Skipton Building Society Cash ISAs
Skipton Building Society currently provides the following cash ISA options:
- Skipton Cash ISA Saver - This account requires a minimum opening and operating amount of £1, and is available in both branch-based and online-only versions. Customers can choose between monthly or annual interest payments, and withdrawals or ISA transfers are allowed on this account at any time without penalty.
- Skipton Fixed Rate Cash ISA - This account is available in both offline and online versions, both offering a fixed interest rate throughout the term of the account. The minimum opening and operation balance for the Skipton fixed-rate cash ISA is £500, and the account is available on terms of one to five years. Withdrawals and transfers made during the account term will be subject to a 180-day interest penalty (or a 240-day penalty in the case of 5 year fixed term accounts).
- Skipton Junior Cash ISA - This account allows customers to save for their child's future. You can open a Skipton Junior ISA with as little as £1, and the money remains locked up in the account until the child reaches 18. Because they can't spend the cash as impulsive teenagers, it's a good way to save for higher education or even for a deposit on their first home.
Skipton and District Permanent Benefit Building Society was founded in 1853 by George Kendall. In 1928, the name was shortened to Skipton Building Society after a new head office was opened on Skipton Street. This office is still the location of the Skipton branch today. Skipton Building Society continued to grow throughout the rest of the 20th century, via a series of mergers with other societies. In the 1980s, Skipton launched two subsidiaries - Homeloan Management Ltd and Skipton Financial Services Ltd.
Today, Skipton Building Society continues to thrive, with assets of more than £14 billion, 100 branches across the UK, and 8,000 staff. The company offers savings and investments, mortgage loans, insurance and financial planning advice to their customers.