St. James's Place Bank no longer offers mortgages to new clients.
How 'linking' facilities can benefit you
Our following example illustrates the operation of the two different options.
Under Option 1 whenever your St. James's Place Bank savings and current account are offset against your offset mortgage, the interest saved is equivalent to it being earned on a gross basis with no tax liability. Under Option 2, the interest actually received is taxable as income.
Of course, under Option 1, linking your facilities in this way reduces the cost of your borrowings but, you forgo the interest on part or all of your St. James's Place Bank savings. Whereas under Option 2, you maximise the interest payable on your St. James's Place Bank savings, although this is taxable, but get no reduction in the cost of your borrowings. You are free to choose the option which works better for you.
* Please note, if the interest rate payable on any of your savings facilities is higher than the rate for your mortgage facility, you will receive the rate applicable to your savings facility.
Now let's look at some practical ways in which you can benefit.
Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.