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Suffolk Savvy Saver (Issue 3)

Summary Box

Account name

Suffolk Savvy Saver (Issue 3)

Interest rate

£1,000 – £19,999             0.70% Gross*/AER**
£20,000 – £49,999        0.80% Gross/AER
£50,000 – £250,000     0.90% Gross/AER

Interest is added to the account annually on 1 December or can be paid into another Suffolk Building Society account or direct to your bank account.

When your balance moves into the higher interest rate tier, you will receive interest on the whole balance at the higher rate. If you make a withdrawal that takes you into the lower tier rate is paid on the whole balance.

Can the Society change the interest rate?

The interest rate is variable, which means we reserve the right to change them to reflect market conditions, to comply with legal or regulatory guidelines and the protect the long-term future of the Society.

We will give you 14 days’ notice before any change that would disadvantage you, providing you have a minimum balance of £100 at the time of writing. For full details please read our General Investment Terms and Conditions.

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

Based on the current rate of interest, if you deposited £1,000 into this account, after 12 months you would have £1006.50.

(This figure is only an estimate, based on there being no additional deposits or withdrawals in that time with all interest being added to your account. This figure is for illustrative purposes only, and does not take into account your individual circumstances.)

How do I open and manage my account?

To open this account:
• You need to be aged over 7
• Provide an opening investment between £1,000 and £250,000.
• Be an existing member or a new member resident in postcode areas IP, NR, CO, CM, CB or PE.
• Be a permanent UK resident.

To open an account, you must complete the appropriate application form. You can 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. You will be asked to provide proof of identity. This is to reduce the risk of fraud and is in line with anti-money laundering legislation. Acceptable forms of identification are detailed in our ‘Verifying your name and address’ 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 £1000 in your account.
• The overall maximum that can be held in this account is £250,000.
• You may invest up to the maximum by cash, cheque or standing order.

Can I withdraw money?

• You can make one penalty free withdrawal between 1 December and 30 November each year. This can include closure of our 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

This represents the Terms and Conditions for Suffolk Savvy Saver (Issue 3) and should be read in conjunction with the General Investment Terms & Conditions and our Customer Information booklet.

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
Any changes in terms will be displayed in our branch offices. At least thirty days’ notice will be given of any changes to your disadvantage.

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

Retail Banking Conduct of Business
Suffolk Building Society complies with the Retail Banking Conduct of Business which set standards of good practice for building societies and banks.

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 IP, NR, CO, CM, CB and PE.

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.

Completed application forms 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

INV3 Savings Application Form

Download

FSCS Information Sheet

Download

Privacy Notice

Download

Proof of your identity

Download

Customer Savings Information FAQs

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

Interested in opening a savings account?

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