New State Savings 4 Year "Solidarity Bond" Term Deposit

Discussion in 'Deposits' started by CiaranT, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. dub_nerd

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    Yes, as I said -- a couple of tenths of a percent more.
     
  2. gravitygirl

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    Apologies, I just checked and didn't realise the 4 year was only 0.5% apr - I knew the 5 year was 1% so assumed 4 year would only be a little less, and thus better than a lot of rates at the moment. Not sure why anyone would go for the 4 year option vs 5 year at double the interest rate.
     
  3. dub_nerd

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    No worries. I expect it means the five year is probably due for a chop pretty soon.
     
  4. boe

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    Off topic a little but you can now purchase the 5 years certs and 4 and 10 year bonds online from statesavings.ie. As long as you already have an account and have provided all the documentation, you are good to go. The only limit is with respect to the max you can withdraw from your bank account - €5k with AIB for example. You get your bond/cert in the post within a dew days.
     
  5. theresa1

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    On maturity form I got it says purchase will not be taken into account when calculating your maximum holdings. If however using new funds you subsequently purchase or seek to purchase further products in the same issue, then the total held in that issue will be reckonable when calculating your maximum holdings.

    4 year and 10 year bonds are now issue 6 so if I use my maturing total which is aprox. €163,000 and put it in a 4 year I wont be able to get any more 4 or 10 year bonds in issue 6. If i get a 5 year issue 22 then i could still get 4 and 10 year bonds? I hope someone get's my point. it's not very clear and when I phoned them the last time I hadn't a great experience.
     
  6. The Ghoul

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    I think I get your point you want to reinvest your 163k into a 5 year cert (normal limit 120k) even though the 163k is from a maturing 4 year bond. You can then buy a new 4 year bond with another 120k. I would say that yes, you can do this.

    See part 1.3 (b) of the below document
    https://www.statesavings.ie/Downloads/SCSpecificConditions.pdf
     
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  7. theresa1

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    That's helpful The Ghoul and would I be correct in saying that the 4 year bond and 10 year bond although both numbered issue 6 are separate so let's say I did go with a 4 year bond I could still do a 10 year bond for 120K?
     
  8. The Ghoul

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    That's right - limit is 120k per product, per issue - 4 year and 10 year are different products.
     
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  9. theresa1

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    - I just purchased some prize bonds -over €100 -it only gave me an option of paying via debit card which in my case would be a limit of €1,500. Nothing about paying via bank account?
     
  10. boe

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    I meant the max you can spend on your card rather than a bank transfer. AIB limit on debit card transactions is €5,000.
     
  11. CiaranT

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    Irish 2 year yields are now -0.5%.

    The NTMA say they keep rates in line with deposit rates and sovereign yields.

    The NTMA rates are, again, out of line with deposit rates and sovereign yields.

    Will the NTMA cut State Savings rates again?
     
  12. The Ghoul

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    Fill yer boots :D

    I have around 120k in savings certs (17th issue) maturing in 2017/2018 hopefully I don't have to pay the NTMA to reinvest!