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# Annual interest equivalent rate

## Annual interest equivalent rate

The annual comparable interest rate for compounded investments depends on the simple interest rate, the compounding period and the investment period. To compare the interest on simple interest investments and compound interest investments, we use the "Annual interest equivalent rate", defined by calculating the compounded rate over the investment period divided by the number of years.

### Auto

 2 Year Auto/Auto IF-ISA 3 Year Auto/Auto IF-ISA Interest Paid Annually 8.00% 9.00% Interest (Compounded Annually) and Paid on Maturity 16.64% 29.95% Annual interest equivalent rate 8.32% 9.83%

For example,
1: a Two-year pool investment with an annual interest rate of 8.00% compounded annually would pay 16.64% (16.64% ÷ 2 = 8.32%) at maturity, which translates to 8.32% per year.

2: a Three-year pool investment with an annual interest rate of 9.00% compounded annually would pay 29.50% (29.5 ÷ 3 = 9.83%) at maturity, which translates to 9.83% per year.

### Auto Promotional rate

(1st February 2023 to 30th May 2023)

 3 Year Auto/Auto IF-ISA 5 Year Auto/Auto IF-ISA Interest Paid Annually 7.50% 8.25% Interest (Compounded Annually) and Paid on Maturity 24.23% 48.64% Annual interest equivalent rate 8.08% 9.73%

For example,
1: a Three-year pool investment with an annual interest rate of 7.50% compounded annually would pay 24.23% (24.23% ÷ 3 = 8.08%) at maturity, which translates to 8.08% per year.

2: a Five-year pool investment with an annual interest rate of 8.25% compounded annually would pay 48.64% (48.64% ÷ 5 = 9.73%) at maturity, which translates to 9.73% per year.

### Select

 1 Year Select IF-ISA Interest Paid Annually 6.90% Interest (Compounded Monthly) and Paid on Maturity Annual interest equivalent rate 7.12%

For example,

1: a One-year Select Investment with an annual interest rate of 6.90% compounded monthly would pay 7.12% per year at maturity.