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Why Patrick Connolly recommends NS&I Why Patrick Connolly recommends NS&I

“The NS&I name gives absolute confidence to us and our clients. We use NS&I to access unique products such as Premium Bonds and, when they’re available, Index-linked Saving Certificates, and also for wealthier clients who would otherwise be concerned with FSCS limits”

Patrick Connolly - Chartered Financial Planner
Chase de Vere

NS&I is one of the largest savings organisations in the UK, with around 25 million customers, and over £165 billion invested.

Premium Bonds, Income Bonds and Direct Saver are the most popular products with our more affluent customers.

Age

Our backing by HM Treasury provides 100% security for customers’ savings. This unique guarantee appeals to a wide range of customers, however we know that it is particularly attractive to the more cautious investor – including those in retirement, or approaching it. Also, older customers clearly tend to have more savings accumulated than those at younger life stages.

Affluence

NS&I has over 1.9 million customers with £25,000 or more invested with us, and more than 9,000 customers have £1,000,000 or more invested.

Just over 1.3 million customers have in excess of £30,000 invested in Premium Bonds, with over 600,000 of these customers having the maximum £50,000 invested.

The average holding value for Income Bonds is almost £110,000 and for our Direct Saver account is over £104,000.

Length of holding

NS&I customers tend to retain their holdings for a long time. For example, the average length of holding for Premium Bonds is nearly 15 years and for Income Bonds is over 12 years.

Figures correct as of March 2020

Over 900,000

customers have invested

£50,000+

Over
9,000

customers with

£1 million+

invested

Over 600,000

customers hold the maximum

£50,000

in Premium Bonds

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