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View Poll Results: Just received a letter from our Park about paying site fees over 12 months by monthly direct debit.
No - We have to pay it all at once 19 61.29%
Yes - We can pay it monthly/quarterly but have to pay extra 4 12.90%
Yes - We can pay it monthly/quarterly, no extra charge. 7 22.58%
Not sure. 1 3.23%
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Old 27-06-2012, 01:13
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checked with my bank today and the rates for savings accounts are 3%... which is rubbish....
i dont know who you bank with Biggles and get 6%??
i havent seen any accounts that offer that kind of interest at the moment....
bet biggles has got one of them offshore accounts.
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checked with my bank today and the rates for savings accounts are 3%... which is rubbish....
i dont know who you bank with Biggles and get 6%??
i havent seen any accounts that offer that kind of interest at the moment....
Check with Jimmy Carr's advisers them seem to be on the ball with all that stuff
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checked with my bank today and the rates for savings accounts are 3%... which is rubbish....
i dont know who you bank with Biggles and get 6%??
i havent seen any accounts that offer that kind of interest at the moment....
Hi Tiamaria

We bank with HSBC.
The account I mentioned is a regular savings account. It's only available for a 12 month period. You start at zero and pay in a fixed amount between 25 - 250 per month and the interest rate is 6% (or 8% if you are a very rich customer). You cannot make any withdrawals during the year other than closing the account. At the end of 12 months you start again. It's great for site fees. If your site fees are more than 3000 per year you and your partner can open one each.
With this account you cannot open one with a large balance.

Most banks offer something like this. It's aimed at getting people to start saving.

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Old 27-06-2012, 08:55
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bet biggles has got one of them offshore accounts.
Could not possibly comment other than to say that it's perfectly legal and I pay the taxes that I have to.

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Every year about six weeks before site fees are due I take out a new credit card with twelve months interest free on new purchases and pay the fees in one go on the new card-then divide it by twelve and pay it off every month
If your site charges a credit card fee eg 2%, then you are getting a twelve month loan for that amount-much cheaper than the credit offered by most of the sites
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Old 27-06-2012, 09:04
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We opened an account at Cheshire BS with a notice on withdrawals ,as we were getting nowt on s.we we put in money each month and get higher MONTHLY interest as long as we keep a float in...works out better than the regular saver.There is a penalty if you do not give notice ....as we found out so when fees are due we will defo give the notice....oops forgot to say wife is non tax payer
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Hi Tiamaria

We bank with HSBC.
The account I mentioned is a regular savings account. It's only available for a 12 month period. You start at zero and pay in a fixed amount between 25 - 250 per month and the interest rate is 6% (or 8% if you are a very rich customer). You cannot make any withdrawals during the year other than closing the account. At the end of 12 months you start again. It's great for site fees. If your site fees are more than 3000 per year you and your partner can open one each.
With this account you cannot open one with a large balance.

Most banks offer something like this. It's aimed at getting people to start saving.

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i had a look and it says i have to be a customer...i cant be bothered to change my current account over with all my direct debits..
so bye bye to a potential 6% interest for me..
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Every year about six weeks before site fees are due I take out a new credit card with twelve months interest free on new purchases and pay the fees in one go on the new card-then divide it by twelve and pay it off every month
If your site charges a credit card fee eg 2%, then you are getting a twelve month loan for that amount-much cheaper than the credit offered by most of the sites
Not all sites operate credit card payment,but you could get a credit card and do a transfer into your current account for 3%

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i had a look and it says i have to be a customer...i cant be bothered to change my current account over with all my direct debits..
so bye bye to a potential 6% interest for me..
you can always put into our account
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TT,,

how much interest will you give me?? or will i get my interest in pots of jams and wine from Andy??
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i had a look and it says i have to be a customer...i cant be bothered to change my current account over with all my direct debits..
so bye bye to a potential 6% interest for me..
Have you checked that your bank doesn't offer a similar account or have you got a building society account anywhere - they often do regular savings schemes. If not, find a building society that offers a good rate and open an account, but keep you current account at your bank.
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