Welcome to Newbury

You should read this product information carefully in conjunction with our Savings Terms and Conditions and ID for customers to ensure you understand the features and conditions of what you are buying. Our savings accounts are only available to UK residents. We recommend you contact your local branch to make an appointment before delivering your completed application form.

Savings Features

Account name  i
  • Welcome to Newbury
What is the interest rate? 
    Interest rate band
    Interest rate
    4.25% Gross/AER variable
  • Interest is variable and calculated daily and paid annually on 31 October or upon closure. Annual interest can be credited to this account, or another Newbury Building Society account or your bank account.
  • Rate of interest payable depends on individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future.
  • If the balance falls below the minimum operating balance, a variable rate of 1.50% gross/AER will be paid.
Can Newbury Building Society change the interest rate? 
  • You will be notified of any material downward rate change by letter or secure message.
  • The rate can be changed in accordance with our Savings terms and conditions. These can be accessed in branch and online at www.newbury.co.uk.
What would the estimated balance be after 12 months based on a £1,000 deposit? 
  • This estimation is for illustrative purposes only and does not reflect individual circumstances.
  • Interest rate band
    Estimated balance



How do I open and manage my account? 
  • If you held a Welcome to Newbury account prior to January 2024, you can now deposit a maximum of £5,000 into your account (excluding interest already earned.)
  • Available to those aged 18 and over.
  • Also available to new mortgage customers who have completed in the last 12 months and do not hold any other savings accounts with Newbury Building Society.
  • Only one account per customer. Not available to existing members or those who have been members in the past six months. It may only be held by an investor in his or her sole name. Joint accounts are not allowed.
  • The minimum opening and operating balance is £50.
  • The maximum balance is £5,000 (we will allow the addition of interest to exceed the maximum balance).
  • For new savers the account holder must be resident in England or Wales.
  • If you are opening your account without a deposit, the opening deposit must be made after the account has been approved and within 14 calendar days. Once the deposit is received, we will send the passbook to you. If the opening deposit is not received within 14 calendar days, then the account will be closed.
  • This account can be opened and operated in branch, via the post or online.
  • For new mortgage customers the account holder must be resident in England and Wales.
Can I withdraw money? 
  • Withdrawals can be made:
  • Up to £500 cash per day in branch.
  • By cheque against cleared funds in branch or by post.
  • By electronic payment in branch to your nominated account (up to £50,000).
  • Via the myaccounts online service to your nominated account (up to £50,000).
  • By CHAPS for electronic payments to your nominated account (over £50,000).
  • If you withdraw funds from the account, they can be replaced, subject to a maximum account balance of £5,000 (see example in important notes below).
Additional information 
  • Tax status - From 6 April 2016, HMRC introduced a Personal Savings Allowance for individuals and as a result interest on savings is paid gross of tax. Your tax treatment will depend on your individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future. For further information go to www.GOV.uk.
Important notes


  • Example: Total deposit made of £5,000 and interest earned of £22.50. The total balance is £5,022.50. A withdrawal of £500 is made meaning the balance would be £4,522.50. You can then deposit £477.50 to take the balance back to a maximum of £5,000 excluding interest (we will continue to allow the addition of interest to exceed the £5,000 limit.)
  • We will require identification for all parties on a savings account, please see ID for customers for details.
  • You can register with myaccounts, our online service, to view your accounts online, use secure messaging and request online withdrawals to our nominated account. Online withdrawal requests for sums up to £10,000 made between 9am and 5pm on business days (Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays), will be processed on the same day. Requests for sums over £10,000 and up to the maximum £50,000 made between 9am and 3pm on business days, will be processed the same day. Requests after 3pm will be processed on the next business day.
  • Online withdrawal access is not available to accounts with a nominee or executor. These types of accounts can be opened and operated in branch.
  • For more information regarding our online service, electronic payment and CHAPS service see our Savings terms and conditions.
  • There are no charges for the normal operation of this account. See our Savings terms and conditions for more information.

Gross rate is the contractual rate of interest payable before the deduction of income tax at the rate specified by law.

AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate and illustrates what the interest rate would be if interest was paid and compounded once each year,

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