If you've got a chunk of money that you won't need for a while, lock it away in a Fixed Term Savings account and watch your savings grow. A minimum deposit of £500 is required.
Get all the ins and outs to read at a time that suits you by downloading our Fixed Term Savings account details (PDF)
*AER stands for annual equivalent rate. It shows how much the interest rate would be if the interest was worked out once a year. You can use it to compare different financial products.
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You could earn between 0.20% and 0.30% AER. The rate of interest you earn is fixed, so you'll know exactly how much you're getting.
Choose how the interest you earn gets paid back to you, with options of monthly, yearly, or at the end of the fixed term.
There are no fees or charges with the Fixed Term Savings account.
See how much you could save with a Fixed Term Savings Account when you try our new Savings Calculator tool.
We’re upfront with our customers about everything. We’ve created this handy summary of our Fixed Term Savings account key features so you can see the important information from the get-go.
|Minimum balance||Interest paid||Fees & charges|
|£500||Monthly or annually||None|
|1 year||18 months||3 years|
|0.20% AER*||0.25% AER*||0.30% AER*|
|Apply for 1 year||Apply for 18 months||Apply for 3 years|
You can apply to open an account if:
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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, so if you go over your allowance you’ll need to let HMRC know. Interest from ISAs doesn’t count towards your Personal Savings Allowance.
At the end of the term, your Fixed Term Savings account will automatically be closed and your money will be transferred to a Metro Bank Current Account or nominated savings account.
This happens on the day before the date you opened the account - so if you opened a 3-year account on 1 April, it would mature on 31 March 3 years later. We’ll contact you at least 30 days before your account matures to remind you that the date is coming up.
You’ll get your money and any interest on the next working day after your account matures.
You can close your Fixed Term Savings account without loss of interest or penalty up to 14 days after you open it. Once you have passed the 14 days you are not permitted to withdraw from or close your account before the end of the term.
If you open your account online, a Funding Account will be opened automatically for you. Money from this account will be transferred into your Fixed Term Savings account.
This will be done either:
If you don’t pay any money into the Funding Account within 30 days of opening it, it will be closed and your Fixed Term Savings account won’t be activated.
If you open an account in store, you’ll need another Metro Bank account for the interest from your Fixed Term Savings account to be paid into. This can be a Metro Bank Current Account or an Instant Access Savings account.
Download our PDF to read when you like - it contains all the ins and outs of our Fixed Term Savings account.
No. You lock your money away for a set period of time, called a term. With our Fixed Term Savings account, you can choose between 1 year, 18 months or 3 years. If you think you might need to get some money out during the term, you should consider our Instant Access Savings Account
When the fixed term ends, we transfer your money – and the interest you’ve earned – into your nominated Metro Bank account.
If you open your Fixed Term savings account online, we automatically open a Funding Account for you. This allows you to transfer money into your Fixed Term Savings account over a few days until you have the full amount you want to save.
No. You can only pay one lump sum into the Fixed Term Savings account. But you can have more than one Fixed Term Savings account at a time.
Yes, just pop into one of our stores. You can open a joint account to manage your money together.
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