Savers who are looking for a competitive return on their money may be suited to a fixed rate bond. Long term bonds can offer some of the best rates in the market, however investors must be willing to lock their funds away for the duration of the term as early access will often result in a penalty. Here is a summary of the current best five year fixed rate bonds.
This account pays 5.05% on its anniversary. A monthly interest option is available at 4.94%. Savers can invest between £1 and £10 million and further additions can be made whilst the issue remains open. Early access is allowed, subject to penalty depending the outstanding term as follows: Up to five years, 365 days; three to four years, 320 days; two to three years, 270 days; one to two years, 180 days; one year or less, 90 days. The account is available to savers aged 18 and over and can be operated online only.
This deal pays an annual rate of 5.00%. Investments range between £500 and £1 million, although those choosing the monthly interest option at 4.89% must invest a minimum of £10,000. Further additions and early access are not permitted. The account can be operated in branch and by post by savers of all ages
This online only account pays a rate of 5.00% on its anniversary. A monthly interest option is also available at 4.89%. Savers can invest between £1 and £5 million and further additions can be made whilst the issue remains open. Early access is permitted, subject to penalty depending on the outstanding term as follows: One year or less, 90 days; one to two years, 180 days; two to three years, 270 days; three and four years, 320 days; four to five years, 365 days.
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