5 Year Online Fixed Rate Cash ISA

2.00% tax-free pa/AER Fixed

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This account may be right for you if:

  • You want to be able to transfer in ISA savings from previous tax years.
  • You have a lump sum to invest and you don’t want to continue to pay in after the first 7 days of the account opening
  • You want a fixed rate of interest that's guaranteed for the fixed term.
  • You don’t want to withdraw money before the end of the fixed term

Summary Box

Account name 5 Year Online Fixed Rate Cash ISA Issue 56
What is the interest rate?
Annual Interest 2.00% tax-free pa/AER
Interest is earned daily and added to your account at midnight on the anniversary of the date your account was opened.
Monthly Interest: 1.98% tax-free pa/2.00% AER
Interest is earned daily and each month's interest is added to your account at midnight on the same date your account was opened, or the last day of the month if shorter.
Can Skipton Building Society change the interest rate? The interest rate is fixed for the term of this account.
What would the estimated balance be at the end of the fixed term based on a £1,000 deposit?
  • The estimated balance after the fixed term would be £1,103 based on the following assumptions:
    • £1,000 is paid in when the account is opened and interest starts being earned straight away
    • No further deposits or any withdrawals are made
    • The interest is paid annually and added to the account
  • Estimated balances are for illustrative purposes only and may be less for accounts opened by debit card or cheque.
How do I open and manage my account?
  • This account is available to UK residents aged 16 or over and can only be opened and managed online.
  • The first payment into the account can be by debit card, internal transfer from another Skipton account or electronic payment (but not direct debit) from another UK bank or building society. You can also transfer ISA savings in from other providers via our ISA transfer service. After opening, you can also pay in by cash (in branch only, and we'll need to see some photographic ID for the first cash payment) or cheque (in branch or by post).
  • During the first 7 days from account opening you can:
    • deposit up to your total ISA allowance (£20,000 for 2017/2018)
    • make a request for an ISA transfer in.
    After this your account may be closed to further deposits at any time and without notice
  • You can save from £500 up to £1,000,000.
  • No joint accounts allowed
Can I withdraw money?
  • You can't withdraw part of your account balance, however you can close your account at any time and withdraw the full balance online or transfer it to another ISA provider. If you do this you'll lose 365 days' interest. This will be taken from your savings if you haven't earned enough interest on the account, and means you might get back less than you've paid in.
  • At the end of the fixed interest rate term, which is also known as 'maturity', your account will automatically transfer into a new 1 Year Online Fixed Rate Cash ISA, unless you tell us otherwise, and you'll have 21 days to change your mind.
  • We'll email you at least 14 days before maturity to explain what will happen when your account matures and any other options available at the time.
  • You'll find more information about the maturity process in section 8 of the further terms and conditions.
  • You can cancel the account in the first 14 days if you need to. In this event your money will be returned to you after 14 days from account opening.
Additional Information
  • AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate and shows what the interest rate would be if interest was paid and added each year. All ISA interest is paid tax-free, which means it's exempt from income tax. Tax rules may change in future. The AER allows you to compare the interest rates on savings accounts. The higher the AER, the better the return on your savings.
  • It's worth noting that any of our accounts can be withdrawn from sale at any time and without notice.

Before you apply

The only fee we charge for our savings services is currently £6 when you ask for a same day CHAPS payment.

It is important that you read the terms and condition documents carefully. These contain the details of your agreement with us for these accounts and we will rely on them for our relationship with you.

You can apply for this account securely online. If you are not an existing Skipton Online customer, we will set up your online access as part of this process.

Pay my interest annually

2.00% tax-free pa/AER fixed

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Pay my interest monthly

1.98% tax-free pa / 2.00% AER fixed

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If you would like to transfer your existing ISA to our 5 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA, please read our Transferring Your ISA page.

If you would like to transfer your Cash ISA held with Skipton to another ISA provider, you will need to complete the ISA Transfer Authority Form supplied by your new provider. Transfers to other ISA providers, and subsequent closure of this account are subject to 365 days interest penalty.

Annual subscriptions must always be transferred in full for the current tax year.

If you are not satisfied with our services we have an internal complaints procedure. For more information please call us on 0345 850 1722, ask in branch or visit our Complaints page.

The Financial Ombudsman Service provides a free and independent service for consumers, and can be contacted at The Financial Ombudsman Service, Exchange Tower, London E14 9SR. Telephone: 0800 023 4567.

For products and services bought online you can also refer to the Online Dispute Resolution platform (ODR) at As we're a UK building society, the ODR will still refer you to the Financial Ombudsman Service as the alternative dispute resolution body. The Financial Ombudsman Service will refer you back to our complaints process unless you've already been through this.

Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Your eligible deposits with Skipton Building Society are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), the UK's deposit guarantee scheme.

Learn more about the FSCS

FSCS - Protecting Your Money
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