Sainsbury’s Bank is increasing the interest rate for new eSaver Special accounts opened from Friday 1 November, to 1.55% Gross AER (variable) on balances between £1,000 and £100,000.
The account offers unlimited withdrawals with no notice period, and it can be opened and managed online. Payments can also be made into the account at the supermarket till through Sainsbury’s SaveBack scheme. With the simple swipe of a debit card plus their SaveBack card, Sainsbury’s shoppers can make deposits of between £1 and £2,500 at the till (larger deposits can be made at the Customer Service desk).
The eSaver Special is open to new and existing customers and accepts joint and single applications. No restrictions are imposed and interest is paid annually.
Simon Ranson, Head of Banking at Sainsbury’s Bank said: “We’re very pleased to be able to increase the rate on our eSaver Special. This is a great account for people who are looking for a flexible way to save, and an account that offers the freedom to make unlimited withdrawals without any penalties being imposed.”
To find out more about Sainsbury’s Bank’s eSaver Special visit www.sainsburysbank.co.uk.
For further information, please contact:
Tom Wilson, Citigate Dewe Rogerson, 020 7282 2842
Lorna Gilmour, Sainsbury’s Bank, 0131 338 2863
Notes to editors:
(1) If balance goes above £100,000 or below £1,000, the rate of 0.50% AER gross will apply to the whole balance.
Gross rate: The gross rate is the contractual rate of interest payable before the deduction of income tax at the rate specified by law (currently 20%).
AER: AER stands for annual equivalent rate and illustrates what the interest would be if interest was paid and compounded each year.
All rates correct at time of going to press.
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