It’s been another great year for Premium Bonds. A new child millionaire, an upgrade for ERNIE, and several other new Premium Bonds features to make saving even more accessible and easier for all. We’ve rounded up some of the highlights from a busy 2019 for one of the nation’s favourite savings products.
There’s no winding down this Christmas for ERNIE, delivering an early £1 million Christmas present to two lucky winners – one in Stockport and the other in Hampshire & Isle of Wight – as part of December’s Premium Bonds draw.
This month’s first millionaire to receive the good news from Agent Million is a man based in Stockport. The winning Bond number is 309GV354472 and was purchased in August 2017. He has a total of £36,000 in Premium Bonds.
Q2 2019-20 Net Financing of £2.9 billion
NS&I today published its un-audited quarterly results for the second quarter (July-September 2019) of the financial year 2019-20. NS&I delivered £2.9 billion of Net Financing in Q2 2019-20, giving a year-to-date total of £4.9 billion.
The 2019 Spring Statement confirmed that NS&I’s 2019-20 Net Financing target is to deliver £11 billion, within a range of £8 billion to £14 billion.
Agent Million has knocked on doors in Norwich and Cumbria this month to surprise two lucky Premium Bonds holders with the £1 million jackpot.
The first number randomly selected by ERNIE – 176LR488412 – belongs to a woman from Norwich who bought the winning Bond in December 2010. She has £10,600 invested in Premium Bonds and will become only the second jackpot millionaire from Norwich.
Agent Million has treated October’s Premium Bonds jackpot prize winners in Dorset and Essex by surprising them with the £1 million windfall. ERNIE has made two Premium Bonds millionaires this month that are part of two very different investments.
The first £1 million jackpot winner is a women from Dorset with the winning Bond number 312TX505194. She purchased her winning Bond only two years ago, in October 2017, and holds the £50,000 maximum in Premium Bonds. Agent Million has visited Dorset…
During the financial crisis, the UK government stepped in to nationalise some of the country's biggest banks; coming onto the public sector’s books, they joined a retail savings bank set up by the Treasury over 150 years ago. Matt Ross meets Ian Ackerley, chief executive of NS&I.
Image courtesy: Brenna Duncan.
Big wins for big holdings this September
Agent Million has paid a visit to Surrey and Hertfordshire to surprise two Premium Bonds jackpot prize winners with the £1 million windfall. Both of the September millionaires are big savers with more money invested into Premium Bonds than any previous jackpot winner from their regions.
The first winner is a man from Surrey and the winning Bond number was 319ML537267. The Bond was purchased in January 2018 and has £41,595 invested in Premium Bonds. He…
NS&I’s 1-year and 3-year Issues of Guaranteed Growth Bonds and Guaranteed Income Bonds are no longer on general sale
Interest rates on new Issues of Guaranteed Growth Bonds, Guaranteed Income Bonds and Fixed Interest Savings Certificates for customers with maturing investments will be reduced by 25 basis points across all terms
NS&I delivers £2 billion of Net Financing and returned a Value Indicator figure of -£119 million in Q1 2019-20
NS&I is today (2 September 2019) announcing…
Buying Premium Bonds for children and giving them an extra head start in life will become even easier for more adults, from today.
Anyone aged 16 or over can now invest in Premium Bonds on behalf of children under the age of 16, meaning that aunts, uncles and family friends, as well as parents and grandparents, can now give children a gift to encourage a savings habit.
Two scoops for August’s Premium Bond jackpot winners
Agent Million has been working through the summer heat to deliver a cool £1 million windfall to August’s jackpot prize winners in Hertfordshire and the region of Cheshire West and Chester.