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Cash ISA

tax free savings

A Cash ISA (Individual Savings Account) is an investment which enables annual sums to be saved and on which interest is paid free of tax. However, it is not possible to state that favourable tax treatment will be maintained indefinitely as it is the government and not the Society who is responsible for the tax treatment.

Account Name Cash ISA
What is the interest rate?
1.00% gross / 1.00% AER
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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 thirty 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 £1010.00.

(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 living in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire or Rutland or to customers who have been members with the Society for 5 years or more (subject to an exception for certain Crown employees, their spouse or registered civil partner).

From 6 April 2017 the overall ISA subscription limit for 2017-18 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.

  • Investments must be in your sole name only
  • You may subscribe to only one Cash ISA in any one tax year
  • You must be resident and ordinarily resident in the UK
  • You will be and must remain in beneficial ownership of the investment and it must not be used as security for a loan
  • The Society will notify you, if by reason of any failure to satisfy the provisions of the ISA Regulations, your Cash ISA has, or will, become void
  • In the event of death, any interest due up to the date of death will qualify for income tax exemption, but not thereafter as the account will cease to be an ISA
  • In the event of you opening a Cash ISA, the application remains valid for subscriptions made in the next and consecutive years. However, where a break between subscriptions lasts for a whole tax year, we will need a fresh application before subscriptions can recommence.

To open an account, simply complete an application form (available from branches or within the How to Apply section below). Manage your account by visiting a branch of the Society or by forwarding your written instructions to us.

Can I withdraw money?

Easy access - on receipt of your instruction, and within the time stipulated by you, all or part of the investments held in the ISA and proceeds arising from those investments, shall be transferred or paid to you.

On receipt of a transfer instruction from a new manager, we will send the cash and accompanying information to the new ISA manager within 5 business days of the date of receipt.

Withdrawals are subject to the limits explained in our savings terms and conditions.

Additional information

Stakeholder standards
We have decided not to apply the minimum standards for a deposit based stakeholder product so that we have the flexibility to adapt the account as required in the future.

Cooling off period
If you are not happy with your savings account, you may cancel it within 14 days of:
(1) the day the contract is entered into; or
(2) the day on which you receive the contract terms and conditions and other information on paper or electronically; whichever is later.

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.

Other information
You can obtain further information on ISAs from the Building Societies Association leaflet ‘Individual Savings Accounts and Building Societies’ available from any of our branch offices. Information on other savings accounts available from the Society is also available on request from any branch of the Society and also from our website.

Complaints
The Society has an internal complaints procedure and we are also a member of the Financial Ombudsman Service. Separate leaflets regarding these are available on request.

Compensation Scheme
The Society is a member of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

This is a summary of the key features of this account. You will still need to read the savings terms and conditions.

Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future
How to apply

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.

Interest Rates

  1. Gross rate is the contractual rate of interest payable before the deduction of income tax at the rate specified by law, currently 20%.
  2. Net rate is the rate of interest which would be payable after allowing for the deduction of income tax at the rate specified, currently 20%.
  3. AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate and illustrates what the interest rate would be if interest was paid and compounded each year (as every advert for a savings product which quotes an interest rate will contain an AER, you will be able to compare more easily what return you can expect from your savings over time).
  4. The tax free rate is the contractual rate of interest payable where interest is exempt from income tax.
  5. The Melton Mowbray Building Society is a participant in the Financial Services Compensation Scheme established under the Financial Services and Market Act 2000.
  6. Rate of interest payable depends on individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future.
  7. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future.
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