National Savings Movement Ads

Save and Prosper
National Savings Movement-Ads
Here are a small selection of posters and advertisements which were used to promote National Savings...

THE POST OFFICE OFFERS YOU THREE WAYS IN WHICH YOUR SAVINGS CAN BE MADE OF GREAT USE TO THE NATION WITH FULL SECURITY FOR THE REPAYMENT OF YOUR MONEY.


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The National Savings Movement first started in 1916 to encourage the British people to 'save and prosper'.

"Savings groups were formed in factories, shops, clubs, etc. and an appointed collector did the rounds each week to collect the savings and issue certificates."

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THE NATIONAL SAVINGS MOVEMENT


THE POST OFFICE OFFERS YOU THREE WAYS IN WHICH YOUR SAVINGS CAN BE MADE OF GREAT USE TO THE NATION WITH FULL SECURITY FOR THE REPAYMENT OF YOUR MONEY
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SAVINGS CERTIFICATES
The price of the Certificate is 15s. and the period of maturity 10 years. The value (with interest) will be 17s. 6d. after 5 years and 20s. 6d. after 10 years. Certificates can be cashed at a few days' notice with interest accrued. Limit of 500 Certificates (including earlier issues).

DEFENCE BONDS
Defence Bonds can be bought in multiples of £5, up to a limit of £1,000, at the rate of £5 for £5 Bonds. Interest 3 per cent. per annum, payable half-yearly on 1st May and 1st November. The Bonds are repayable seven years from date of purchase at £101 per £100 Bonds, or at par [face value] on six months' notice at any time. (The notice will be waived in a case of urgent need subject to an adjustment of interest).

POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK Deposits up to £500 in a year. Interest 2½ per cent. per annum. Any increase in the money deposited in the Post Office Savings Bank will be serving the same national purpose as money invested in Savings Certificates or Defence Bonds, particularly if the money is not withdrawn too quickly.

SAVE BY LENDING AND LEND BY SAVING
[Extract from 101 ways to save money in wartime.] With thanks to Andrew Moore of [www.universalteacher.org.uk] South Hunsley School and the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.  
   

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