Defined Access E-Saver

Better rates when you access your money less

4 or more withdrawals

per calendar year

Variable rate of

0.25% AER1

0.25% Gross2 P.A.

Up to 3 withdrawals

per calendar year

Variable rate of

1.05% AER1

1.05% Gross2 P.A.

Defined Access E-Saver is great if you want the option to access your money, but don't think you'll need to very often. It offers unlimited withdrawals, and you get a better rate if you only withdraw 3 times or less in a year.

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Account Name

Defined Access E-Saver Issue 12

What is the interest rate?

Issue Withdrawals Annual interest
% Gross2
Annual interest
% AER1
Monthly interest
% Gross2
Monthly interest
% AER1
12 Up to 3 withdrawals 1.05 1.05 1.05 1.05
4 or more withdrawals 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25

If four or more withdrawals are made per calendar year, interest will be paid as outlined above until the second last working day of the year when the number of withdrawals will reset to zero and the higher interest rate will resume.

Annual interest is paid on 11 March and will be available the next working day. Monthly interest is paid on the 10th day of the month, and will be available the next working day.

Can Virgin Money Change the interest rate?

Rates are variable. This means we may increase or decrease interest rates at any time. When we decrease interest rates we will tell you no more than 14 days before the rate reduces. Please refer to section 10 within the Savings terms and conditions.

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

Issue Withdrawals Projected balance
Defined Access E-Saver Issue 12 Up to 3 withdrawals £1,010.50
4 or more withdrawals £1,002.50

This projection is provided for illustrative purposes only and does not take into account your individual circumstances. This is based on no withdrawals or further deposits being made and interest being added to the account. The projected balance is based on the annual interest rate.

How do I open and manage my account?

  • This account can be opened online by UK residents aged 16 or over.
  • Only one account can be opened per customer per issue.
  • Minimum to open £1.
  • Minimum additional deposit £1.
  • Maximum deposit limit £250,000. For all accounts the maximum deposit limit also applies to joint accounts.
  • If a deposit results in your account going over the maximum deposit limit we will return the additional money to you. This does not include any interest you have asked to be added direct to your account.
  • Each customer can save up to a total of £2 million with Virgin Money, across all accounts held.
  • Deposits and instructions can be made by:
    • Cash – Store** only.
    • Cheque.
    • BACS/CHAPS.
    • Arranging an electronic transfer.
    • Transfer from an existing Virgin Money account, subject to the terms and conditions of that account.

Can I withdraw money?

  • Minimum withdrawal amount is £1 (or less if closing).
  • Four or more withdrawals per calendar year will result in a reduction to the interest rate payable.
  • You can have access to your money whenever you need it. Simply log into your account and arrange to take money in the following ways:
    • Electronic transfer.
    • CHAPS.
    • Transfer to another Virgin Money account, subject to the terms and conditions of the account.

Additional Information

  • The automatic deduction of tax on savings interest ceased with effect from 6 April 2016.
  • Please note, the tax treatment and rate of interest payable depend on the individual circumstances of each customer and may change in the future.
  • We pay interest without deducting income tax, unless HMRC/the law requires otherwise. However, depending on your personal circumstances, you may be liable to pay income tax on the interest you have earned. Please visit www.gov.uk/hmrc/savingsallowance for further information. We do not issue Certificates of interest paid and tax deducted automatically. However, once you have requested and received a Certificate of interest paid and tax deducted we will provide further certificates in April each subsequent year that the account remains open and, for closed accounts, in the tax year the account is closed.
  • You will be able to view your Defined Access E-Saver statement by logging into your account. These online statements will show the balance, details of any transactions and interest added to your account. Your online transactions will help you to keep track of the number of withdrawals you have made. If you make four or more withdrawals per calendar year you will receive a notification that your interest rate has changed, and your new interest rate will be displayed online.

Complaints and cancellations

We hope we can resolve any issues you may have in the first instance, but if you have a complaint, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can look into it for you. You can write the details of your complaint to the Customer Relations Team, Virgin Money plc, Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 4PL or email customerrelations@virginmoney.comEmail opens in a new window

If we cannot resolve the complaint to your satisfaction you have the right to refer your complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service, which provides independent adjudication of complaints. A copy of our Internal Complaint Procedures leafletPDF opens in a new window(PDF, 164KB) is available on request.

