New fixed term rates on offer to savers from BBI

john-pearson1The savings specialists at Bradford & Bingley International (BBI) are continuing their fixed rate bond issue programme with two new savings bonds.

Fixed Rate Bond (Issue 61) is a one-year Fixed Rate Bond with annual and monthly interest options paying up to 3.00% AER on offer. Savers can deposit from £10,000 into the bond which matures on 30 June 2010.

Fixed Rate Bond (Issue 62) is a two-year Fixed Rate Bond offering with annual and monthly interest options paying 3.50% AER in the first year and 4.00% AER in the second year. Deposits start from £10,000 and the Bond matures on 30 June 2011.

Both bond issues have extremely limited availability and are to close on June 30 2009, or possibly before, if fully subscribed. The previous one-year and two-year bonds offered by BBI proved extremely popular and savers wishing to benefit from these new opportunities are encouraged to book their place early to avoid disappointment.

BBI is now a part of Abbey and the Santander Group. Clients can have confidence in Santander’s AA rating from Standard & Poor’s and that deposits with Bradford & Bingley International are covered by a full and unconditional guarantee from Abbey.

Further information about Fixed Rate Bond (Issues 61 & 62), including T&Cs and an application pack, can be found on the Bradford & Bingley International website,, or alternatively call + 44 (0) 1624 695000 to receive an application pack by post.


Note to editors:

For further information contact:
James Qualtrough, Assistant Marketing Manager, Bradford & Bingley International, on +44 (0)1624 695000 or visit

EU Savings Tax Directive rules apply to EU resident depositors.

AER stands for the Annual Equivalent Rate and illustrates what the interest rate would be if interest was paid to the account once a year.

About Bradford & Bingley International:

Bradford & Bingley International (BBI) is an international savings bank established and located on the AAA rated Isle of Man since 1989. BBI now serves thousands of customers, predominantly British expatriates, in more than 125 countries around the world.

BBI offer a comprehensive range of savings accounts including immediate access accounts, short term savings accounts and long-term savings accounts such as fixed term bonds and money market deposits. In addition to the full range of Sterling deposit accounts, currency savings are also available in US Dollar and Euros.

Bradford & Bingley International Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Abbey, who are an AA* rated bank with assets in excess of £190 billion. Abbey are owned by Banco Santander, one of the top ten banks in the world.
(* Standard & Poor’s, as at 18th December 2008)

Under Isle of Man legislation, deposits made with an Isle of Man office of Bradford & Bingley International Limited are covered by the Isle of Man Depositors Compensation Scheme.

Bradford & Bingley International Limited is registered in the Isle of Man No. 052221C. Registered Office: 30 Ridgeway Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 1TA, British Isles.
Licensed by the Isle of Man Financial Supervision Commission to take deposits.

SOURCE: Bradford & Bingley International