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First Home Saver

Our First Home Saver is designed for people who are saving to purchase their first home. If you save into this account, you may be eligible for a £500 Mortgage Cashback if you take your first mortgage with us too. T&Cs apply.

4.00 %Gross/AER*

  • A variable rate of interest
  • Invest from £20
  • Instant access
  • Apply in branch or by post
  • Gross/AER* - See Jargon Buster

Summary Box

Account name

First Home Saver

What is the interest rate?

4.00% Gross/AER

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

Can Progressive change the interest rate?

Yes, the interest rate is variable. We can increase or decrease the interest rate as described in our Savings General Terms and Conditions.

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

What would the estimated balance be after 12 months based on a £500 deposit?


This is an example based on the account being opened on 2 January with an initial deposit of £500 and 11 monthly lodgements of £500 at the start of each month, which is the maximum monthly amount allowed and assumes the interest rate does not vary during the 12 month period.

How do I open and manage my account?

The account is available to:

• existing Members and new customers resident in Northern Ireland only;
• aged 18 years and over; and
• have not held a mortgage previously (either with the Society or another lender).

The account must be held in sole name.

There is a minimum lodgement of £20 required to open this account.

You can save up to £500 in the calendar month in which you make your first deposit into the account.

You can save up to £500 each subsequent month.

The account can be opened and operated at any of the Society’s branches, agencies or by post.

Can I withdraw money?

Yes, this is an instant access account, withdrawals are allowed.

You can withdraw up to £500 in cash in a branch and £250 in cash in an agency, larger amounts must be withdrawn by cheque.

Additional Information

If you have a First Home Saver account, you may be eligible for a £500 Mortgage Cashback, if you take out a Progressive Building Society Mortgage to purchase your first home. The property must be in Northern Ireland. Please refer to the First Home Saver account terms and conditions for full details.

AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate and illustrates what the interest rate will be if interest was paid and compounded once each year. This will enable you to compare more easily the return you can expect from your savings over time.

Gross rate quoted is the taxable rate of interest without deduction of income tax.

You may need to pay tax on any interest that exceeds your Personal Savings Allowance. For more information please visit HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) website

The interest rate is correct as of 10th July 2023.

For further information refer to the terms and conditions of the account and the terms and conditions contained within the Savings General Terms and Conditions. You can obtain a copy of these documents in the ‘Useful Information’ section below.

How to apply

Before you apply, please make sure you read the Summary Box, account terms and conditions, Savings General Terms and Conditions and FSCS Information Sheet in full. You can save or print a copy of the PDFs for future reference. These documents contain details of your agreement with us for this account and we will rely on them for our relationship with you.

In branch

If you open your account in one of our branches we will use an electronic verification system to verify your identity and address. We cannot do this for applicants under 18 or if you are not registered on the electoral roll. In these instances you will be required to provide full identification documentation and these can be found in our leaflet Proving your identity.

Visit your local branch to open this account.

Find your nearest branch
By post

To open this account by post:

  • review the Summary Box above;
  • read the account terms and conditions and the Savings General Terms and Conditions;
  • review the FSCS leaflet for further information or visit;
  • download and complete the application form;
  • provide appropriate identification - please refer to our Providing Your Identity document.
  • all postal applications require photographic ID and proof of address these must be certified. This can be done by a bank or building society official, councillor, minister of religion, dentist, chartered accountant, solicitor or notary, teacher or lecturer. As long as the person is not related to you, live at the same address or in a relationship with you.
  • return the completed form with your cheque to the branch you want your account opened in.
  • We recommend that you download a copy of the documents and retain for your records.