Citation, commencement and interpretation

1

These Regulations may be cited as the National Savings Bank (Amendment) (No 4) Regulations 2008.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 January 2009: see reg 2.

2

2

Subject to regulation 3, these Regulations come into force on 1st January 2009.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 January 2009: see above.

3

3

Regulations 6 to 9 come into force on 6th April 2009.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 January 2009: see above.

4

4

In these Regulations, “the Principal Regulations” means the National Savings Bank Regulations 1972.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 January 2009: see reg 2.

Disapplication of particular regulations to certain individual savings accounts

5

Disapplication of particular regulations to certain individual savings accounts5

After regulation 2A(ee) of the Principal Regulations insert—

“(ef)    regulations 29N to 29P (inclusive);”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 January 2009: see reg 2.

Procedure on making deposits to individual savings accounts

6

Procedure on making deposits to individual savings accounts6

For regulation 29N(b) of the Principal Regulations substitute —

“(b)    by electronic transfer;”.

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Initial Commencement
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Specified date: 6 April 2009: see reg 3.

Payment on withdrawals from individual savings accounts

7

Payment on withdrawals from individual savings accounts7

For the definition of “cash payment advice” in regulation 2(1) of the Principal Regulations substitute—

““cash payment advice” means, in relation to a withdrawal to be made by payment in cash, an advice in writing in the approved form setting out the amount to be withdrawn, the savings bank office at which the payment is to be made, the name of the payee and any evidence required by the Director of Savings under regulation 53(1) below in relation to that withdrawal;”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
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Specified date: 6 April 2009: see reg 3.

8

8

Omit regulation 21(11) of the Principal Regulations.

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Initial Commencement
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Specified date: 6 April 2009: see reg 3.

9

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(1)    Regulation 29P of the Principal Regulations is amended as follows.

(2)    At the end of sub-paragraph (1)(a) delete “or”.

(3)    At the end of sub-paragraph (1)(b) for “.” substitute “; or”.

(4)    After sub-paragraph (1)(b) insert—

“(c)    in cash to the depositor or to the person entitled to make such application.”.

(5)    At the end of sub-paragraph 2(a) delete “or”.

(6)    At the end of sub-paragraph (2)(b) for “.” substitute “;or”.

(7)    After sub-paragraph (2)(b) insert—

“(c)    refuse to permit more than £2,000 to be withdrawn by payment in cash from any one account on any one day.”.

(8)    After paragraph (5) insert—

“(5A)    The Director of Savings shall confirm the details of any withdrawal to be made by payment in cash by posting a cash payment advice to the person who made the application for that withdrawal.”.

(9)    After paragraph (6) insert—

“(6A)    A withdrawal by cash payment shall not be made until the relevant cash payment advice is presented at the savings bank office named in the cash payment advice by the payee, and any evidence required by the Director of Savings in relation to that withdrawal has been given to the satisfaction of the Director.

(6B)    Where a cash payment is made in accordance with paragraph (6A) to a person purporting to be the payee then, notwithstanding that the cash payment advice was presented by some person not being the payee, the making of the payment shall be a full discharge to the Director of Savings for the amount thereof, if it is shown that the payment was made in good faith and without negligence, and that the making of the payment was attributable to some act or omission on the part of the depositor or on the part of the payee.”.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 6 April 2009: see reg 3.

Signature

Frank Roy

Tony Cunningham

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury

3rd December 2008

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the National Savings Bank Regulations 1972 (“the Principal Regulations”) in order to change the operation of National Savings and Investments individual savings accounts (“NS&I ISAs”).

Regulation 5 amends the Principal Regulations so that the procedures for making deposits to, and withdrawals from, NS&I ISAs in the Principal Regulations will not apply to NS&I ISAs for which terms and conditions may be set pursuant to section 9A(1) of the National Savings Bank Act 1971.

Regulation 6 amends the Principal Regulations so that, from 6th April 2009, deposits to NS&I Cash ISAs may no longer be made by bank giro credit. Instead, the amendment clarifies that deposits may also be made by electronic transfer.

Regulations 7 to 9 enable the Director of Savings to impose an upper limit of £2,000 on the amount which may be withdrawn in cash from an NS&I ISA on any one day and introduce a procedure for making such withdrawals by means of a cash payment advice with effect from 6th April 2009.

A full regulatory impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as it has no impact on the costs of business.

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