Skipton Building Society has launched an “innovative” savings account which currently offers a competitive rate of 5.25 per cent.
The building society said their new Tracker Bond is the “first-of-its-kind” and will track at the Bank of England base rate for two years.
Skipton Building Society has launched its new Tracker Bond savings account today
The interest rate on this tracker product will then rise or fall as the Bank of England adjusts the Base Rate.
Currently, the top interest rate on a two-year fixed-rate bond is 5.10 per cent, according to money comparison website Moneyfactscompare.
Alex Sitaras, Head of Savings & Partnership Products at Skipton Building Society, said: “Two things are true in the savings market.
“Savers want choice, and savers want value.
“This new Tracker Bond moves the dial on both fronts and shows Skipton is here to bring innovation and new thinking to customers, ultimately giving them more choice and more value.”
Mr Sitaras said he thought it was “really important” to understand that this product is “more speculative in nature” pointing out the Bank of England could reduce the base rate throughout the two year term.
He added: “That said, customers have the reassurance of a rate of return on their money that is directly linked to Base Rate, itself a key influence of market interest rates.
Our new Tracker Bond gives customers the confidence they’ll get value throughout the term of the bond.”