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Fixed Rate Business Bond

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Account name 1 Year Fixed Rate Business Bond
What is the interest rate?

Account name Maturity date Tier AER/Gross rate (Fixed) Gross per annum (fixed)
Paid annually
1 Year Fixed Rate Business Bond 01/01/18 £5,000+ 0.50% 0.50%

  • 0.50% AER/ Gross (fixed)

  • 1 year Business Bond Gross/ AER (fixed) based on funds deposited on 1 January 2017. Rates correct as at 2 December 2016.

  • Interest is calculated daily and paid annually.

  • Interest is paid on the 1st of the month following opening and then at maturity.

  • Interest will be added to your bond.

  • If the maturity date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or Bank Holiday the maturity will take place on the next working day and an interest rate of 0.01% gross p.a. (variable) will be paid from the maturity date.

Can Santander change the interest rate?

No, the interest rate is fixed during the term. This is detailed in Condition 18 in our General Terms & Conditions.

What would the estimated balance be at the end of the term of the account based on a £5,000 deposit?
Account name/term Interest earned Balance at the end of the term of the account.
1 Year Fixed Rate Business Bond £25.00 £5,025.00

Estimate assumes that the bond is opened and the deposit made on the 1st of the month and interest earned is paid back to the bond.

This illustration is only an example and doesn't take into account individual circumstances.

How do I open and manage my account?

To open the account:

  • Your business must be registered in the UK;

  • You must have at least £5,000 to deposit in the account;

  • All directors, owners (shareholders) or partners must be UK residents;

  • All directors, owners (shareholders) or partners must be aged 18 or over;

  • You must be able to leave your funds untouched for the fixed term

  • You must have up to two directors, owners (shareholders) or partners;

  • Your business must operate as a sole trader, partnership, limited liability partnership, private limited company or a trust, or be a not-for-profit organisations such as a club, society or charity.

Opening
You can apply:

  • By calling us on 0800 731 6666. Lines open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 2pm on Saturdays.

Deposits

 

  • Minimum opening balance of £5,000, maximum of £2 million.

  • Once you have made your initial deposit you cannot add additional money to your Business Bond.

  • Please note that there is no right to cancel your Business Bond once we are in receipt of your deposit.

Managing the account

 

  • By telephone and post

At the end of term

  • We'll contact you around 14 days before the bond term ends to tell you your options. If we don't hear from you, we’ll transfer your money into a Business Bond Maturity Account, currently paying 0.01% AER/ Gross (variable). 
Can I withdraw money?
  • No withdrawals are permitted during the fixed term

Additional information Tax status

  • All interest payments will be paid without tax deducted (gross). If the total amount of interest you receive in any tax year exceeds any Personal Savings Allowance to which you’re entitled, you may have tax to pay at the applicable rate. This would need to be paid directly to HM Revenue & Customs. For more information, please visit gov.uk and search for 'Personal Savings Allowance'
Cancellation

  • There is no right to cancel your Business Bond once we are in receipt of your deposit.

Full Account details can be found in the Key Facts Document on the Terms and Conditions tab

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Telephone
For account servicing, call us on 0800 731 6666. Lines open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 2pm on Saturdays. More on Telephone Banking

Everything you need to know before you apply

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Please make sure you read the product terms and conditions, including the product factsheet, before you apply.

You can apply for a Fixed Rate Business Bond if:

  • your business is registered in the UK;

  • you have at least £5,000 to deposit in the account;

  • all directors, owners (shareholders) or partners are UK residents;

  • all directors, owners (shareholders) or partners are aged 18 or over;

  • you are able to leave your funds untouched for the fixed term

  • you have up to two directors, owners (shareholders) or partners;

  • your business operates as a sole trader, partnership, limited liability partnership, private limited company or a trust.

Not-for-profit organisations such as clubs, societies or charities can also apply. Please see our clubs and charities accounts for all other banking and savings needs.

If you have more than two directors, owners (shareholders) or partners or your business entity isn't listed above, please visit Corporate & Commercial Banking.

Please note there is no right to cancel your bond once we are in receipt of your deposit.

Apply by phone
Call us on 0800 023 2016.

Lines open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Frequently asked questions

AER explained
AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate and shows what the interest rate would be if we paid interest and added it to your account each year.

Gross rate explained
The gross rate is the interest rate we pay where no income tax has been deducted.

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