Saver of the week: Yorkshire BS fixed-rate bond

Published by Johanna Gornitzki on 06 July 2012.
Last updated on 12 July 2012

Piggy bank

Yorkshire Building Society has launched a one-year fixed-rate bond, which is paying a competitive 3.55%.

The Fixed Rate e-Bond offers one of the best one-year fixed rates, only beaten by Cahoot's 3.6% one-year account. However, the latter requires a £25,000 initial deposit, while you only need a £1,000 deposit for the Yorkshire account.

The e-Bond can only be accessed online but there is a branch-based version, paying the same rate, for customers who prefer face-to-face banking.

Limited-issue product

As it is a bond, withdrawals or early closures are not permitted. Additional deposits are allowed, however, as long as the savings account remains open to new investors. Any further deposits must be transfers, either from another bank or building society account or another account held with Yorkshire.

Interest rates are fixed and you can choose to have it paid either monthly or on maturity, which is 31 July 2013.

This is likely to be a popular account so if you wish to apply you need to act quickly as it is a limited-issue product, which means it can be withdrawn at any time.

You can apply either online at the building society's website, ybs.co.uk, or by calling 0845 1200 100.

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