Current interest rates

 

Base Rates

  Current Rate

Base Rate

(effective from close of business 2  November 2017)

0.50%

Managed LIBOR Base Rate

(effective from close of business 1 December 2017)

0.519%

First Trust Bank Euro Base Rate

(effective from close of business 29 March 2016)

-0.375%

 

Current Account

 

Debit balances

Authorised: Base Rate + Agreed Rate

Unauthorised (with a limit): Base Rate + Agreed Rate + 1.50% per month#

(minimum £2 per month)

Unauthorised (without a limit): Base Rate + 12% + 1.50% per month#

(minimum £2 per month)

 

Business Access^^ Account

Rates effective from close of business 16/02/17. Interest is payable quarterly.

 

Credit balances

Current

Gross*/AER**

£0-£499,999 0.05%
£500,000-£999,999 0.10%
£1,000,000+ 0.20%

 

Managed Account

Rates effective from close of business 16/02/17. Interest is payable quarterly.

 

Credit balances

Current

Gross*/AER**

£0-£499,999 0.05%
£500,000+ 0.10%

Debit balances

Authorised: Base Rate + Agreed Rate

Unauthorised (with a limit): Base Rate + Agreed Rate +1.50% per month#

(minimum £2 per month) 

Unauthorised (without a limit): Base Rate +12% +1.50% per month#

(minimum £2 per month)

 

*Gross stands for contractual rate of interest payable before the deduction of income tax at the rate specified by law.

**AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate and illustrates what the interest rate would be if interest was paid and compounded once each year.


#From 14 September 2009, we will work out excess interest at 1.50% per month (at least £2 per month).

 

^^ Previously called Marketlink Account

The Bank's Managed LIBOR Base Rate is a variable interest rate and accordingly will change from time to time. It is reviewed on a monthly basis as a minimum. The rate is calculated on the last business day of each month using the average of the three month LIBOR rate published daily for that month and is rounded to 3 decimal places. Where a change to the Bank's Managed LIBOR Base Rate occurs it will become effective from the first business day of the following month.

 

For example: a new rate that will be effective from the first business day in June would have been calculated on the last business day in May based on the average daily 3 month LIBOR in May.

 

"LIBOR" is the "London Interbank Offered Rate" and is the most widely used benchmark or reference rate on the London wholesale money market. Further details of this can be obtained from the British Banker's Association (www.bba.org.uk).

 

All rates are variable (can change from time to time) unless stated otherwise.


All current interest rates apply from close of business on the effective date stated.

 

All lending facilities (including regulated Consumer Credit agreements) with a rate of interest linked to our base rate will be varied accordingly when base rate moves.

 


Important information about taxation

 

Up to 5th April 2016 and subject to certain exceptions credit interest will be paid net after deduction of tax at the basic rate under current legislation. If you are a higher rate tax payer, you may have additional tax to pay.


Credit interest will be paid without deduction of tax to UK residents who are non-tax payers and who provide a valid Form R85.


Credit interest will be paid without the deduction of tax to individuals who maintain a balance of at least £10,000 and who are not resident in the UK and who have provided us with a completed non-resident declaration Form R105.


Credit interest will be paid without deduction of tax on accounts held by companies, certain trusts, pension funds, clubs, societies and associations, provided the appropriate documentation is in place.


From the 6th April 2016 credit interest on all accounts will be paid gross (under new legislation tax will not be deducted when credit interest is paid). If your credit interest is more than your Personal Savings Allowance you may still have tax to pay. Please see www.gov.uk for information on the Personal Savings Allowance or speak to a tax advisor.

Financial Services Compensation Scheme

 

Check what protection the Financial Services Compensation Scheme offers you.