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What are the interest rates on a MarketMaster® and how is it paid?


The interest paid is banded, which means that the rates in the table below apply only to the portion of the balance within each band shown, not to your cash balance as a whole. Each band of your overall cash balance will receive different rates of interest as shown below, to give an overall blended rate.

Please note that our interest rates will move in line with changes in the Barclays Base Rate. However, where the applicable margin would result in a negative figure, the rate will be zero i.e. we will pay no interest. At present we only pay interest on balances in excess of £250,000.

Cash Balance band Interest paid on this band only
£0 - £999 Nil
£1,000 - £12,499 4% below Barclays Base Rate
£12,500 - £24,999 3.5% below Barclays Base Rate
£25,000 - £149,999 2.5% below Barclays Base Rate
£150,000 - £249,999 1% below Barclays Base Rate
£250,000 and over Barclays Base Rate

View the Barclays bank base rate online alternatively you can call Barclays Bank directly on 0845 603 0845*, hold for an agent and ask for the current rate. (Lines are open 8.30am-5.30pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 9am-1pm, except Bank Holidays. To maintain a quality service, phone calls may be monitored or recorded.)

All charges are correct as at July 2014


*Calls to 0845 numbers from a BT residential line will cost no more than 4p per minute, plus 10.9p call set-up fee (correct as at October 2010). The price on non-BT phones may be different; please check with your service provider. You can only use these numbers if you are calling from the UK; if calling from outside the UK, please call +44 141 352 3909. Calls may be recorded to monitor the quality of our service, to check instructions and for security purposes.



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