The Bank of East Asia

Personal Banking

Cash ISA

Our Cash ISA offers you an efficient way of saving as interest is exempt from UK income tax. Your account can be opened from as little as £10 and you can make regular deposits or a single lump-sum up to the maximum ISA subscription limit as specified by the HM Revenue & Customs each tax year.

In the 2019 to 2020 tax year, the maximum you can save in ISAs is £20,000. There are 4 types of ISA:

  • cash ISAs
  • stocks and shares ISAs
  • innovative finance ISAs
  • Lifetime ISAs

You can save up to £20,000 in one type of ISA or split the allowance across the four types of ISA.

Please note that we are a Cash ISA provider only.

Summary Box - Key Product Information

Account Name

Cash ISA

What is the interest rate?

 

Balance

Interest Rate (AER, tax-free)

 £10 - £25,000

 0.6%

 £25,001 - £50,000

 0.7%

 Above £50,000

 0.8%

  • A tiered interest rate structure applies to this account and the interest rate, which is variable, will depend on the amount of funds you have deposited into this account.
  • Interest is calculated daily and will be paid quarterly.

Can BEA change the interest rate?

Yes, the interest rate can go up or down e.g. in response to market conditions. If the rate goes down, we will give you two months' notice unless the change is triggered by a transaction that moves your balance into a different interest rate tier. Please refer to clause 10 of our General Terms and Conditions for more details.

What would the estimated balance be after 12 months based on a £1,000 deposit?

 

Balance

Interest earned

Balance after 12 months

£1,000

£6

£1,006

 

For the purpose of these calculations, it is assumed:

  • Initial deposit of £1,000
  • No further deposits
  • No withdrawals
  • No change to the interest rate during the 12 months

The above projections are provided for illustrative purposes only and do not take into account individual circumstances.

How do I open and manage my account?

Eligibility:

  • Be a UK resident or a Crown employee serving overseas (or married to, or in civil partnership with, a Crown employee serving overseas).
  • Aged 16 or over

How to open the account:

You can open the account in branch.

Minimum/maximum balance:

  • The minimum opening sum and interest earning balance is £10. You must maintain this minimum balance throughout the term of the Cash ISA.
  • The maximum amount you can deposit is subject to annual subscription limits in the ISA Regulations prescribed by the HM Revenue & Customs. The limit for the 2019/2020 tax year is £20,000 (tax year means 6th April one year to 5th April the next).

How to manage the account:

You can manage the account in branch, via BEAUK Cyberbanking and Mobile Banking.

ISA transfers:

You may transfer in or out the whole or any part of your Cash ISA subscriptions. However, we are a Cash ISA only provider; we do not accept inward transfers held in stocks and shares ISA.

Can I withdraw money?

Yes, you have instant access to your account and withdrawal can be made in branch.

If you withdraw funds from your Cash ISA account they cannot be replaced. But you may add funds to your account up to the limit of your Cash ISA allowance.

Additional information

  • The account is available in GBP only.
  • We are a Cash ISA provider
  • You may cancel your account within 14 days of your first payment into the account. We will pay you the balance with any gross interest earned.
  • For further information on ISA, please visit the Government website: https://www.gov.uk/individual-savings-accounts.
  • Please refer to Cash ISA Terms and Conditions for further information on this account.

Definitions:

  • ISA stands for Individual Savings Account.
  • AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate. This shows you what the gross rate would be if interest were paid and compounded each year.
  • Tax-free means free of UK income tax and capital gains tax.

Rates correct as at 6th April, 2019

For current interest rates, please click here, or refer to the variable interest rate leaflet available at your nearest BEA branch, or call 0808 180 3838.  

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