The Pension Fund Deposit Account 2 is a savings account that holds the cash element of pension funds. This account offers easy access and is suitable for a SIPP or a SSAS.

Key benefits

  • For the cash element of pension funds.
  • Suitable for a SIPP or SSAS.
  • A variable rate of interest.
  • Easy access to funds.
  • Telephone or postal account.
  • Minimum balance £500.
  • No minimum or maximum investment period.
  • Annual trail fee of 0.01% (paid quarterly).

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Key details  


  • Minimum investment of £500.
  • Maximum balance of £5 million per individual client.
  • Balances greater than £5 million per individual client can be held by special arrangement only.


  • Telephone banking.
  • Post.


Deposits can be made by:

  • telephone or post
  • cheques from an account held in your client’s organisation’s name (building society cheques need to be verified by issuing branch).
  • regular or occasional transfers by Direct Debit from a nominated account:
    • Direct Debit mandate (PDF, 67KB) needs to be completed in order to use this facility.
    • there must be cleared funds in the current account.
    • regular monthly transfers of additional funds can be arranged.
  • third-party cheques are not permitted.


  • No notice period or loss of interest for withdrawals.
  • Withdrawals will be paid by electronic funds transfer direct to the pre-advised bank or building society current account, or another Scottish Widows Bank savings account.
  • Instructions can be given by telephone or post.
  • Minimum transfer is £100.
  • Transfers from accounts are free of charge provided there is one business day's notice.
  • Same-day transfer is available if the request is made before 3.40pm and is subject to an administration charge, currently £25. 

Interest payments

  • Interest is normally paid into your client’s account annually or quarterly, on the first day of January, April, July and October.
  • A monthly interest payment option is available for balances over £50,000.


  • Interest will be paid gross and your client will be responsible for paying any tax due to HMRC.

Key documents

Client application form (PDF, 1MB)

Non-Personal Savings Account Conditions (PDF, 290KB)

FSCS information sheet (PDF, 118KB)

Direct Debit mandate (PDF, 67KB)

Internet/telephone banking registration form (PDF, 70KB)

Interest rates and charges sheet (PDF, 365KB)

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Other information you need

    • This account is a simple savings account used for holding the cash element of pension funds.
    • It is suitable for a SSIP or a SSAS.
  • Interest Rate

    • A variable rate of interest.

    Benefits for you

    • Annual trail fee of 0.01% paid quarterly based on total average clients' balances.
    • No cross-sell guarantee.

    Benefits for your client

    • An account designed specifically for pension funds (it’s suitable for a SSIP or SSAS).
    • Access funds quickly.
    • Manage the account by telephone or by post.
    • Telephone contact 8am-6pm Monday to Fridays.
    • No hidden costs or charges.
  • Current interest rates and charges

    Effective from 12th December 2016:

    Balances Gross interest rate/AER (variable) Charges
    £500 and above 0.01% Withdrawals by CHAPS transfer to another UK account - £25.
    We may charge for duplicate statements - £5.

    Interest payment periods

    Interest payment/statements issued monthly†/quarterly/annually.

    †On request for balances in excess of £50,000.

    Interest rate when compounded will equal the annual rate.


    AER – Stands for the Annual Equivalent Rate and illustrates what the interest rate would be if interest was paid and compounded once each year. (As every advertisement for a savings product which quotes an interest rate will contain an AER, you will be able to compare more easily what return you can expect from your savings over time).

    Gross – Gross rate means that we will not deduct tax automatically from interest payments.  The account holder is responsible for paying any tax due to HMRC.

    The AER advertised is based on interest paid gross and capitalised to the account once a year – please note that other interest payment periods are available and the actual interest rate on your account will be lower if you have interest applied more frequently, but when compounded will equal the AER.

    Key product information  

    Account name

    Pension Fund Deposit Account 2.

    Interest rates (AERs)

    Please see above for full information.

    Tax status

    Interest will be paid gross and your client will be responsible for paying any tax due to HMRC.

    Conditions for bonus payment

    No bonus payment applies to this account.

    Withdrawal arrangements

    No notice period or penalties for withdrawals.


    Telephone or postal banking.
    • 0.01% annual trail fee, paid quarterly.
    • No minimum or maximum period of investment,
    • Simple registration
  • Before you apply

    Before proceeding to the application you should ensure that your client has been provided with a copy of the Non-Personal Savings Account Conditions (PDF, 289KB) and Interest rates and Charges Sheet (PDF, 365KB) You must also provide a copy of our FSCS Information Sheet (PDF, 118KB)

    Postal Application

    Please complete the application form (PDF, 1MB) and return it to:

    Scottish Widows Bank
    PO Box 883
    LS1 9TY

    Register your firm to submit savings business with Scottish Widows Bank.

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