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Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: February 4th, 2019, 11:29 pm
by Degsy67
Itsallaguess wrote:
However, what if your mother had put the actual £15 in a drawer?

That would have been the *worst* situation for that sum of money in terms of outcomes, as at least you've had the chance to win something in the meantime with the Premium Bonds, even if that didn't actually happen in this particular case....



LOL. Very funny.

In terms of outcome, I could easily argue that the outcome is identical. £15 = £15.

But then I checked on eBay. If my mother had put 3 x mint condition old style £5 notes which were in circulation at the time in the drawer and I sold them on eBay now then I’d receive around £30. So money in the drawer would have been better than the Premium Bonds.

:lol:

Degsy

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: February 5th, 2019, 9:03 am
by Mike88
AleisterCrowley wrote:I reckon absolute minimum £5k- less than that and the return is very 'noisy' - you either do spectacularly well or get nowt.
My £12.5k seem to return 1% to 2% typically - better than short bonds (ERNS etc) and the remote chance of winning big...


I would be thrilled with a 1% return on my £18k investment. I have won around £75 in 4 years. I am still holding on for the remote chance of winning big but if I needed cash Premium Bonds would be the first thing to go.

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: February 5th, 2019, 9:18 am
by AleisterCrowley
Well, these are my returns since 2014 (value at start of 2019 was ~£12,650)
(Calendar year return)
2014 £150 1.28%
2015 £200 1.68%
2016 £100 0.83%
2017 £175 1.43%
2018 £250 2.02%

Perhaps I'm 'slightly luckier than average' ?!

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: February 5th, 2019, 9:56 am
by kempiejon
Mike88 wrote:
I would be thrilled with a 1% return on my £18k investment. I have won around £75 in 4 years. I am still holding on for the remote chance of winning big but if I needed cash Premium Bonds would be the first thing to go.


Mke88 looks like you're having well below average luck there so I can see why you'd short list them as first out.
I do get around 1% but it is lumpy, as my investment increases so my monthly variance decreases. I like NS&I for large cash deposits as they offer unlimited protection in a nightmare, Index linkers and PBs are handily shielded from tax as well.

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: February 5th, 2019, 5:20 pm
by XFool
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Blimey! Eight prizes this month, that's never happened before.

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: February 5th, 2019, 6:48 pm
by staffordian
I'm still getting "Sorry there was a problem Please try again later" when I open the Android checker app. Is anyone else or is it just me?

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: February 5th, 2019, 6:53 pm
by swill453
staffordian wrote:I'm still getting "Sorry there was a problem Please try again later" when I open the Android checker app. Is anyone else or is it just me?

I had that, even after they said they fixed the problem. Clearing the app cache on my tablet fixed it.

Scott.

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: February 5th, 2019, 6:54 pm
by Bouleversee
It's very quick and easy to go onto their website and log in with your ns&i no. (asking your computer to remember it for next time). Have never had any delay or problem with that.

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: February 5th, 2019, 7:10 pm
by PinkDalek
Bouleversee wrote:It's very quick and easy to go onto their website and log in with your ns&i no. (asking your computer to remember it for next time). Have never had any delay or problem with that.


You can also use your Holder's number here https://www.nsandi.com/ without logging on (that may be what you were saying).

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: February 5th, 2019, 7:29 pm
by Bouleversee
Yes, that's what I meant, inserting holder's number being equivalent to logging on.

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: February 5th, 2019, 8:03 pm
by staffordian
PinkDalek wrote:
Bouleversee wrote:It's very quick and easy to go onto their website and log in with your ns&i no. (asking your computer to remember it for next time). Have never had any delay or problem with that.


You can also use your Holder's number here https://www.nsandi.com/ without logging on (that may be what you were saying).

Thank you, yes I did that to establish that I'd won the usual amount.

And thanks, Scott, clearing the cache sorted it, so I'll be able to quickly check I'm still poor next month :D

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: March 2nd, 2019, 12:33 am
by PinkDalek
I nearly forgot to look, there being no posts here as yet this month.

£25 makes £625 so far this tax year, as against £400 at this stage last year.

Here's hoping other Fools have had some larger winnings.

https://www.nsandi.com/prize-checker

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: March 2nd, 2019, 7:04 am
by Bouleversee
2 x £25 so that's £500 so far this tax year for a full £50k holding; slightly better than last year but still disappointing.

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: March 2nd, 2019, 7:25 am
by swill453
PinkDalek wrote:I nearly forgot to look, there being no posts here as yet this month.

Well you probably accessed the results within about half an hour of them being released.

5 x £25 between us for my wife and I with max holding each, pretty much as expected.

Scott.

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: March 2nd, 2019, 9:36 am
by EssDeeAitch
This month
Me - £25 on 40k
Wife - £50 on £50k
Son - £50 on £20k
Daughter £0 on £15k

Last six months
Me £125
Wife - £475
Son - £325 (3.25% return :shock: :shock:)
Daughter - £125

My son seems to have exceptional luck followed by Mrs and overall, we are getting around 1.6% return between us

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: March 2nd, 2019, 10:28 am
by XFool
Quantum leap! New generation Ernie machine draws Premium Bonds winning numbers within 12 minutes - compared to 10 days in the early 1970s

This is Money

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: March 2nd, 2019, 10:48 pm
by Redmires
For financial year Apr 18 - Mar 19, both on max holdings

Me: £675 (1.35%)
Wife: £10550 (21.1%)

Here's hoping for the same in the coming year.

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: March 3rd, 2019, 2:06 pm
by AleisterCrowley
A sizzling £25 so total for year to date £125, c 1% return 3 draws in.
Probably get nowt in the remaining 9...'random' can be nasty like that

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: March 3rd, 2019, 2:26 pm
by dave559
XFool wrote:Quantum leap! New generation Ernie machine draws Premium Bonds winning numbers within 12 minutes - compared to 10 days in the early 1970s

This is Money


There's a similar article about the new ERNIE in The Register as well.

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: April 2nd, 2019, 11:37 am
by Bouleversee
Again, 2 x £25 so that's £550 for the financial year = 1.1% on my £50k holding. Nothing to celebrate.