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  • Service update - due to planned essential maintenance our Online Service will be unavailable on Friday 28 January from 18:00 until Saturday 29 January 12:00.

  • Following the Bank of England’s decision to raise the Bank Rate by 0.15% to 0.25% in December 2021, Windfall Bond and Tracker Savings Bond rates increased by 0.15% from 1 January 2022. Tracker mortgages changed from 25 January and we have written to customers individually with revised payment details where the new rate exceeds the minimum rate (or ‘floor’) already applying to their mortgage. We will be considering our other savings and our variable mortgage rates after the Bank of England MPC meeting on 3 February. (Notice updated 19/01/22)

  • Please note that the Premium Saver (5) has now been withdrawn from sale. 
    If you have opened an account, you may add funds until 3pm, 7 February 2022, after this no additions will be allowed.

Stamp duty holiday research report

Our latest research in conjunction with the London School of Economics (LSE)

Our latest report looks into the impact of the stamp duty holiday, that was introduced
by the Government in July 2020. This academic study investigates the affects on the 
UK housing market and the UK economy in general.

Some of the key findings include;

  • In the first quarter of 2021 there were 50% more transactions than in the first
    quarter of 2020, ie before the pandemic struck
  • The £500,000 ceiling covers up to 90% of purchases
  • The holiday supports the Government’s levelling up agenda, given that house prices
    are higher in London and the South East
  • Increased transactions mean better use of the housing stock.

Download a copy of our CEOs foreword

Download a copy of the Exec Summary

Download a copy of the full report here

LSE Stamp Duty holiday report 2021 cover