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Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: December 6th, 2019, 1:41 pm
by didds
Looking back I won nothing at all for 14 months between March 2018 and May2019, on 11.5K of holdings.

Since then £250 in th last 7 months on between 16K and 46K

I'll have a better feel in 2020 over a year and I'll be at full holdings then.
didds

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: December 7th, 2019, 3:24 pm
by AleisterCrowley
The first 2/3 of the 2019 were good, then nothing for four months!
Ended up just short of 2% return on ~£12.6k
Longest drought for me : May 2013-Mar 2014

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: January 4th, 2020, 12:28 pm
by XFool
For WIW, over 2019 with no prize in June, received return of 1.7% on max holding.

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: January 5th, 2020, 6:31 pm
by PinkDalek
Nil for me January 2020:

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

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: February 4th, 2020, 10:42 am
by PinkDalek
£25 only this month, full holding, February 2020:

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

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: February 4th, 2020, 11:45 am
by Bouleversee
£75 for me so I beat you for once. Still not much of a total for the fiscal year.

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: February 4th, 2020, 11:56 am
by didds
PinkDalek wrote:£25 only this month, full holding, February 2020:

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


the prize checker thingy app says nIve also won £25, but no email notification yet...

didds

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: February 4th, 2020, 12:07 pm
by Bouleversee
That takes rather longer.

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: February 4th, 2020, 12:10 pm
by Watis
Bouleversee wrote:That takes rather longer.


And if you wait for the postman to deliver a letter - remember them? - it typically arrives mid-month.

Watis

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: February 4th, 2020, 12:19 pm
by kempiejon
Before I learnt of the online checker I used to occasionally get the e-mail to say I'd won a prize. I'd collect my e-mails at work but wasn't inclined to use my personal log in details to check until I was at home. In those days there was Schrodinger's millionaire time, I knew I'd won a prize but had no idea how big until I got home to find it was £25, as it always is.

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: February 4th, 2020, 12:57 pm
by Mike88
My return over the last 12 months equates to 0.5% on an £18k holding. Better than the previous year when my bonds achieved around 0.1%. Nothing again this month. As I'm a glutton for punishment I have invested a further £5k which will be eligible for the March draw taking total holdings to £23k. Go figure.

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: February 4th, 2020, 1:31 pm
by AleisterCrowley
That's pretty unlucky

My returns on c £12500 have been;
year return
2019 1.98%
2018 2.02%
2017 1.43%
2016 0.83%
2015 1.68%
2014 1.28%

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: February 4th, 2020, 3:35 pm
by PinkDalek
AleisterCrowley wrote:That's pretty unlucky

My returns on c £12500 have been;
year return
2019 1.98%
2018 2.02%
2017 1.43%
2016 0.83%
2015 1.68%
........


Using the last 5 years (£990ish?) and https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/savings/premium-bonds-calculator/:

With £12,500 in Premium Bonds, if you have average luck you would expect to win roughly £750 over 5 year(s)

You are lucky - only 15.4% of people who have put £12500 in premium bonds over 5 years win more than £975.

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: February 4th, 2020, 4:00 pm
by AleisterCrowley
I won £109 on the Lotto on Saturday too - for a £14 'investment' :)
Do ya feel lucky, punk ?

[my balance at start of 2014 was £11761, and all prizes reinvested]

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: February 4th, 2020, 5:10 pm
by swill453
I won a £100 prize this month - first time ever I've won anything other than £25 prizes.

(Holding is currently £13K as I cashed some in for a house purchase).

Scott.

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: February 4th, 2020, 6:49 pm
by flyer61
£150 on an £80K holding. Like the previous poster unusually a £50 prize.

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: February 4th, 2020, 7:17 pm
by PinkDalek
flyer61 wrote:£150 on an £80K holding. Like the previous poster unusually a £50 prize.


As previously and to avoid any confusion, you can't have an £80,000 Premium Bond holding individually. The current limit is £50,000 per individual. You may be aggregating your Family's holding.

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: February 5th, 2020, 9:56 am
by Pheidippides
I'm feeling like ERNIE doesn't like me. I have three samples that I'm monitoring. All £50K holdings...

Mother: Holder since Nov-15
All-time average win: £51.44
Last 3 Wins : £75 - £0 - £100

Mrs Tet: Holder since Nov-19
All-time average win: £56.25
Last 3 Wins : £75 - £25 - £75

Me: Holder since Aug-19
All-time average win: £17.85
Last 3 Wins : £0 - £0 - £0

Regards

Tet

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: February 5th, 2020, 2:14 pm
by Maroochydore
On a £35000 holding I've won between £25 and £100 (once) for 27 out of the 29 months since I purchased them.

Return over the past twelve months has been 1.7% so a minuscule above interest rates.

However I live in hope of a good win sometime.

Re: Premium Bonds

Posted: February 17th, 2020, 2:51 pm
by XFool
Oh dear!

Blow for 21million Premium Bond holders as NS&I wields the axe - with HALF as many people winning £50 and £100 prizes from May

This is Money

We will have to see what the effects are for the £25 prizes. More details here:

The cuts reduce the effective prize fund rate of Premium Bonds, which do not pay interest, to 1.3 per cent a year, and the odds of any one bond winning a prize from 24,500 to 1 to 26,000 to 1.

Expected return on maximum current holding now 1.15%

(12 * 50,000/26,000) = 23.08

23 * 25/50000 = 1.15%