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About this bond

  • This account comes with an annual interest rate of 0.65% Gross / AER fixed for one year.
    • This rate applies to bonds with issue number 260 (which launched on 07 December 2017).
  • Open an account with anything between £1,000 and £1,000,000.
  • Available as a sole account, joint account or ‘re’ account. What is a 're' account?
  • Choose how to receive your interest: annually or monthly.
  • For annual interest, this will be added to your bond account.
  • If you’d prefer your interest on a monthly basis, we will pay it into a bank/building society account of your choice.
  • This bond can be used if you want to earn interest on a lump sum.
    • After you make your initial deposit, you can’t make withdrawals or deposits before the term ends.
  • Comes with a passbook. What's a passbook?
  • This is a limited issue product and may be withdrawn without notice at any time.
  • This account reaches maturity after 1 year. On maturity, your money will be moved into an instant access account that pays a variable interest rate.

Summary Box for 1 Year Britannia Fixed Rate Bond

  • The information provided below is a summary of the key features of our 1 Year Britannia Fixed Rate Bond- issue 260 and is not intended to be a substitute for reading its terms and conditions.

Account name

1 Year Britannia Fixed Rate Bond- issue 260

What is the interest rate?

Interest paid annually
0.65% Gross 0.65% AER
Interest paid monthly
0.64% Gross 0.64% AER
  • Interest is calculated daily.

Interest paid annually will be paid into your account on maturity.

Interest paid monthly will be paid no later than before we open for business on the first working day after the end of each month. The final month’s interest payment will be added to this account. You can choose whether you’d like interest to be paid to another account with us or with another provider.

  • Once you have selected to have your interest paid either annually or monthly, you cannot change this.

Can Britannia change the interest rate?

No, the interest rate on your account is fixed and will not change during the 1 year term.

What would the estimated balance be at the end of the fixed term, based on a £1,000 deposit?

Initial deposit at account opening Balance after 12 months Interest earned
£1,000.00 £1,006.50 £6.50

We have worked this out assuming:

  • You have chosen to receive your interest paid annually

How do I open and manage my account?

Can I apply for this account?

To apply, you must be a UK resident.

  • This account can be opened in sole or joint names or on someone else’s behalf, for example a child's.

How do I apply for this account?

You can apply for this account:

  • Online.
  • Over the phone.
  • In branch.

Is there a minimum and a maximum balance?

  • The minimum opening balance is £1,000.
  • The maximum balance is £1,000,000.

How do I make deposits into this account?

You can pay your initial deposits into this account with cash, cheque or by transfer from another account held with us.

  • Further deposits and withdrawals are not permitted during the term of this account.

How do I contact you to discuss this account?

You can contact us by telephone, or at any Co-operative Bank branch, to discuss this account.

Can I withdraw money?

No, you can't make withdrawals from this account until maturity so you should consider whether the amount you want to deposit leaves you with adequate emergency funds.

This account matures on its one year anniversary and your money will be transferred to a variable rate instant access account unless you have provided us with your maturity instructions. We'll send you a letter before your maturity, to remind you of your maturity date and to let you know what options are available to you, when considering what you'd like to do with your money.

On maturity, you can access your money in branch or by post.

Additional information

This is a limited issue product and may be withdrawn without notice at any time.

Interest earned from this account will count towards any of your available personal savings allowance.

We will pay interest without deducting income tax. If you earn more interest than the amount permitted as tax free income, you will have to pay tax on the interest earned directly to HM Revenue & Customs. If you are not sure whether you will have to pay income tax, we recommend that you contact your local tax office or HM Revenue and Customs or visit gov.uk/hmrc/savingsallowance

For more information about childrens’ savings, visit gov.uk/savings-for-children.

Any reference to tax is based on our understanding of current tax regulations which may change in the future and depends on your individual financial circumstances.

Gross - The gross rate of interest is the interest rate payable before any income tax is deducted (if you do pay tax).

AER - Stands for Annual Equivalent Rate and illustrates what the interest rate would be if interest was paid and compounded once each year.

Working day - any day other than Saturday, Sunday or a bank holiday or public holiday in England and Wales.

Apply for this Fixed Rate Bond

To apply, you need to be:

  • A UK resident.

Approval is based on an assessment of your personal circumstances.

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Ready to apply?

Please read our terms and conditions, Britannia Savings Summary of Changes to terms and conditions with effect from 13th January 2018 and other important documents before applying.
  • All the information you’ve read so far (e.g. features, eligibility) can be found in the important documents below. We recommend that you save a copy of these important documents for future reference.

Important documents

Please note: our terms and conditions are changing with effect from the 13th January 2018. Please see the attached Britannia Savings Summary of Changes document which explains what we’re changing and why.


Product Specific Terms and Conditions & Summary Box (which contains interest rates)

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Summary of changes to our Britannia Savings Terms and Conditions with effect from 13th January 2018

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Britannia General terms & conditions

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How we use your personal information

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  • Important
  • Any reference to tax is based on our understanding of current tax regulations which may change in the future and depends on your individual financial circumstances.
  • The Co-operative Bank reserves the right to decline or accept any application and/or deposit.

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