We are working hard to maintain the best service we can for you. As you can imagine our telephone lines are exceptionally busy at the moment. So we are asking for your help too.
In the interests of the health of both our customers and our staff, please avoid visiting our branches unless necessary. Please telephone your local branch direct if you have any queries or to register to use our online services.
To reduce the risk to our branch staff and customers, from 1 September our branch opening hours will temporarily be: Monday to Friday 9am – 3pm. We are currently closed on Saturdays. Branch telephones will be open 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
Our telephone opening hours at Principal Office will be 9am – 6pm Monday to Friday.
Please note from Friday 24 July visitors to our branches and Principal Office will be required to wear a face covering.
Thank you for your cooperation
Please beware of the following phishing email scam – National Trading Standards have passed on an alert about a phishing scam based on impersonating correspondence from the Government’s Job Retention Scheme.
An example message is provided below – the typos are the fraudsters’ own work:
“Dear customer, We wrote to you last week to help you prepare to make a claim through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. We are now writing to tell you how to access the Covid-19 relief. You will need to tell your us which UK bank account you want the grant to be paid into, in order to ensure funds are paid as quickly as possible to you.”
According to data from the Home Office and charities supporting victims, the pressures of living under COVID lock-down have caused a rapid increase in cases of domestic abuse. Abuse can take the form of coercive control, deliberate neglect and verbal or physical aggression. It often involves economic abuse (coercive control of the victim’s finances to steal their money and / or deny them the right to spend it). We’re supporting the Government’s campaign to raise awareness about help for victims of domestic abuse. You can find further guidance on how to get help here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help
Scammers are sending emails posing as the Zoom download manager asking the recipient to complete their download by clicking “next”, which releases malware when clicked. The only safe way to set up Zoom for personal use is to go on the Zoom official website and download it yourself.
Please beware of a new text scam purporting to be from the Government which informs the recipient via a text that they have been issued a £250 fine for leaving the house during the lock-down as the Government have been tracking their movements using their phone. The recipient is told that if they don’t pay immediately they will incur a heavier fine and encouraged to click on a link to make the payment which may deliver malware as well as taking the payment and their account details.
During the coronavirus outbreak, many companies and organisations have sent emails containing COVID19 updates to their customers to make them aware of their current response and status. As these types of emails have now become increasingly frequent, criminals have started to use this familiarity to their advantage. These fraudulent emails, framed as a corporate COVID-19 response, contain malicious attachments and are targeting individual consumers and companies alike…
Emails may also be disguised as coming from a hospital that inform the recipient they may have come in contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. The email instructs the recipient to download an attached Excel file, complete a form, and bring it to the nearest hospital. Once the attachment is downloaded, the malware has been activated and the attackers may be able to access your data.
Please keep in mind that typically, legitimate COVID-19 response emails have a message only in the body of the email and do not contain attachments.
There is some evidence that criminals are attempting to use the current COVID-19 situation as an exploitation opportunity, so please be extra vigilant before clicking on an email about the coronavirus outbreak. If a claim sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Criminals use exceptional circumstances like the current situation as a chance to pose as employees of a genuine organisation such as building society, bank or police and target you for fraud scams. They may claim they are dealing with coronavirus-related issues that require you to respond by paying money or providing personal information that will allow them to access your account. They often use pressure tactics to stop you thinking about want they want you do for them.
To help you stay protected, here are some things that we will never do:
Please remain vigilant.
Stop – Take a moment to think.
Challenge – Don’t be afraid to ask questions or to say “No” and end the conversation.
Protect – Contact the building society or the bank from which you have made a payment immediately if you think that you have been the victim of fraud.
We understand that some customers may be worried about the effect that contracting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) could have on their finances, for example due to a drop in income as a result of contracting the virus or because of the measures imposed to stop it spreading. If you have any concerns about how this could affect you and your mortgage, please click here to read the leaflet produced by the Building Societies Association and National Debtline or please get in touch on 01664 414141.
Please click here to see a list of Frequently Asked Questions for our members.
The Melton Building Society
|Account Name||60 Day Notice Cash ISA|
|What is the interest rate?||
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PLEASE NOTE - the interest rate on this account will be reducing to 0.50% gross / 0.50% AER on 1 October 2020
Interest is calculated on a daily basis and added to the account annually on 31 March.
|Can the Melton Building Society change the interest rate?||
The interest rate is variable, which means we reserve the right to change them to reflect market conditions, to comply with legal or regulatory guidelines and to protect the long-term future of the Society.
We will give you sixty days’ notice before any change that would disadvantage you.
For full details please read our Terms and Conditions.
|What would the estimated balance be after 12 months based on a £1,000 deposit?||
Based on the current rate of interest, if you deposited £1000 in this account, after 12 months you would have £1011.50.
(This figure is only an estimate, based on there being no additional deposits, withdrawals or rate changes in that time with all interest being added to your account. This figure is for illustrative purposes only, and does not take into account your individual circumstances.)
|How do I manage and open my account?||
This account is only for UK resident individuals aged 16 or over (subject to an exception for certain Crown employees, their spouse or registered civil partner). Currently restricted to customers living in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire or Rutland or to customers who have been members with the Society for 5 years or more .
From 6 April 2020 the overall ISA subscription limit for 2020-21 will be £20,000. New subscriptions can be split in any proportion between Cash and Stocks and Shares ISAs as the saver chooses. However, a saver will only be able to pay into a maximum of one Cash ISA and one Stocks and Shares ISA each year.
Accounts can be opened with a minimum amount of £25 and the maximum that can be held in this account is £500,000. You may invest up to the maximum Cash ISA limit in a single tax year.
Withdrawals have no effect on the subscription limits. This means that once the limit has been reached for the tax year you cannot make any further investments in that year regardless of any withdrawals made.
Transfers in of ISA funds are not permitted.
To open an account see How to Apply below. Manage your account by visiting a branch of the Society or by forwarding your written instructions to us.
|Can I withdraw money?||
60 Days’ Notice - on receipt of your instruction, and within the time stipulated by you, all or part of the investments held in your ISA and proceeds arising from those investments, shall be transferred or paid to you. Subject to a penalty of the loss of 60 days’ interest, or following 60 days’ notice being given when no interest penalty will be applied.
On receipt of a transfer instruction from a new ISA manager, we will send the cash and accompanying information to the new manager within 5 business days of receipt. Subject to a penalty of the loss of 60 days’ interest, or following 60 days’ notice being given when no interest penalty will be applied.
Withdrawals are subject to the limits explained in our savings terms and conditions.
Cooling off period
We will help you switch to another of our accounts or we will give all your money back with any interest it has earned. We will ignore any notice period and any extra charges.
This is a summary of the key features of this account. You will still need to read the savings terms and conditions.
Simply download, print and complete the application form using the link below. Please return your completed form, necessary identification and opening cheque to your local branch or post it to The Melton, Mutual House, Leicester Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE13 0DB. Cheques should be made payable in the name of the account holder.
You should also read our savings terms and conditions to ensure you understand the features and conditions of this product.Your Personal Information
At the Melton Mowbray Building Society we take your privacy very seriously and always treat your personal details with utmost care. We promise to keep your information safe and secure and never share this with other companies for marketing purposes.
You can read more about how we collect and process your personal data in our privacy notice which can be accessed here.
Call one of our friendly advisors on 01664 414141. Opening hours 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 12pm on Saturday.
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