In addition to the Savings General terms and conditions, the following terms and conditions apply to Save to Buy Issue 3. If there is a conflict between the Savings General terms and conditions, and these Save to Buy terms and conditions, these Save to Buy Issue 3 terms and conditions will take priority.  In these terms and conditions the following words and expressions have the following meanings:

  • Account Year’ means the 12 month period from the date that the account was opened and each subsequent period of 12 months thereafter.
  • Higher Interest Rate’ means the interest rate payable on the account where there has been no more than 1 withdrawal during an Account Year. 
  • Lower Interest Rate’ means the interest rate payable on the account where there have been 2 or more withdrawals during an Account Year. 

Account holding and ownership

  1. The account is only available for customers who previously held a Save to Buy Issue 1 or Save to Buy Issue 2.  For joint accounts the maximum number of account holders is four. 
  2. The minimum age on this account is 18.
  3. You may only hold one Save to Buy account, in joint or sole names.
  4. The minimum balance on the account is £1.
  5. The maximum balance on the account is £25,000.

Interest

  1. Interest is calculated daily and paid annually on the anniversary of account opening and on closure. 
  2. Interest can be paid into the account, a Nationwide current or savings account (subject to the receiving account terms and conditions), or a current account with another building society or bank.
  3. The interest rate payable on the account is variable and is based on the number of withdrawals made during an Account Year. 
  4. Interest is calculated on each whole pound in the account.
  5. If you make no more than 1 withdrawal in an Account Year you will receive the Higher Interest Rate for the whole of the Account Year.
  6. If you make 2 or more withdrawals in an Account Year, you will receive the Higher Interest Rate for the period of the Account Year up to the date of the second withdrawal and the Lower Interest Rate from the day after the second withdrawal was made, for the remainder of the Account Year.

Operating the Account

  1. One withdrawal is permitted each Account Year without notice or loss of interest. Subsequent withdrawals are permitted however, the Lower Interest Rate will apply.
  2. Upon completion of a mortgage, your funds will be transferred into an Instant Access Saver account, or if not available the nearest equivalent instant access account. The terms and conditions and the interest rate applicable to that account, at that time, will apply.

Save to Buy Mortgage and Cashback Eligibility

  1. To apply for the Save to Buy Mortgage you must: 
    1. Hold a Save to Buy savings account (you must be in at least the third calendar month of holding a Save to Buy ISA and/or Save to Buy savings account).
    2. Satisfy our mortgage underwriting criteria applying at the date of the application for the Save to Buy mortgage, which will include, but is not limited to, an assessment of your ability to repay the mortgage, a satisfactory valuation of the property you wish to purchase and the property must be deemed a suitable security.
  2. For joint Save to Buy mortgage applications at least one applicant must hold a Save to Buy ISA and/or Save to Buy savings account.
  3. If you complete a Save to Buy mortgage you will also be eligible for any associated benefits, such as cashback.
  4. We may withdraw or vary the terms of the Save to Buy mortgage, and cashback, or change the eligibility criteria at any time.