Your eligible deposits with Coventry Building Society are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the UK's deposit guarantee scheme. Any deposits you hold above the limit are unlikely to be covered.
For joint accounts eligible deposits are protected up to £170,000.
In exchange for putting away your savings until the end of December 2022, we’ll pay you a fixed rate of interest, so you’ll know exactly what you’re earning until 31 December 2022.
(Fixed until 31.12.2022)
(Fixed until 31.12.2022)
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The interest rate is fixed until 31.12.2022.
We calculate the interest daily and pay it annually (either into this account or to another suitable account) at the end of 31 December or monthly (to another suitable account only), at the end of the last day of each month.
The interest rate is fixed.
No matter what happens to interest rates generally, we won’t change the rate until the account matures at the end of 31 December 2022.
This would be the balance after 29 months if £1,000 was paid in on 1 August 2020, all interest was paid back into the account, and no money was taken out or paid in.
This illustration is just an example to help you compare accounts. It does not take into account any individual circumstances.
How to open and manage
You must be aged 16 or over to have a statement-based version of this account.
How to put money into your account
This is a limited issue account and you have a limited time to pay in.
You need to make sure we’ve received the money you’re using to open the account, and any other money you want to put in the account, either within 14 calendar days of your account being opened or while the account is open to new investors, whichever period is longer.
After you’ve opened the account, we won’t contact you to let you know when it closes to new investors. To find out if it’s still available, please contact us.
This is a no access account. After the 14 day ‘cooling off period’, you can’t make withdrawals (including any interest paid into the account) or close the account before 31 December 2022.
What happens when the bond’s fixed period ends (matures)
This Fixed Bond (226) will mature at midnight at the end of 31 December 2022.
We’ll write to you at least 14 days before the account matures with details of how you can re-invest your savings with us, or take out some or all of your money. There’ll be a default option - another bond with us. The length of the fixed period will be no longer than your current bond and options to take money out will be no more restrictive than the options offered by your original account.
At maturity, the money in this account will be automatically re-invested into the default option unless you have asked us to do something else with it. However, you’ll have the option to close your new bond, without being charged, within 21 days after the end of your fixed period.
We pay your interest gross. The gross rate is the interest payable before the deduction of tax.
* AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate and illustrates what the interest rate would be if interest was paid and added each year.
For full details, please see the Specific Terms for Fixed Bond (226) and our Saving Accounts Terms and Conditions.
How to keep track of your account
If you choose not to have a passbook, we’ll issue you with a statement within a month of any money leaving your account. But don’t worry, we’ll never send you more than one statement a month.
If you choose to have a passbook and keep it updated, this will be your record of all transactions instead of a statement. If your passbook isn’t updated, we’ll issue you with a statement within a month of any money leaving your account.
You can receive your statements by post. Or, if you use Online Services, you can go paperless and we’ll send you reminders to view your statements.
If you change your mind
You have a 14 day ‘cooling off period’ after you open a Fixed Bond (226). If you wish, you may change your mind and take some money out, or close the bond within 14 days without notice, charge or loss of interest.
To close the account, call us on 0800 121 8899 or write to us at: Head Office, Economic House, PO Box 9, High Street, Coventry CV1 5QN.
Not sure what to do?
We’re keen to help you make the right choice – have a chat with our specialists by calling 0800 121 8899. You can also find more information on our website: thecoventry.co.uk
If you’re not happy with our service
Please let us know. We take care to deal with problems quickly, thoroughly and fairly. If you’re still not satisfied when we’ve finished our complaints procedure, you can take your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service. For more information about the Ombudsman Service, visit their website: financial-ombudsman.org.uk
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