giving notice subject to Society limits. Details of our cash and cheque withdrawal limits are displayed in our branch offices and on our web-site at www.swansea-bs.co.uk.
Interest is variable and calculated on a daily basis on the balance in the account. Interest will be credited to the account monthly and applied to the account on the last working day of each month.
5. Payment of balance upon annual anniversary of account opening
The account balance after 12 months from account opening must be paid away from the account however the account holder(s) can continue to pay monthly into this account without a break in deposits. The account holder(s) will be written to before the annual anniversary of the account opening seeking instructions regarding the distribution of the account balance held on the maturity date.
6. Terms and Conditions
These specific Product Terms and Conditions apply to this account in addition to our General Terms & Conditions for Savings Accounts. Where there is any inconsistency between the General Terms & Conditions for Savings Accounts and the specific Product Terms and Conditions, the specific Product Terms and Conditions will apply. For General Terms and Conditions applicable to this account, please see our “General Terms and Conditions for the operation of Savings Accounts" leaflet available from our branch offices or online at www.swansea-bs.co.uk.
For General Terms and Conditions applicable to this account see “General Terms and Conditions for the operation of Savings Accounts" available from our branches or online at www.swansea-bs.co.uk. Interest is paid gross without tax deducted.
AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate and illustrates what the interest rate would be if interest was paid and added each year.
Please note, the tax treatment and rate of interest payable depend on the individual circumstances of each customer and may change in the future.
The Society is part of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). Details of the scheme and who is covered by it can be found at www.fscs.org.uk.
You can download any of our application forms or related documentation here. If you need any help with completing one please give us a ring on 01792 739100 where one of our team will be happy to help you.