Year interest is applicable to having updated an account to a new issue number

auser99 Forumite Posts: 170
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edited 21 July at 5:07PM in Savings & investments
I opened a fixed account at a 5.2% rate, and within the cooling off period moved it another 3 times to now sit as a 5.92% rate. Therefore, the amount in the account isn't a smooth rounded number like £1,000, but instead say £1,011.30 for example.

The account matures in the 2024/25 year, so the main interest is without doubt payable then, but I just wondered whether that odd £11.30 in my example is the same, or for some reason does it count in 2023/24?

Similar increased rates scenario with an Easy access account that pays monthly seems to be no doubt at all. Simply counts in 2023/24, as per the monthly interest until End of March 2024.

Just trying to stay on track of all of this accurately, as they all build up.


  • njm123
    njm123 Forumite Posts: 310
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    The interest will count in the year it's paid out or credited to your account.

    So in your example

    11.30 is counted and potentially taxable in 23/24 as that's interest accrued when you were shuffling the money about.
    The interest on the 1011.30 @ 5.92% will be counted and potentially taxable in 2024/25.
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