Vantage is no longer available with new current accounts or as an upgrade option for existing customers.
If you’re an existing customer with Vantage, you can keep Vantage on your account. So if you’re thinking of moving to another current account where Vantage would be available (Classic, Silver or Platinum), you can transfer Vantage to your new current account.
Vantage pays interest on your current account balance. The more money you have in your account the more interest you can earn, on balances between £1,000 and £5,000.
Vantage variable interest rates are tiered on balances up to £5,000. To get interest paid each month, all you need to do is fulfil the following three conditions:
No interest will be paid if any of the 3 conditions above are not met or if you have a balance less than £1,000. If your balance is over £5,000, you'll earn 1.5% AER on the first £5,000, but 0% on anything over that.
This table shows what interest rates you receive for current account balances from £1 - £5,000.
|Interest (calculated daily and paid monthly)|
|Balances between||AERCloseAnnual Equivalent RateAER means Annual Equivalent Rate. This illustrates what the interest rate would be if interest was paid and compounded each year and allows you to easily compare different offers.||GrossCloseGross rateGross rate means that credit interest is paid without income tax being deducted. You can receive your interest paid gross if you are a non-tax payer and have completed an Inland Revenue R85 form.||NetCloseNet rateThe rate of interest which would be payable after allowing for the deduction of income tax at the rate specified by law.|
|£1 - £999||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%|
|£1,000 - £2,999||0.50%||0.50%||0.40%|
|£3,000 - £5,000||1.50%||1.49%||1.19%|
For each month that you meet the Vantage conditions, interest is calculated daily on the balance of your account at the relevant Vantage interest rate from the second working day of that month. The interest is paid into your account at the end of the first working day of the next month.
These interest rates are correct as at 11/03/2015 and apply to the whole of your balance up to £5,000. Interest rates are variable.