Pensioners Broke the Website

Today is the launch of the NS&I Pensioner Bonds and the demand has been so great for them, that pensioners broke the website for NS&I… or more accurately, the site has had a significant amount of technical problems today coping with the rush to buy pensioner bonds.NS&I Pensioner Bonds

As mentioned before the rates are very good by comparison, whether you want to tie up cash in a Bond for these periods is another matter, but if you do and you are seeking very low risk (not no risk) then this can be suitable (note I did not say that it is suitable – as ever context and your circumstances are everything).

The one year bond is 2.8% and the 3 year bond is 4%. Details can be found here at NS&I.

Dominic Thomas