5 Year Fixed Rate Account

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Your eligible deposits with Recognise are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the UK’s deposit guarantee scheme. This means in the unlikely event that Recognise were to fail or become insolvent, any deposits you hold below this limit will be protected under this scheme. Deposits above this amount are unlikely to be covered. For more information visit www.fscs.org.uk.

In order to check how much of your money is protected by the FSCS, please visit the FSCS protection checker at Bank & savings protection checker | Check your money is protected |FSCS

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Product Benefits

  • Earn 2.00% gross p.a. / 2.00% AER
  • Deposit from £1,000 upto £85,000. (Joint account holders £170,000) – You may hold a maximum of £85,000 across all your Accounts – including both for sole accounts and all your shares in Joint Accounts.*
  • Deposit money in minutes
  • Manage simply and securely online
  • Up to two account holders welcome
  • Interest paid into your Fixed Rate Account or Nominated Bank Account**, or any other Accounts that you have with us. You choose.
  • Security of a fixed interest rate for the Term of the Account

*When calculating your combined balance across all of your Recognise Accounts, we’ll treat any balances held in Joint Accounts as being shared equally between both account holders. For example, if you hold £20,000 in a sole account and hold £30,000 in a Joint Account with us, we’ll consider you to hold half of the Joint Account balance (i.e. £15,000) and therefore your combined balance is £35,000. We will reject and return any deposits that would take you over the maximum balance and if this happens we’ll return these to the originating bank without interest.

**Your Nominated Bank Account is the UK current account in your name, from which you can make and receive payments (including interest) to and from your Recognise Savings Account.

Summary Box

5 Year Fixed Rate Account

Annual Interest Monthly Interest
Gross AER Gross AER
2.00% 2.00% 1.98% 2.00%

Interest is calculated daily.

You can choose to have your interest paid monthly or annually.

If you choose to have your interest paid monthly, interest will be paid on the same date each month that you first paid money into your Account.

If you choose to have your interest paid annually, interest will be paid on the anniversary of the date you first paid money into your Account.

You can choose to have your interest paid into your Recognise 5 Year Fixed Rate Account, another Recognise Savings Account that you hold (subject to any specific conditions of that Account and provided that it is not a Fixed Rate Account) or your Nominated Bank Account.

AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate. This illustrates what the interest rate would be if interest was paid and compounded once a year.

Gross is the interest rate payable before tax is deducted.

No, the interest rate is fixed for 5 years (the Term) from the date your Initial Deposit is paid into your Fixed Rate Account.

Annual Interest Monthly Interest
Initial
Deposit
Interest
Earned
Balance at the end of the Term Interest
Earned
Balance at the end of the Term
£1,000.00 £104.08 £1,104.08 £103.98 £1,103.98

The projection assumes that:

  • your Initial Deposit is paid into the Account when it is opened
  • it is not a leap year
  • no further deposits or withdrawals are made during the 5 year period
  • interest is credited to the Account

The projection is for illustrative purposes only and does not take into account your individual circumstances.

To open an Account in either sole or joint names, you must be aged 18 or over and be a UK resident for tax purposes. The Account must be for your personal, not business, use.

You can apply online through our website at www.recognisebank.co.uk or through our Secure Online System. You need to provide some personal details to open your Account.

There is a minimum deposit of £1,000. You can hold a maximum of £85,000 across all Recognise Savings Accounts (subject to any specific conditions of that Account). You have 30 Calendar Days from your Account being opened to make your Initial Deposit and any subsequent deposits.

You can view, access and manage your Account by using our Secure Online System.

You can contact us by:

  • emailing [email protected]
  • logging in to our Secure Online System and sending us a Secure Message
  • writing to us at Recognise Bank, RUBH-ZZBS-LYAE, PO Box 921, Wallsend, NE28 5EJ
  • calling us on 0345 872 7888. We are open from 9.00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday and are closed on weekends and Bank Holidays.

No, you can’t make withdrawals out of your Account until the end of your Account’s Term.

We will write to you before the end of the Term of your Account to let you know what your options are.

You can give us your instructions from 21 days before the end of your Term. You can withdraw your money into your Nominated Bank Account or transfer your money into a new or existing Recognise Savings Account in your name (subject to any specific conditions of that Account).

If we don’t receive instructions from you, we will move your money into a Recognise Notice Account until we receive instructions from you. You’ll earn interest at the then current rate for that Account, which may be lower.

We reserve the right to withdraw this product from sale at any time.

Please read this Summary Box in conjunction with the Terms and Conditions.

The rates and information in this Summary Box are correct as at 21st September 2021.

Before you apply, please read our Terms and Conditions, which includes our General Terms and Conditions and our Product Terms and Conditions. You can also download a copy of this Summary Box for your records. These documents, together with your application make up our agreement with you.

We’re giving your savings a purpose again

Recognise is the bank for extraordinary savers, who appreciate the importance of making a positive contribution to society. When you save with us, your money is 100% protected by the FSCS (limits apply). Your savings help us provide loans to growing small and medium sized businesses, who are the engine-room of the UK economy and who, right now, need support more than ever. So, by choosing Recognise, you can be sure you’re getting a fair and worthwhile return and you’re making a positive difference to communities, factory floors and in office blocks up and down the country.

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