Cash values for NS&I’S index-linked savings certificates in May 2016
The cash value of NS&I’S Index-linked Savings Certificates has been updated to reflect the new Retail Prices Index (RPI).
As of 12 April 2016 the Retail Prices Index stands at 261.1.
NS&I’s Index-linked Savings Certificates are lump sum investments, designed to be held for fixed terms. They pay a fixed rate of interest on top of the rate of inflation (as measured by the Retail Prices Index) to ensure that savings stay ahead of rising prices. On each anniversary interest and index-linking are added to the Certificate.
Retail Prices Index
To calculate the value of NS&I’s Index linked Savings Certificates in May1 NS&I uses the Retail Prices Index (RPI) figure for March, published in April. As of 12 April 2016 the RPI is 261.1 meaning that the Index is 1.6% higher than it was one year ago.
NS&I’s Index-linked Savings Certificate calculator
NS&I’s Index-linked Savings Certificate calculator is a quick and easy way to get an approximation of how much Index-linked Savings Certificates are worth and includes interest earned at the relevant rates for each Issue.
The calculator can only provide a value for Index-linked Savings Certificates within their current investment terms.
Index-linked Savings Certificates rates of return
Index-linked Savings Certificates offer a tax-free2 return that beats inflation when held for the full investment term.
|Issues currently available to existing customers with maturing Index-linked Savings Certificates only||Rate p.a./ AER3|
|5-year (Issue 53)Guaranteed compound rate over 5 years||RPI4 + 0.01%|
|3-year (Issue 26)Guaranteed compound rate over 3 years||RPI4 + 0.01%|
|2-year (Issue 43)*Guaranteed compound rate over 2 years||RPI4 + 0.01%|
*Only available to customers with maturing 2-year Certificates
In August 2012 NS&I announced changes to its Savings Certificates.
Notes to Editors
- The RPI for March 2016 (announced 12 April 2016) will apply to investments, valuations and repayments made by customers during May 2016.
- All returns are free of UK Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax.
- AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate and enables the comparison of interest rates from different financial institutions and across different products on a like-for-like basis. It shows what the notional annual rate would be if interest was compounded each time it was credited or paid out. Where interest is credited once a year the rate quoted and the AER will be the same.
- Retail Prices Index (RPI) is the measure of inflation NS&I uses to calculate changes in the value of its Index-linked Savings Certificates. The RPI is compiled and published monthly by the Office for National Statistics. The RPI can go up or down.
- Valuations for 2-year, 3-year and 5-year Certificates invested in or renewed before 20 September 2012, are shown in separate tabs of the attached document. They are for indicative purposes only and show the value if you were to cash in during May 2016.
- NS&I is one of the largest savings organisations in the UK, offering a range of savings and investments to over 25 million customers. All products offer 100% capital security backed by HM Treasury.