Newcastle Cash Lifetime ISA

The Lifetime ISA is designed to reward people who are saving for their first home and those who are saving towards retirement. The Lifetime ISA offers a competitive interest rate of 1.10%; plus a 25% government bonus.

Up to 1.10% GROSS/AER*
How to apply

Summary Information

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Account Name Newcastle Cash Lifetime ISA
What is the interest rate? Interest rate  Annually 1.10 %Gross*/ 1.10% AER** (Variable)
Interest is paid on
The interest is calculated daily and will be credited to the account annually on the account opening anniversary. 
Can Newcastle Building Society change the interest rate? We can change the rate of interest payable on this account. The account is a variable rate account which means that the rate of interest paid may change throughout the lifetime of the account. Please refer to point 6 of the Savings General Terms & Conditions which sets out the reasons for which Newcastle Building Society may change the interest and the procedure for doing so.
What would the estimated balance be after the first 12 months of account opening based on a £1,000 deposit? Annual (Variable)

The estimated balance after 12 months would be £1,011 assuming that:

  • The account is opened with £1,000 and interest starts being earned straight away
  • No further deposits or any withdrawals are made
  • The interest rate stays the same for the full 12 months. 

The government will also pay a 25% bonus on your contributions each month which isn't included in this estimation. 


Please note: This projection is provided for illustrative purposes only and does not take into account customer’s individual circumstances.
How do I open and manage my account? Opening your account
Online only.
Giving us instructions for your account
Online, by telephone or by post.

Minimum Opening Deposit: £1 (this is also the minimum balance eligible for the 25% government bonus)

Maximum Opening Deposit: £4,000 (this is the maximum LISA subscription per tax year)

  • To open a Lifetime ISA, you must be aged 18 or over but under 40. You must also be either:
  • resident in the UK
  • a Crown Servant (for example a diplomat or civil servant)
  • the spouse or civil partner of a Crown Servant

The account can only be opened online.

The account can be managed online, by telephone or by post.

The first payment into the account can be made by cheque, electronic payment (but not direct debit) from another UK bank or building society in the name of the account holder.

After your initial payment, you can also make investments by standing order.

You can deposit from £1 up to £4,000 each tax year before your 50th birthday.

Can I withdraw money?

Withdrawals or account closures before the age of 60 will incur a charge of 25% on the total funds - recovering the Government bonus, unless it's to buy your first home, you're diagnosed with a terminal illness or in the event of your death. You will also lose some of your own savings and will receive back less than you invested. 

Additional information

Tax Status: Interest will be paid gross*.

  • You must open and initially fund a new Lifetime ISA before you turn 40. If you do initially fund your new LISA account after you turn 40, under HMRC rules & regulations, the account must be closed and the funds will be returned to their initial source.
  • You will need to keep at least £1 in your account to maintain your Lifetime ISA benefits.
  • The Lifetime ISA is a government savings scheme and may change in the future.
  • You are only permitted to open and fund one Lifetime ISA per tax year.
  • The AER allows you to compare the interest rates on savings accounts. The higher the AER, the better the return on your savings.
  • All ISA interest is paid tax-free, which means it's exempt from income tax. Tax rules may change in future. 
  • This product may be withdrawn at any time and without notice. 

Your Lifetime ISA limit forms part of your overall ISA limit.

Terms and Conditions

Please make sure you've read the terms and conditions before applying

Ways to Apply


It only takes a few minutes to complete your application online

Apply Online

It takes about 10 mins