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    • MSE Karl
    • By MSE Karl 10th Apr 18, 1:25 PM
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    MSE News: NS&I to close three-year Investment Bond applications today
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    • 10th Apr 18, 1:25 PM
    MSE News: NS&I to close three-year Investment Bond applications today 10th Apr 18 at 1:25 PM
    NS&I to close three-year Investment Bond applications today
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    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 10th Apr 18, 8:12 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 8:12 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 8:12 PM
    maybe 1 day or 2 days notice would have been better.

    I thought they had dropped the rate ?????
    • ColdIron
    • By ColdIron 10th Apr 18, 8:18 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 8:18 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 8:18 PM
    They have on the Guaranteed Growth Bonds (the ones you can deposit > £3K into) but the article is about the Investment Guaranteed Growth Bonds
    • IanManc
    • By IanManc 10th Apr 18, 8:23 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 8:23 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 8:23 PM
    maybe 1 day or 2 days notice would have been better.

    I thought they had dropped the rate ?????
    Originally posted by AndyPK
    They gave a year's notice of this product's withdrawal - when it was launched it was announced that it would be available for a year, ending today.
    • Zanderman
    • By Zanderman 10th Apr 18, 9:49 PM
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    • #5
    • 10th Apr 18, 9:49 PM
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    • 10th Apr 18, 9:49 PM
    Mrs Zanderman just tried to open one of these, via an existing NS&I login. The website is slow, random error messages appear and the final screen, how much are you paying in, hangs on a ridiculous error message asking for a 'term' to be picked, from a non-existent list (and anyway the term is fixed 3 years, so it's a pointless question). Has happened multiple time on multiple browsers. We conclude that the NS&I site is, er, overloaded.
    • AndyPK
    • By AndyPK 11th Apr 18, 12:22 PM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 12:22 PM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 12:22 PM
    They gave a year's notice of this product's withdrawal - when it was launched it was announced that it would be available for a year, ending today.
    Originally posted by IanManc


    I was referring to MSE not NS&I
    • Audaxer
    • By Audaxer 11th Apr 18, 1:55 PM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 1:55 PM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 1:55 PM
    They have on the Guaranteed Growth Bonds (the ones you can deposit > £3K into) but the article is about the Investment Guaranteed Growth Bonds
    Originally posted by ColdIron
    It's good that the Guaranteed Growth Bonds are still available, albeit the rate in the most recent issue is down to 1.95% for 3 years. Still not bad as savings rate go with a maximum limit per person of £1m.
    • ColdIron
    • By ColdIron 11th Apr 18, 2:12 PM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 2:12 PM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 2:12 PM
    I opened one at the beginning of December with plans to open another this week but got caught out by the rate drop, gotta be quick. Still, I got a 1 year fix with Investec at 1.9% so I'm not grizzling
    • Audaxer
    • By Audaxer 11th Apr 18, 8:24 PM
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    • #9
    • 11th Apr 18, 8:24 PM
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    • 11th Apr 18, 8:24 PM
    I opened one at the beginning of December with plans to open another this week but got caught out by the rate drop, gotta be quick. Still, I got a 1 year fix with Investec at 1.9% so I'm not grizzling
    Originally posted by ColdIron
    I opened one in January at 2.2%, and I was thinking of putting more in but then saw the rate had dropped to 1.95%, but I really should transfer some more cash savings in before the rate drops again.
    • 1Amigo
    • By 1Amigo 11th Apr 18, 9:10 PM
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    1Amigo
    What will us stricken savers do now that this lifeline is being taken away?
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