Applying for a Saga 1 Year Fixed Rate Savings Account
1. Check that you’re eligible
- You are 50 or over
- You are a UK resident.
2. Have the following handy
- Your bank details
- Your permanent residential address details
- Choose the type of account you’re looking for, press the ‘Apply now’ button and complete the simple online application process (this normally takes around 5 minutes).
Withdrawals are not permitted on terms less than 1 year.
You may request withdrawals by post, on terms of 2 years and above, subject to a charge.The charge will depend on the remaining term of the account and is the equivalent number of days' gross interest. We’ll deduct the charge from your account balance.
Depending on when you make the withdrawal, this may result in your getting back less than you originally deposited. We apply charges as follows (equivalent in days’ gross interest):
- Less than 1 year remaining on term = 90 days charge
- 1 to 2 years remaining on term = 180 days charge
Payment of interest
If you choose yearly interest we’ll calculate it daily and pay you on the anniversary of your deposit. We can pay yearly interest back into the account, to another Saga Savings account or to another UK bank or building society account that accepts faster payments. Please note that where the term of the account is for 12 months or less, we must pay yearly interest into the Account. Please see the Account conditions for more information.
If you choose monthly interest we’ll calculate it daily and pay it monthly on the first day of each month. We must pay monthly interest away to another Saga Savings account or a UK bank or building society account that accepts faster payments.
Saga Fixed Rate Savings Accounts do not have a cancellation period.
Notice of maturity
We’ll write to you prior to your account maturing, to give you instructions on what to do next. If we receive no reinvestment instructions, we’ll re-invest your funds at maturity into a variable rate easy access savings account of our choice.
Please read the General Savings Conditions together with the Account conditions.
If there’s any conflict between the General Savings Conditions and the Account Conditions then the Account Conditions shall have priority.
The General Savings Conditions apply to all Saga Savings accounts provided by Birmingham Midshires.
To view the General Savings Conditions you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Fees and charges
Please refer to the “Withdrawals explained” section near the top of this page.
We can make a same day transfer of money from your account directly to another UK bank account electronically. This costs you £35 and we’ll require your instruction in writing no later than 2pm Monday to Friday.
Financial Services Compensation Scheme
Read full details of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
Review the historical rates of previous savings products.
Who is the provider and how are they regulated?
The deposit taker for Saga Savings accounts is Birmingham Midshires, a division of Bank of Scotland plc, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority under registration number 169628. Registered office: The Mound, Edinburgh, EH1 1YZ. Registered in Scotland No. SC327000.