You could earn 5.71% AER. And with fixed rates, you’ll know how much you’re getting.
Save as little as £1 and as much as £20,000 in your Fixed Rate Cash ISA. Plus, you can transfer in money from previous years’ ISAs.
Lock your money away safely for 1, 2, 3 or 5 years and watch it grow.
See how much you could save with a Fixed Rate Cash ISA Account when you try our new Savings Calculator tool.
We’re up front with our customers about everything. We’ve created this handy summary of our Fixed Rate Cash ISA's key features so you can see the important information from the get-go.
|Interest rates||Save from||Annual subscription amount||Interest paid|
|5.71% AER*||£1||£20,000 for 2023/24||Annually|
The amount of interest you earn depends on how long you put your money away for. This account doesn’t allow you to take money out during the term. You cannot make partial withdrawals from this account. You can close or transfer the full amount before the end of the term but will lose 180 days interest.
|1 year||2 years||3 years||5 years|
|5.71% AER*||5.06% AER*||4.51% AER*||4.51% AER*|
You can open an account if:
You can only subscribe to one cash ISA in any tax year. You can save or invest up to £20,000 in the 2023/24 tax year into a combination of the following ISA types; one cash ISA, one Stocks and Shares ISA, one Lifetime ISA and one Innovative Finance ISA. You can only hold one current year’s cash ISA in any tax year. Interest on your ISA will be paid annually on or around 5 April.
Your ISA matures when the period of time you’ve chosen to save for – 1, 2, 3 or 5 years – ends. We’ll contact you at least 30 days before this happens to remind you. Once your ISA matures, you can:
If we don’t hear from you before the term ends, we’ll convert your account into an Instant Access Cash ISA.
If you close your account or transfer the money to another provider before the term ends, you’ll lose 180 days interest.
If your account has earned less than 180 days interest, all your original deposit will be given back to you, or transferred to your new provider.
You can transfer money from an ISA you hold with another bank or building society to our Fixed Rate Cash ISA. And you’ll earn interest on this money before it even arrives in your account – we start paying interest from the date we receive your transfer request.
This doesn’t apply to transfers from accounts where you have to give notice that you’re taking money out. It also doesn’t apply when you’re transferring money from a stocks and shares ISA. In these instances interest will start from the day funds are received.
You can transfer in as many previous years’ funds as you like and this will not impact this year’s ISA subscription amount.
Download our PDF to read when you like - it contains all the ins and outs of our Fixed Rate Cash ISA.
There are a few different ways you can pay money into your Metro Bank account, the fastest being a payment from one bank to another. You can also deposit a cheque or pay cash* into your account at your nearest store.
*Please note that you may be asked additional questions about the source of funds to help keep your money safe.
We’ve introduced limits on the amount of cash customers can pay into their Metro Bank account each day.
*If you are depositing foreign currency into a ‘regular’ GBP or a Foreign Currency Account, this will be the GBP equivalent of the above limits using the exchange rate on the day of the deposit
The new cash deposit limit for Commercial Current Accounts won’t be introduced until early 2023. If you have this type of account, your Relationship Manager will be in touch nearer the time to discuss the new limit with you.
Changes to who can pay in cash
To pay cash into a Metro Bank account you must either:
You can only exchange cash over the counter if you’re a Metro Bank customer.
We give you interest on the money you put away in your cash ISA. You don’t have to pay UK income tax or capital gains tax on this interest. It doesn’t count towards your Personal Savings Allowance and you don’t need to put it on your tax return.
You can earn up to £1,000 a year on your savings tax-free if you pay the basic rate of tax and up to £500 a year if you pay the higher rate of tax. This is called your Personal Savings Allowance. Interest on your savings is now paid without tax being taken off. The interest from ISAs doesn’t count towards your Personal Savings Allowance.
No. You can close your Fixed Rate ISA, or transfer it to another bank or building society, but you’ll lose 180 days interest.
With the Fixed Rate Cash ISA you lock your money away for a set period of time, called a term and you can’t withdraw any of it during this time.
You can choose between terms of 1, 2, 3 and 5 years. If you think you might need to get some money out during the term, you should consider our Instant Access Cash ISA
You can add or transfer in as many previous years’ funds as you like in the first 30 days following account opening. After 30 days, you cannot add or transfer in any further money to the account.
You can find the rates for any account that is not listed on the current rates page set out in Rates for Closed Products.
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