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.
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.