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Ronnie the Rhino Youngsaver

Rates correct as at 12 SEP 2019

A great start for young fans of Leeds Rugby.

Leeds Building Society believe that young savers should be given the best start - and what better for rugby fans than a Ronnie the Rhino account?

The account offers a range of benefits, including access to your money. So why not open an account for your child or grandchild and give them a great start.

Interest Rate:

1.75% Gross p.a./AER (variable)

Account NameRonnie the Rhino Youngsaver
What is the interest rate?Annual Interest
1.75% Gross p.a./AERvariable.

If the balance falls below £10, the rate of interest which shall apply is 0.05% Gross p.a./AER variable.

Interest is calculated daily and paid annually on 30 June and on maturity, on your 18th birthday.

Interest can be credited to the account or transferred to another building society/bank account or to another account held with the Society.
Can Leeds Building Society change the interest rate?The interest rate on this account is variable; this means that we have the ability to change the interest rate. Please see conditions 14 and 15 of the General Conditions for further details of the circumstances in which we can do this and the notice we will provide.
What would the estimated balance be after 12 months based on a £1000 deposit?Assuming that £1,000 is deposited into the account on 1 July and no further deposits or withdrawals are made, then based on an interest rate of 1.75% you will receive a £17.50 interest payment after 12 months, giving an overall account balance of £1,017.50.

This projection is provided for illustrative purposes only and will depend on the individual circumstances of each customer.
How do I open and manage my account?Eligibility
The account holder must be aged 17 or under to open the account.

The account is not available to corporate bodies, charities, nominees, trustees, executors and non-UK residents.

The authorised signatory and the account holder must be UK residents.

The authorised signatory may only open and operate one account per account holder.

How to open the account:
At least one authorised signatory will need to open and operate the account on behalf of the account holder.

The account must be opened in the sole name of the child and cannot be opened as a joint account.

The account can be opened through any of our branches or by post.

Where the account is operated by post, the Society will aim to deal with all transactions within two working days of receipt of a request. However, the Society cannot be held responsible for delays due to unforeseen circumstances and postal delays.

If you currently have an existing Leeds Building Society account it may be possible to transfer your funds, subject to your existing product terms and conditions and the product terms and conditions of this account. Please check with us to see whether this is possible.

Operating the account:
The account can only be operated in branch or by post.

Minimum operating balance: £10. The minimum operating balance is required to open the account.

Maximum balance: £1,000,000 plus accrued interest credited to the account.

If the passbook is lost or stolen a ‘Lost/Stolen Passbook’ declaration must be completed by an authorised signatory.

Any money invested in the account will become the property of the account holder and any withdrawn funds must be used for the sole benefit of the account holder.

Once the account holder becomes 18, the authorised signatories will be removed.
Can I withdraw money?Withdrawals:
Account holders aged under 12:
Unlimited withdrawals of £10 and over subject to the minimum operating balance of £10 being maintained.

All withdrawals must be signed for by the authorised signatory.

If the balance falls below £10, the rate of interest which shall apply is 0.05% Gross p.a./AER variable.

Account holders aged 12-17:
One withdrawal a week of between £10 and £250 may be made and must be signed for by the account holder, subject to the minimum operating balance of £10 being maintained.

Withdrawals over £250 and additional withdrawals in a week must be signed for by both the account holder and the authorised signatory.

If the balance falls below £10, the rate of interest which shall apply is 0.05% Gross p.a./AER variable.

Withdrawals can be made from the account by:
cash (up to a maximum of £300 in cash in branch each day). You will need to provide 48 hours’ notice, if you require more than this amount (up to a maximum of £1,000);


internal transfer to another Society account; or

electronic payment (as defined in the General Conditions).

Withdrawn cheques may be made payable to the account holder, authorised signatory or a third party but where a cheque is made payable to an authorised signatory or a third party, the withdrawn funds must be used solely for the benefit of the account holder.

The account will mature when the account holder reaches 18 years old. On the day after maturity the Society will automatically transfer your funds (including interest) to an instant access account. We will write to you with full details including terms and conditions nearer the time.
Additional InformationAccount closure:
You can close your account at any time without notice or loss of interest. Interest will be paid immediately up to the date of account closure.

The account may be closed for further deposits at any time. This will be done on a minimum of 30 days’ written notice, after which you will not be able to deposit further funds.

Tax treatment:
Interest is paid gross, without the deduction of income tax. Payment of gross interest does not mean that interest you receive is exempt from tax. The tax treatment depends on the individual circumstances of each customer and may be subject to change in the future. It is your responsibility to seek independent tax advice.
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Alternate ways to apply

Visit your local branch and our friendly staff will help you to open your account.

Download your savings application pack to apply by post.