Looking for a safe, easy and flexible way to save for Christmas, straight from your pay? Dread starting the New Year with a hefty credit card bill? Then open a Penny Post Christmas Account, and start saving for Christmas every pay day!
Saving a few ££s straight from your pay, helps spread the cost of Christmas. Use our handy Savings Calculator to see how much you can save by Christmas, and perhaps even have a little left over for the January sales too!
To help members during the Coronavirus pandemic, we’ve removed the withdrawal restrictions on the Christmas account, so you can withdraw funds online or by telephone if required.
Benefits of a Christmas Account
The easy way to save for Christmas every pay day, straight from your pay, or by standing order from your bank
Christmas savings earn a dividend 1% higher* than regular savings
Save from just £2 a week or £10 a month
Unlimited saving withdrawals during November and December
More flexible than hamper companies or voucher schemes – shop wherever you wish!
Savings are covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, unlike many other Christmas Clubs
A flexible way to save for Christmas – change the amount you save at any time
*Dividends are not guaranteed. The rate payable is dependent on financial performance and voted on by members at the Annual General Meeting.
Things you should know
The Christmas Account is for regular saving – no lump sum deposit payments are permitted
To encourage saving for Christmas, no withdrawals can be made between 1st January – 31st October.
Exclusive to Penny Post members, the Christmas Account runs alongside a member’s Regular Savings Account, and does not replace it.
Terms & Conditions
Open to members with a Regular Shares account.
Regular saving deposits only – lump sum payments are not permitted.
Maximum savings limits apply – £115 weekly or £500 monthly.
Effective from 1st March 2021, member deposits are restricted to a total of £1,000 per month across all Penny Post accounts.
A maximum balance of £500 can be carried over into the following year. Savings over £500 will be transferred to the member’s regular saving account in January.
Unlimited withdrawals are permitted in November and December. If a withdrawal is required between 1st January and 31st October, the Christmas Account will be closed and any entitlement to dividend will be lost. The Christmas Account can be re-opened the following year.
Savings in the Christmas Account cannot be used as security against a loan.
The total balance in all your Penny Post saving accounts cannot exceed £50,000.
Did you know many Christmas clubs, hamper companies and local saving schemes in pubs or societies, aren’t secure, and members’ money can be at risk? It’s not unusual to hear sad stories of people losing their money in such schemes. In 2006, thousands of people lost all their Christmas savings when Farepak Hamper Company collapsed.
Manage your account, request withdrawals, apply for loans and so much more…
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