Lorna Kujawa, Assistant Retail Director at NS&I, and Ben Murphy, Director of Digital and Innovation at Atos UK & Ireland, write about how we came together to become one of the first financial organisations in the UK to use voice technology on Alexa.
NS&I has announced that it is increasing interest rates on both its Junior ISA and Direct ISA. Interest rates paid on Junior ISA will be increasing by 75 basis points from 2.50% AER to 3.25% AER. In addition, the interest rate paid on Direct ISA will be increasing by 15 basis points from 0.75% AER to 0.90% AER.
ERNIE has regenerated for the first time in 15 years, and is using quantum technology to generate random numbers. NS&I has also become one of the UK's first financial organisations to create an Alexa Skill, giving Premium Bonds customers another way to check their prizes.
When we reduced the minimum investment into Premium Bonds to £25 at the start of February, we also reduced the minimum monthly standing order, making it even easier for people to get into the savings habit.
Premium Bonds continue to be a popular present for children at Christmas, especially from parents and grandparents who want to inspire the young people in their lives to enjoy the winning experiences they’ve had from ERNIE over the past 61 years.