Northern Rock launches another market leading online savings account

From: Northern Rock
Published: Fri Dec 10 2010

Northern Rock has added a new online easy access savings account to its range, e-saver (Issue 4). The account pays 3.00% gross* per annum for deposits from £10,000 to £100,000.

E-saver (Issue 4) includes a bonus of 2.00% gross for the first 12 months from opening. Account holders can choose to have their interest paid either annually or month (monthly AER** is 2.74%).

This product compliments Northern Rock existing online savings offer, e-Saver (Issue 3), which pays a flat 2.50% gross without any introductory bonus on balances of only £1.

Withdrawals from E-saver (Issue 4) can be made via a nominated bank or building society account without notice or charge (there is a £35 fee if customers choose to transfer via CHAPS). The minimum withdrawal is £1 for BACS transfers and £250 for withdrawals by CHAPS. Customers are able to view their transaction history online.

Additional savings deposits can be made up to the maximum balance of £100,000 by electronic transfer from other bank accounts, a transfer from other Northern Rock accounts or by cheque. E-saver (Issue 4) is strictly a limited issue and will be withdrawn without notice.

Where the balance falls below £10,000, interest will be earned at the prevailing basic savings rate, currently 0.10% gross p.a.

Full product details can also be found at


Notes to Editors:
*GROSS is the rate of interest paid to eligible non-taxpayers without deduction of tax. Please note interest will be paid net of tax unless customers are eligible to receive interest gross and submit the required registration form to Northern Rock.
**AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate and shows what the interest rate would be when interest is paid and added to the capital balance each year.

The new E saver issue 4 interest rate is effective from 9th December 2010 with a maximum balance per account of £100,000 and minimum of £10,000.

About Northern Rock:
Northern Rock plc is a new bank, authorised by the FSA as a deposit taker and mortgage lender from 1 January 2010. It offers savings accounts to customers in the UK and Ireland and mortgage products to UK borrowers. New products are offered through both direct channels - including a national branch network - and mortgage intermediaries.

Northern Rock continues to operate within the compensatory measures agreed with the EC as part of the State Aid approval announced in October 2009.

Northern Rock plc - Registered in England and Wales (Company No. 6952311).
Authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

Media Contact:
Simon Hall
Communications Manager
Northern Rock House
Newcastle upon Tyne
0191 279 6090
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