If you are not happy with your choice of account within 14 days of opening it, we will help you switch accounts.

If you wish to take advantage of this 14 day cancellation period please contact our Main Office at:

Savings Operations,
Virgin Money,
Jubilee House,
NE3 4PL

Or visit your local Virgin Money Store to cancel your account. If you do cancel your account the full amount of your investment, together with any interest earned in accordance with your account details will be returned to you.

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Things you may need to hand

  • Your bank or building society number if you want your interest paid to another account
  • The details of other applicants, if you are opening an account with other people

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Frequently asked questions

How do I pay money into this account?

You can add money to this account with any amount between £1 and £250,000 by:

  • Transferring money electronically to us by BACS, CHAPS, FPS or Standing Order.
  • Visiting your local Store** to make a cash or cheque deposit.
  • Transferring money from another Virgin Money account by requesting a transfer online or visiting your local Store** with ID and passbook (as long as you can withdraw from the account).
For FPS, BACS and Standing Order transfers
Sort code 08-60-64
Account number Your account number
For CHAPS transfers
Sort code 08-02-65
Account number 50048407
Reference Your account number and your name
For CHAPS transfers from banks outside the UK
Sort code 40-02-50
Account number 61333372
Reference Customers Virgin Money Account Number and Name
BIC No.
NRNBGB22XXX
IBAN No.
GB07MIDL40025061333372

How do I take money out?

  • You can have no notice access to your money.
  • There are no limits on the amount of withdrawals, but remember four or more withdrawals per calendar year will result in a reduction in the interest rate payable until the year end.
  • The minimum amount you can withdraw is £1 (or less if closing).

Simply log on to your account and arrange to transfer money to your nominated account or to another of our accounts (subject to the terms and conditions of that account).

You can take money out by:

  • Electronic transfer – If possible, we will make your payment by FPS and we will debit your account either on the same day, or any future date. The payment should reach your nominated account within a few hours but no later than the end of the next business day.
  • If you request a CHAPS withdrawal and we receive your authority and full instructions before 4pm on a business day, the money should be credited to your bank or building society account the same day. Please note, CHAPS is a chargeable service, please refer to charges for details.

On occasion we may need to verify your identity in order to carry out any instructions you may have given us. Keeping your contact details up to date will help avoid delay.

Will I incur any charges with this account?

There are charges for some standard services that we make available to you. These are detailed below:

Service Charge
CHAPS Minimum withdrawal £250 £30 per transfer
Copy cheque £5 per cheque
Copy statement £10 per statement

We may also make a reasonable charge for any non-standard services which we make available to you on a discretionary basis. If you request such a service, we will tell you the amount of our charges before we act on your instructions.

When is the interest paid, and where is it paid to?

  • This account pays a variable rate of interest.
  • You can choose when and how to have your interest paid. Interest can be paid monthly to supplement your income or yearly as a lump sum – it’s entirely up to you.
  • Annual interest is paid on 11 March and available on the next business day. Monthly interest is paid on the 10th of each month and is available on the next business day.
  • If the balance in your account falls below £1, the minimum balance, our basic savings rate of 0.10% Gross2 P.A applies.

Interest can be;

  • Added to your account.
  • Transferred into any Virgin Money account (as long as you can add to the account).
  • Paid into an account with another bank or building society.

What happens if I change my mind?

If you are not happy with your choice of account within 14 days of opening it, we will help you switch accounts.

If you wish to take advantage of this 14 day cancellation period please contact our Main Office at:

Savings Operations,
Virgin Money,
Jubilee House,
NE3 4PL

Or visit your local Virgin Money Store to cancel your account. If you do cancel your account the full amount of your investment, together with any interest earned in accordance with your account details will be returned to you.

Power of Attorney

Please note: It is not possible for a Power of Attorney account to be operated online. To apply as a Power of Attorney please download an application form PDF opens in a new window (PDF, 129KB) , complete and return to the address provided on the form. Your account will then be opened and operated by post via our Main Office.