Blue & Amber (Issue 8)

A straightforward and flexible way to save that lets you make top-ups and withdrawals as you go. Plus, each year we’ll donate the equivalent to 1% of the total balances in our Blue & Amber accounts (up to the maximum account balance) to the Leeds Rhinos Youth Development Programme.

Interest rate:


Gross p.a./AER variable

This might be right for you if...

  • You want access to your money at any time
  • You’d like to top up your savings as you go

Some things to bear in mind...

  • Interest rates can go down as well as up
  • You can’t open this account online
  • You can deposit up to £20,000

Ready to apply?

Before you apply, please read the Summary Box below.

For more information, take a look at our Product Terms & Conditions (PDF), General Terms & Conditions (PDF) and the FSCS Information Sheet (PDF).

Summary Box

Account Name:  Blue & Amber (Issue 8)

What is the interest rate?

Annual Interest

Account balance (plus accrued interest credited to the account) Rate of interest
£1 - £20,000 0.35% Gross p.a./AER variable.
£20,000.01+ 0.05% Gross p.a./AER variable.

If the balance falls below £1, the rate of interest which shall apply is 0.05% Gross p.a./AER variable.
Interest is calculated daily and paid annually on 31 October.

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 November, no deposits or withdrawals are made and interest is paid annually and added to the account, then based on an interest rate of 0.35% you will receive a £3.50 interest payment after 12 months, giving an overall account balance of £1,003.50.

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?

The account is available to individuals aged 18 or over who are resident in the UK.

The account cannot be opened by corporate bodies, trustees, executors, nominees or charities.

The account is limited to one account per customer.

How to open the account:
The account can be opened through any of our branches or by post.

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:
Minimum operating balance: £1. The minimum operating balance is required to open the account.

Maximum balance: £20,000 plus accrued interest credited to the account.

The account can be operated in branch or by post. You will also be able to carry out some operations by telephone and online, where you have registered for online services.

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.

Can I withdraw money?

Unlimited withdrawals can be made without notice or loss of interest, subject to the minimum operating balance of £1 being maintained.

If the balance falls below £1, the rate of interest which shall apply is 0.05% Gross p.a./AER variable.

You can make withdrawals from your 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);
 • cheque;
 • internal transfer to another Society account; or
 • electronic payment (as defined in the General Conditions).

Additional Information

Account 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.

Leeds Rhinos Youth Development Programme:
Each year we will make a donation to the Leeds Rhinos Youth Development Programme equivalent to 1% of the total balances held in our Blue & Amber accounts. Please note, this only applies to balances that are below the maximum balance of the product. Balances that are over the maximum limit of £20,000 (plus accrued interest) will not be included.

Keeping you and your information safe

  • We share the information you provide with fraud prevention agencies
  • They use this information to guard against fraud, money laundering and identity theft
  • If any of these are detected, it may prevent you from applying for selected accounts
  • You can find out more about your data protection rights in our Guide to use of your personal data (PDF)

Continuing with your application lets us know we're okay to use your information this way.

Apply online now

Before you apply, please read the summary box above, our Product Terms & Conditions (PDF), General Terms & Conditions (PDF) and the FSCS Information Sheet (PDF).

You can open this account

By post

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Protecting your money

Under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), the first £85,000 of your savings is protected.
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