Direct Saver - Savings Support


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Current interest rates

Rates for accounts opened from 01/11/2009

Balance tiers Annual AER/gross p.a. Net p.a.
£1+ 0.10% 0.08%

 
Details of historic interest rates are available by calling freephone
on 0500 405060*.


AER stands for annual equivalent rate and illustrates what the interest would be if interest was paid and compounded each year. Gross rate is the contractual rate of interest payable before the deduction of income tax at the rate specified by law (currently 20%). Variable interest paid annually. Net is the rate of interest paid after the deduction of basic rate tax at 20%.

*Telephone calls may be recorded for security purposes and monitored under our quality control procedures. Calls are free from a landline only.

How to pay in

There are three easy ways to save:

  • Bank transfer − from an existing Sainsbury's Bank savings account or your main bank account. You'll need your sort code and account number. This is on your welcome letter, or your account summary page if you’re registered for online banking.
  • Standing order − top up your savings on a date that suits you each month. Set up a standing order (PDF 70KB).
  • Cheque − write your sort code and account number on the back and send your cheque, payable to yourself, and a pay in slip, to: Sainsbury's Bank, PO Box 29191, Dunfermline, KY12 2AU.

If you plan to make regular cheque payments, you can order a supply of pay in slips using online banking.

Manage your account online

Register for Sainsbury's Online Banking to access your account anytime, anywhere. You can:

  • View your statements, and transactions for the past 12 months
  • Transfer money to a nominated account
  • Make payments to your Sainsbury's Credit Card
  • Transfer funds between your Sainsbury's savings accounts
  • Change your address or account details

Need help?

Find out more about registering for and using our Online Banking Service.

Forgotten your username or password? Call us on 0500 40 50 60. We’re open Monday to Friday 8am-10pm and 8am-6pm at weekends. Calls may be recorded and are free from a landline only.

Charges

If you make a transfer from your account using CHAPS, there’s a charge of £25 for each transfer up to a maximum of £50. There’s a duplicate statement charge of £5.

Manage your account by phone

To manage your account by phone just call us on 0500 40 50 60. We’re open Monday to Friday 8am-10pm and 8am-6pm at weekends. Our touchtone service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Calls may be recorded and are free from a landline only.

  • Check or change your account details
  • Transfer money to your nominated account

Charges

If you make a transfer from your account using CHAPS, there’s a charge of £25 for each transfer up to a maximum of £50. There’s a duplicate statement charge of £5.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any investment limits?

The maximum investment and maximum account balance is £2,000,000.

How long will it take to transfer funds?

Payments processed through the Faster Payments scheme and SaveBack deposits should arrive in your account no later than the next bank working day.

If you make a transfer to an external account by 5pm Monday to Friday it will be transferred by midnight on the same day. Transfer requests after this time will be made on the next business day.

Transfers between Sainsbury's Bank accounts normally arrive in your account straightaway, except when you make them after 8pm or on a non-bank working day.

What happens if I switch my current account which is also my nominated account?

If we’re notified by another bank that you’re using the Current Account Switch Service, we’ll write to you and ask you to call us to confirm that these instructions are correct. Once you’ve done that we’ll update your nominated account details on our online banking service.

Can I have my salary paid into my account?

Yes; just give your employer your sort code and account number.

Can I open an 'In Trust' account?

Yes, please call us on 0800 028 5269. You can’t open an ‘In Trust’ account online.

Can I discuss my partner's account?

No, to comply with the Data Protection Act, we can only discuss accounts with the account holder unless a valid Power of Attorney Document has been registered with Sainsbury's Bank.

I’ve changed my address, what do I need to do?

If you’re registered for Online Banking you can change it online. Alternatively, call us on 0500 40 50 60. We’re open Monday to Friday 8am–10pm and 8am–6pm at weekends. Calls may be recorded and are free from a landline only.

How can I change the account holders on my account?

Write to us at:

Sainsbury's Bank
PO Box 29191
Dunfermline
KY12 2AU

How will you let me know about rate changes?

Whenever we change our rates we’ll:

  • Update our website
  • Publish our new rates in The Times, Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph
  • Or write to you

Do I make the cheque payable to Sainsbury's Bank or to myself?

Please make the cheque payable to yourself.

Can I set up Direct Debits?

No, you can’t operate Direct Debits on this account. You can however make regular transfers to your nominated account.

How can I register for gross interest?

You can call us on 0500 40 50 60. Please have a note of your National Insurance number when you call. We’re open Monday to Friday 8am–10pm and 8am–6pm at weekends. Calls may be recorded and are free from a landline only.

Alternatively, you can complete an Inland Revenue R85 and send it to:
Sainsbury's Bank
PO Box 29191
Dunfermline
KY12 2AU

Can I manage an account on someone else's behalf?

Yes, you will need to apply for Power of Attorney authorisation.

More on Power of Attorney

Terms and conditions

Sainsbury's Direct Saver terms and conditions

Direct Saver terms and conditions (PDF 143KB)

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