What is the interest rate?
|Interest is fixed and paid annually on 31 March (starting from 31 March 2020) or monthly. Monthly interest must be paid to another bank or building society account and is paid on the last working day of each month (or on the first working day of the month if paid to another West Brom account).
Can the West Brom change the interest rate?
Your Fixed Rate Bond has a fixed interest rate which means that we will not change the interest rate payable on your account during the term of your bond.
What would the estimated balance be after 12 months based on a £1,000 deposit?
If you saved £1,000 in the 3 Year Fixed Rate Bond the estimated balance after 12 months would be £1,017.50.
This example assumes the initial deposit of £1,000 is made on 1 March 2019 and no further deposits or any withdrawals are made and there are no changes to the interest rate paid on the account over the 12 months. It is provided for illustrative purposes only and does not take into account your individual circumstances.
How do I open and manage my account?
This account can only be opened and used at a branch. You cannot use this account over the telephone, through the post or online.
You can open a Fixed Rate Bond with a minimum deposit of £1,000. The maximum balance is £1,000,000 (single) or £2,000,000 (joint).
You can make additional deposits into your Fixed Rate Bond in one of our branches until it is withdrawn on 14 April 2019 (however this bond may be withdrawn earlier if fully subscribed). Please ensure you bring your Certificate of Investment with you when making further deposits.
Any deposits received after this time will be returned to you. We will not contact you to let you know when your Fixed Rate Bond has been withdrawn.
Can I withdraw money?
Once you have opened your new Fixed Rate Bond you will not be able to make any withdrawals until the end of the fixed term.
If your interest is paid annually and added to your Fixed Rate Bond you will not be able to withdraw it during the term. To avoid this, you can arrange for your interest to be paid directly to another bank or building society account. Monthly interest cannot be added to your Fixed Rate Bond and must be paid directly to another bank or building society account.
Interest on this account is paid Gross, without the deduction of tax.
We will write to you, within 14 calendar days before maturity, to let you know that your Fixed Rate Bond is coming to an end. If we don’t hear from you before the maturity date we will automatically reinvest your savings in either: a Fixed Rate Bond of a similar or shorter term or, if the Society doesn’t have such a Fixed Rate Bond available at the time, an easy access account. As a useful reminder, perhaps make a note of your maturity date.
Don’t forget you have a 21 calendar day ‘cooling off’ period, from the day after your bond matures, to change your mind if you feel this account is no longer suitable for you.