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Suffolk Savvy Saver (Issue 3)

Summary Box

Account name

Suffolk Savvy Saver (Issue 3)

Interest rate

Balances of £1,000 – £19,999 earn a rate of 3.75% Gross*/AER**
Balances of £20,000 – £49,999 earn a rate of 3.95% Gross/AER
Balances of £50,000 – £250,000 earn a rate of 4.15% Gross/AER

Interest is added to the account annually on 30 November or can be paid into another Suffolk Building Society account or direct to your bank account on an annual or monthly basis. Interest paid monthly cannot be added to the account.

When your balance moves into a different tier, you will receive the interest rate shown above on the whole account balance for that tier.

Can the Society change the interest rate?

The interest rate on this account is variable and the Society may make changes to this rate at any time. We will notify you of any changes in accordance with the Terms & Conditions.

What would the estimated balance be after 12 months based on a £1,000 deposit?

If you were to open this account with £1,000 and no further deposits or withdrawals were made, after 12 months you would earn £37.50 in interest. If you chose to have interest added, this would result in a total balance of £1,037.50. Please note this is an illustration only and does not reflect your specific circumstances.

How do I open and manage my account?

To be eligible for this account:
• You need to be aged 16 or over.
• Provide an opening investment between £1,000 and £250,000.
• Be an existing member or a new member resident in postcode areas AL, CB, CM, CO, IP, LU, MK, NR, PE or SG.
• Be a permanent UK resident.

You can open an account:
• By completing the appropriate application form.
• Visit any of our branches with your opening investment of cash or cheque or apply by post by sending the application form with an opening cheque.
• Provide proof of identity. Acceptable forms of identification are detailed in our ‘Verifying your identity’ leaflet. Alternatively, our staff will give you full details.

If you change your mind:
If you are not happy with your chosen account within 14 days of opening it, we will help you switch accounts or return your savings with interest.

How do I manage my account:
• You need to keep a minimum of £1,000 in the account.
• The maximum that can be held in this account is £250,000.
• You may invest up to the maximum balance by cash, cheque or bank transfer.

Can I withdraw money?

• You can make one penalty free withdrawal between 1 December and 30 November each year. This can include closure of your account.
• Subsequent withdrawals or closure are subject to 90 days’ notice or 90 days’ interest penalty. This means that you can access your funds instantly where you accept the penalty.
• The penalty will first be deducted from accrued interest. If there is insufficient accrued interest the penalty will be deducted from the balance in your account.

Additional
Information

Gross*
The rate paid with no income tax deducted. For more information on your Personal Savings Allowance, please refer to www.gov.uk

AER (Annual Equivalent Rate)**
A notional rate which illustrates what the gross rate would be if the interest was paid and compounded once each year.

Customer complaints
Although we do all we can at Suffolk Building Society to provide a first-class customer service, sadly from time to time things do go wrong. We are keen to be aware of your concerns as they help us to identify ways in which we can improve the quality of service and possible training needs.
We are committed to ensuring all complaints are fully and fairly addressed. If you have a complaint please let us know by visiting any branch or agency, or call 0330 123 0723 and we will do our very best to resolve the problem. A leaflet is available detailing our complaint procedure. You can request a copy of this at any time.

Changes to these terms
Are detailed in Section 19 of our General Investment Terms and Conditions.

Financial Services Compensation Scheme
Suffolk Building Society participates in the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. For full details please ask our staff.

Savings

Open your savings
account.

To open a new account, you must be an existing member or a new applicant resident in our local postcode areas AL, CB, CM, CO, IP, LU, MK, NR, PE or SG.

If you’re ready to open your savings account by post you’ll need to do the following:

  1. Download, read and accept the product terms and conditions
  2. Read and retain the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) information sheet
  3. Read and retain the Privacy Notice
  4. Print the application form by clicking this link, fully complete and sign it. Then email it to us or pop into branch

We will require proof of your identity to open a new account if you are a new customer. For existing members we may request identification, for example if your records with us are incomplete. Read more about proof of your identity by clicking here.

You can either open your account:

In your local branch – please get in touch before you plan to visit us, so we can make sure we allow enough time to open your account and run through the items we will need you to bring.

By post – Completed application forms, along with copies of your identification, should be posted to: Suffolk Building Society, Freehold House, 6-8 The Havens, Ransomes Europark, Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 9SJ.

Savings

Useful downloads.

Suffolk Savvy Saver – Terms and Conditions

Download

Savings Application Form

Download

FSCS Information Sheet

Download

Privacy Notice

Download

Proof of your identity

Download

General investment terms & conditions

Download

Standing order form

Download

Savings tariff of charges

Download

Guidance for people wanting to manage a bank account for someone else

Download

You and Your Joint Account

Download

Interested in opening a savings account?

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