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Select Access Saver

You’ll get a higher interest rate if you make no more than 4 withdrawals in a calendar year.


What’s nice about it:

  • Get a variable rate of 1.10% Gross / AER , paid annually on 1 January, if you make no more than 4 withdrawals in a calendar year.

    • If you make more than four withdrawals during that year, your interest rate will change to 0.10% Gross / AER until 1 January the following year.

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    • Interest is calculated daily and will be paid into the account annually on the first working day after 1 January.

  • Open this account with a £500 deposit and keep it open with a minimum balance of £1.
  • Manage your account, by making deposits or withdrawals, over the phone or in-branch.

    • You cannot withdraw from, deposit into or access this account through online or mobile banking.
    • More than 4 withdrawals in a calendar year will result in a reduced interest rate of 0.10% Gross / AER .
  • Available as a sole or joint account.
  • Our Select Access Saver is provided by Britannia.
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Summary Box for Britannia Select Access Saver 7

  • The information provided below is a summary of the key features of our Select Access Saver and is not intended to be a substitute for reading its terms and conditions.

Account name

Britannia Select Access Saver 7


What is the interest rate?

Interest paid annually

1.10% Gross / AER 0.10% Gross / AER

If you make four withdrawals or fewer per calendar year.

If you make five withdrawals or more per calendar year.

  • Make more than four withdrawals during a calendar year, and our lower rate of interest will be applied from then until 31 December that same year. The interest rate on your account will revert to the higher rate on 1 January the following calendar year.
  • Interest is calculated daily and will be paid into your account annually on the first working day after 1 January.

Can Britannia change the interest rate?

Yes - the interest rate is variable, which means it can go up or down.

We may change your interest rate for the following reasons:

  • to respond to any change, or reasonably expected change in the Bank of England base rate or other rate which impacts on the costs we incur.
  • to reflect any change, or reasonably expected change in our costs, regulation, law or in how we do business.
  • to reflect any change, or reasonably expected change that affects us, if it is reasonable for us to pass the impact of the change on to you.

When we increase our interest rates - we’ll tell you about the change within 30 days after it’s happened. This includes notifying you through branch notices, national press advertisements, statement messages or statement inserts. We may also send you a letter in the post, or email you.

When we increase our interest rates we’ll tell you about the change within 30 days after it’s happened. This includes notifying you through branch notices, national press advertisements, statement messages or statement inserts. We may also send you a letter in the post, or email you.

When we decrease our interest rates we’ll inform you by personal notice at least two months before we make the change.

For further information, please see the changes to interest rates section of the terms and conditions.


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

Where you have made no withdrawals and so your interest rate is the higher rate paid on the account.

Account balance Balance after 12 months Interest earned
£1,000 £1,011.00 £11.00

We have worked this out assuming:

  • You haven’t made any additional deposits or withdrawals.
  • We have not changed the interest rate in the 12 month period.

Where you have made 5 or more withdrawals so your interest rate is the lower rate paid on the account.

Account balance Balance after 12 months Interest earned
£1,000 £1,001.00 £1.00

We have worked this out assuming:

  • The 12 months starts on the day you make your 5th withdrawal.
  • You haven’t made any additional deposits or withdrawals during the 12 months.
  • We have not changed the interest rate in the 12 month period.
  • Please note: while you’ll never experience a full 12 months at the lower rate (because the interest rate on your account will revert to the higher rate on 1 January), we have used this to illustrate the impact of making more than 4 withdrawals. The balance shown does not take account of the fact that you would have earned interest at the higher rate until 5th withdrawal is made.
  • Please note: both examples above are intended to illustrate the interest that would be earned after 12 months. The balance shown does not take account of the fact that interest is paid annually on the first working day after 1 January, rather than 12 months after account opening.

How do I open and manage my account?

Can I apply for this account?

To apply, you must:

  • Be aged 16 or over.
  • Be a UK resident (for tax purposes)
  • Only one Select Access Saver 7 account can be held per person at any one time. A new account cannot be opened within the same calendar year of closing one. If you hold a closed issue Select Access Saver Account which is no longer available to new customers, you may also open this Select Access Saver 7 account whilst it is available to apply for.
  • This account can be opened as a sole or joint account.

How do I apply for this account?

You can apply for this account:

  • Online - through our website
  • Over the phone
  • In branch - by speaking to one of our advisers

Is there a minimum and a maximum balance?

The minimum balance needed to open the account is £500, but the minimum balance once the account is open is £1. The maximum balance is £1,000,000.

How do I make deposits into this account?

You can pay into this account with either cash, cheque, or by transfer from another account held with us or another provider.

How do I contact you to discuss this account?

You can contact us by telephone or in branch to discuss this account.


Can I withdraw money?

Yes - you can withdraw your money whenever you want as this account offers instant access.

However, if you make more than four withdrawals during the same calendar year, the lower rate of interest will apply from your fifth withdrawal until 31 December in the same calendar year. The interest rate on your Account will revert to the higher rate on 1 January of the following calendar year.

You can make withdrawals through the following ways:

  • Telephone Banking - through electronic transfers to one ‘linked current account’ of your choice.
  • In branch - withdraw cash/cheques over the counter at any Co-operative Bank branch.
  • Post - you can request cheque withdrawals. Withdrawal forms for you to complete are available on request.

Additional information

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 www.gov.uk/hmrc/savingsallowance.

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 our Select Access Saver

To apply, you need to be:

  • 16 or over.
  • A UK resident.
  • You can only have one Select Access Saver 7 account at any one time. If you close your account, you can’t open another Select Access Saver 7 within that same calendar year.
  • If, however, you have an earlier Select Access Saver account - between issues 1 and 6 - you can also open this account whilst it’s available.

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.
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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.

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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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