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Investment Guaranteed Growth Bonds

Our word is our Bond

New fixed rate Bond, as announced by the Chancellor. On sale until 10 April 2018.

Investment Guaranteed Growth Bonds: facts and figures

  • Rate 2.20% gross/AER

    Issue 1

  • Term 3 years
  • Tax Taxable, paid gross

Suitable for savers who:

  • are happy to invest and manage their Bond online
  • want their interest to build up so their investment grows in value
  • want to know exactly what return they’ll get
  • can leave their money invested for three years
  • have £100 or more to invest

Not for savers who:

  • want to invest by phone or post
  • want a regular income from their investment
  • think they might need access to their money early
  • want to invest in trust

Summary box

Summary box

Account name

NS&I Investment Guaranteed Growth Bonds

What is the interest rate?

3-year term, Issue 1
2.20% gross/AER

We calculate the interest daily and add it to your Bond on each anniversary of investment.

Can NS&I change the interest rate?

No, you’ll receive the rate on offer at the time you invest and that rate will be fixed for the 3-year term.

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

A £1,000 deposit would be worth £1,067.46 at the end of the 3-year term.

This is an illustration only, so it doesn’t take into account your individual circumstances. It assumes that you don’t make any withdrawals during the term.

How do I open and manage my account?

Our Investment Guaranteed Growth Bonds are for customers aged 16 or over. You can invest in Bonds in your own name or jointly with one other person.

You can:

  • apply for, and manage, your Investment Guaranteed Growth Bonds online only
  • invest at least £100, paid by a debit card in your own name, issued by a UK bank
  • invest up to a total of £3,000 per person

If you want to switch to Investment Guaranteed Growth Bonds from another NS&I account or investment:

Download a switching form

Can I withdraw money?

Yes, before the end of the term you can cash in all or part of your Bond online with no notice. We will deduct a penalty equal to 90 days’ interest on the amount you cash in. This means that if you cash in within 90 days of buying your Bond, you’ll get back less than you invested. You need to keep a balance of at least £100 to keep your Bond open.

At the end of the term you can cash in with no penalty. We’ll contact you about a month before the end of the term to let you know your options.

Additional information

We add your interest without deducting any tax. However, the interest is taxable so it will count towards your Personal Savings Allowance.

Find out more about tax and savings

We’ll send you a statement in April each year, showing the interest you’ve earned and any withdrawals you might have made. You can choose to receive your statements electronically or by post.

Definitions

Gross is the taxable rate of interest without the deduction of UK Income Tax.

AER (Annual Equivalent Rate) illustrates what the annual rate of interest would be if the interest was compounded each time it was paid. Where interest is paid annually, the quoted rate and the AER are the same.

Managing your Bonds

Managing your Bonds

You can log in at any time to check the balance or cash in the Bond.

Shortly after the end of each tax year we’ll send you a statement showing the interest earned and the value of your Bond.

  • Cashing in

    You can cash in your Bond at the end of the 3-year term with no penalty.

    You can also cash in before that, but we will deduct a penalty from your payment equivalent to 90 days’ interest on the amount cashed in.

    When you cash in part of a Bond, at least £100 must remain in the Bond to keep it open.

    How to cash in

    Log in at any time with your NS&I number and password to hand.

    Log in

    We’ll send your payment within three working days.

Your questions answered

Your questions answered


How long will the Investment Guaranteed Growth Bond be on sale for?

The Bond will be on sale for 12 months until 10 April 2018.


Why is this investment online only?

We’re making our Investment Guaranteed Growth Bonds available through our website, which will give customers a simple and straightforward way to apply and manage their investment. This Bond is only suitable for customers who are happy to apply for and manage their investment online. If you prefer to use phone or post, this Bond may not be right for you.


How do I switch from another NS&I account into Investment Guaranteed Growth Bonds?

If you want to switch to Investment Guaranteed Growth Bonds from your NS&I Direct Saver, you can do this online. To switch from another NS&I account or investment:

Download a switching form


I’m having problems logging in to invest – what shall I do?

Read our ‘Problems logging in?’ page


How will I know that my online application has gone through?

We’ll email you to confirm we have received your application. We may need to contact you again before we accept your application, for example if we need to ask for evidence of your identity and address.


How long does it take to receive confirmation of my investment?

We’ll send you an email receipt for your application immediately following your online application. It then normally takes 24 hours to process and accept your application, although it can take longer if we need to ask you to send us documents to confirm your identity and address. Once we’ve accepted your application, we’ll send you an email and secure message to confirm your investment. You can then log in with your NS&I number and password to view the details of your investment.


I haven’t received acknowledgment of my application by email. What should I do?

If you haven’t received this within 24 hours of applying, please check your spam folder. Make sure you add our email address to your safe senders list: outgoing@nsandi.com

If you still haven’t received it, please contact us.

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How do I manage my Bond once my application has been accepted?

You can log in at any time to view and manage your investment – it’s quick, easy and secure. Remember to have your NS&I number and password to hand.

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Why haven’t I received any paper documents through the post?

We’re not sending out paper documents for the Investment Guaranteed Growth Bond as it is an online only investment. Instead, we'll send you an email each time we have an electronic document for you. The email you receive will advise you to log in where you can view your documents.

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