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Family Assist Savings Account Issue 1


Interest rate

1.00% Gross/AER.

The interest is paid annually and will be credited to your account after close of business on 1 January.

Can the interest rate change?

Yes, the interest rate is variable. We can increase or decrease the interest rate as described in our Savings Service Agreement.

If we are decreasing the interest rate we will notify you at least 14 days before the change takes effect.

Estimated balance at the end of the account term based on a 20% deposit

£21,020.20

This example assumes the mortgage applicant purchases a property valued at £100,000.00 and contributes a 5% deposit towards the mortgage. This example is based on a family member lodging 20% of the property value, or purchase price, for the full term of the savings account.

How do I open or manage my account?

The Family Assist Savings Account is available to savers who:

  • are over 18 years of age;
  • reside in the United Kingdom, and
  • are supporting a family member purchasing a property with the Society’s Family Assist Mortgage.

You must seek independent legal advice before opening a Family Assist Savings Account.

The Society will take a Guarantee and Charge over the funds lodged to the Family Assist Savings Account. However, the Guarantee and Charge over Savings Account does not cover any interest earned throughout the term of the account.

Any funds lodged to the Family Assist Savings Account must be cleared before the associated Family Assist Mortgage completes.

The property value, or purchase price, must be at least £75,000 and cannot exceed £500,000.

The amount available to lodge to the Family Assist Savings Account can vary but the maximum lodgement cannot exceed 20% of the value of the property being purchased by the borrower(s) or the purchase price, whichever is the lower. This is based on the borrower contributing 5% towards the house purchase.

The total value of the borrower’s mortgage deposit and the savers opening balance cannot exceed 25% of the value of the property or purchase price.

The required balance must be lodged before the Family Assist Mortgage account completes and no further lodgements will be accepted.

Your savings can remain in the Family Assist Savings Account for the full 5 year term even if the third party charge has been released before the maturity date.

The account can only be opened and closed in person at any of the Society’s branches.

Can I withdraw money?

You cannot make any withdrawals or close the account until the Guarantee and Charge over Savings Account is released.

The funds are committed to the Society for a period of 5 years.

The account will mature 5 years after the associated Family Assist Mortgage commences, which is the date the mortgage funds are sent to the borrower’s solicitor to complete the house purchase.

We will write to you at least 14 days before releasing the Guarantee and Charge in order to advise you of the options available to you for the balance of your account.

If we do not receive written instructions from you, the quoted variable rate of interest will cease to apply on the date of maturity and the balance of your account will be rolled over into a variable rate instant access account at the interest rate prevailing at that time.

Additional information

AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate and illustrates what the interest rate would be if interest was paid and compounded once each year. The AER allows you to easily compare the interest rate on savings accounts. The higher the AER, the better the return on your savings.
Gross rate quoted is the taxable rate of interest without deduction of income tax.

For further information refer to the terms and conditions of the account and the terms and conditions contained within the Savings Service Agreement. You can obtain a copy of these documents in the ‘How To Apply’ tab.

We reserve the right not to renew your account at the end of the term, but will give you at least 30 days notice before the maturity date should we intend to exercise this right.


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The Family Assist Savings Account can only be opened as part of the Family Assist Mortgage.  This account can only be opened in a Progressive Branch.  To apply or for further information contact your local branch.

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The account terms and conditions can be viewed below.

Terms and conditions  Savings Service Agreement FSCS Information


The Family Assist Savings Account can only be opened as part of the Family Assist Mortgage.  This account can only be opened in a Progressive Branch.  To apply or for further information contact your local branch.

Find your nearest Progressive branch


The account terms and conditions can be viewed below.

Terms and conditions  Savings Service Agreement FSCS Information