How Help to Save works
Help to Save is a type of savings account. It allows certain people entitled to Working Tax Credit or receiving Universal Credit to get a bonus of 50p for every £1 they save over four years.
Help to Save is backed by the government so all savings in the scheme are secure.
How payments work
You can save between £1 and £50 each calendar month and you do not have to pay money in every month.
You can pay in as many times as you like, but the most you can pay in each calendar month is £50.
How bonuses work
You get bonuses at the end of the second and fourth years. They’re based on how much you’ve saved.
If you aren’t applicable for a Help to save account, a credit union could be a good choice for you. Click here to find out more about credit unions.
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