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Product focus: Regular savings accounts

Product focus: Regular savings accounts

Category: Savings

Updated: 21/01/2010
First Published: 21/01/2010

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Regular savings accounts tend to pay a better rate than other types of accounts, but they come with strict conditions to which savers must adhere. One of the conditions is to pay a set (regular) contribution each month, although some accounts allow savers to change the amount if they wish, so long as it is below the maximum limit. Here are the current top three regular savings accounts which allow changes to monthly contributions.

Stroud & Swindon Building Society – Regular Saver Plus Issue 2

This account pays a rate of 4.50pc on its anniversary. Savers can invest between £10 and £250 each month a year and contributions can only be made by standing order, although the initial deposit has to be made by cheque. A 2.50pc loss of interest will be applied for missed payments and making more than one withdrawal within twelve months. No notice is required to access funds and withdrawals must be made by BACS. The account can be operated in branch, or by post or telephone by savers aged 18 and over.

Loughborough Building Society – Regular Savers Account +3

The Regular Savers Account +3 pays a rate of 4.00pc on its anniversary. Savers can invest between £10 and £500 each month and contributions can be amended on the anniversary of the account opening. Eleven payments must be made within one year and the rate will be reduced to 1.00pc if payments are missed. Cash can be accessed instantly, although the aforementioned penalty will apply if more than one withdrawal is made within a year. The account can be operated by savers aged 16 and over, in branch or by post.

Norwich & Peterborough Building Society – Regular Saver

This account, available to savers of all ages, pays a rate of 4.00pc including a bonus of 3.00pc for 12 months. The gross rate is guaranteed to be fixed at 4.00pc for 12 months. Savers can invest between £1 and £250 each month over the course of a year and contributions can be amended each month so long as they are below £250. Funds can be accessed instantly. A 1.5pc loss of interest will be applied for missed payments, account closure or if more than one withdrawal is made within a year. The account can be operated in branch, by post, telephone or online.

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