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YRRunner

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1,529 posts

104 months

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I have the full £30k's worth in NS&E and haven't seen a cent in 5 months now. Anyone else feeling like their deposit is not working for them?

The Lukas

2,770 posts

82 months

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I'm a little surprised at 30k not getting anything, but with current interest rates it's almost pointless having a savings acount of any kind.

bogie

10,284 posts

160 months

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no doubt you will get a flurry later on in the year (hopefully) ...it is just luck ....I have nearly the max amount and averaged 3-6 wins a month for 3 months of the year, then nothing since ...

ShadownINja

56,665 posts

170 months

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Decided to remove most of mine after I got a similar return. Some say you should keep withdrawing and re-"investing". Sounds stupid but if it's based on a random number algorithm with a seed...

jon-

13,924 posts

104 months

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YRRunner said:
I have the full £30k's worth in NS&E and haven't seen a cent in 5 months now. Anyone else feeling like their deposit is not working for them?
Same situation.
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Luke.

6,622 posts

138 months

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Got 10K and won bugger all recently.

fido

10,873 posts

143 months

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Yep, you sound very unlucky .. worse gap i had was 2 months .. then i got £100.

Lost soul

8,001 posts

70 months

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My brother has the full whack of PB and gets 50 to 100 back on a regular basis

Bedazzled

8,375 posts

109 months

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Poor return here recently too, plus they've reduced the standard win down to £25. Funny how it coincides with the recession. There's an old urban myth the government uses big premium bond wins to pay people off, doesn't help the odds wink

Tiggsy

8,264 posts

140 months

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There is ONLY ONE REASON to hold PB - you like to lend the Government money at sub 1% rates.

It's a noble approach to supporting the economy (it adds £40 billion to the system) but thats about all.....well done for those of you social responsible enough to buy them though (i'm too selfish about lending anyone money on the cheap)

Maxf

7,255 posts

129 months

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Bedazzled said:
There's an old urban myth the government uses big premium bond wins to pay people off, doesn't help the odds wink
You certainly wouldn't shout about a big win in Ireland in the 70's or 80's.

14-7

5,941 posts

79 months

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Just got £25 today.

Woohoo. That's a few paid for drink. smile

graemel

5,050 posts

105 months

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For six months both myself and the missus had the full £30K each in the pot. My business partner had the same and averaged £500 per month. Of course we put them in at the start of the recession and averaged £25 per month. Gary has also withdrawn his lump as well.

Police State

3,397 posts

108 months

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someone I know seems to get a fairly regular supply of envelopes from NS&I, I drove him home from a 3 week holiday, and when he checked the mail, there was 5 'wins' on the dining room table. On another occasion this year, he won £25k. I guess in some ways he's just a a lucky guy.

bogie

10,284 posts

160 months

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it is just luck, you are buying chances to win with the interest you would have earnt in a good savings account ...thats all

the people with a few hundred quid in, or a £50 bond from 20 years ago, that dropped £1M or £250K in a month no doubt are not moaning about it LOL wink

like anything, you cant win it, if youre not in it ...with a few hundred grand portfolio, its no harm having the 1st £30K in bonds, "just in case"

...but dont rely on them for your pension smile

Ribol

9,275 posts

146 months

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The Lukas said:
I'm a little surprised at 30k not getting anything, but with current interest rates it's almost pointless having a savings acount of any kind.
I would rather be getting a little over 3.0% in a savings account than have premium bonds. We had two lots of the max allowance and over two years it averaged out at 1.7% - cashed the lot in.

Yes if you win a big prize it is worth it .................... but I didn't wink

swerni

22,811 posts

98 months

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Friday 14th May 2010 quote quote all
sold the lot a few months ago and put them in the offset accounts.

I've held bonds for over 10 years but have given up now

Nic jones

5,487 posts

108 months

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I've got £50 worth from when I was a nipper that I've not bothered to withdraw.

Had a welcome surprise the other day with a cheque for £25 arriving in the post, first time I've won for about 15 years!

bogie

10,284 posts

160 months

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Tuesday 18th May 2010 quote quote all
whats the odds of winning the lottery ?

...and thats dead money you cant get back

a fiver a week for 40 years with no wins compared to a fiver a week in a savings account at 2% net (if you are lucky) is about £18K wasted after 40 years for the chance of "winning"

...so I guess we shouldnt bother with the lottery either ....

..thats the problem - people measure and compare premium bonds like "investments"

they are not "investments", they never have been ....you are lending money for chances on a monthly lottery, except you can get the money back so you are essentially gambling that interest you *could* have earnt elsewhere smile

Edited by bogie on Tuesday 18th May 13:42

jagracer

7,676 posts

124 months

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What are you whingers like, I've had £11 worth for 40-50 years and never won a penny. frown
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