Natwest digital regular saver - what to do after saving £1000

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Just wondering what everyone's doing after hitting the £1000 threshold for the higher interest rate. Anything over £1000 is accruing peanuts in interest. 

So, do you wait for the standing order (or if you pay manually, deposit the money) then immediately take it out to put elsewhere (where it pays a higher interest)?
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  • edited 4 August 2022 at 6:04PM
    mrmajikamrmajika Forumite
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    edited 4 August 2022 at 6:04PM
    The standing order isn't required so that can be cancelled. Mine is maxed out. I just periodically withdraw any balance over £1K to elsewhere. 
    Whilst my posts do not constitute financial advice, I am always, without fail, 100% right! :D
  • MovingForwardsMovingForwards Forumite
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    Opened a RBS current account, then the Digi account, started filling that up and the interest from the NW Digi goes over each month. Haven't decided what to do when that's full.
  • kaMelokaMelo Forumite
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    As above, cancel the SO and cream off the interest once in a while into the best account I have available.
  • OceanSoundOceanSound Forumite
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    Just opened Yorkshire BS internet saver. Couldn't see anything on the penelty if we go over 3 days withdrawal on the family saver. I think it's only mentioned when we choose to apply for it. Anyway, may decide to apply if/when I become aware of this nitty gritty 
  • MrFrugalFeverMrFrugalFever Forumite
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    I filter the interest off which is paid on 1st of every month and reset the total amount back to £1,000. I then put the interest in to a boosted pot on Zopa smart saver currently (although not the highest rates on the market anymore). There is no advantage to holding more than £1k in this account.

    S/O cancelled so only a case of moving interest out.
    Save £12k in 2023 challenge

    Jan = £715 / £1,000 (13/1) Feb = £ Mar = £
    Apr = £ May = £ Jun = £
    Jul = £ Aug = £ Sept = £
    Oct = £ Nov = £ Dec = £

    Saved Total = £0 / £12,000
  • MrFrugalFeverMrFrugalFever Forumite
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    Opened a RBS current account, then the Digi account, started filling that up and the interest from the NW Digi goes over each month. Haven't decided what to do when that's full.
    This is a great shout! Assuming they did a hard credit search on you when applying?
    Save £12k in 2023 challenge

    Jan = £715 / £1,000 (13/1) Feb = £ Mar = £
    Apr = £ May = £ Jun = £
    Jul = £ Aug = £ Sept = £
    Oct = £ Nov = £ Dec = £

    Saved Total = £0 / £12,000
  • DaliahDaliah Forumite
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    Opened a RBS current account, then the Digi account, started filling that up and the interest from the NW Digi goes over each month. Haven't decided what to do when that's full.
    You are moving the interest from the Digi to the current account? Why? 
  • Nebulous2Nebulous2 Forumite
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    I reduced the standing order to £5 a month. Will withdraw the accumulated interest and £5s occasionally. 

  • MrFrugalFeverMrFrugalFever Forumite
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    Nebulous2 said:
    I reduced the standing order to £5 a month. Will withdraw the accumulated interest and £5s occasionally. 

    There’s no requirement to continue to pay in, the only condition was a max of £150 per calendar month.

    @Daliah they are moving the interest from a 3.25% digital saver because it is only earning 0.2% over £1,000 balance to an RBS digi saver that way it will continue to earn 3.25% as they haven’t reached £1k in it yet.
    Save £12k in 2023 challenge

    Jan = £715 / £1,000 (13/1) Feb = £ Mar = £
    Apr = £ May = £ Jun = £
    Jul = £ Aug = £ Sept = £
    Oct = £ Nov = £ Dec = £

    Saved Total = £0 / £12,000
  • garyeldergaryelder Forumite
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    I’ve reached it some while back I take £3 out on the last day of the month
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