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Premium Bonds

(10 Posts)
Babli1980 Sat 13-May-17 13:28:49

Hi I am thinking to buy Premium Bonds for my 3 boys ...Is it wise decision to buy these or not ...thnx๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Šsmile

AyeAmarok Sat 13-May-17 13:32:08

Aye, they're good fun. grin

You could invest money in other places that would probably earn you more in interest, but that would be boring.

Tobuyornot99 Sat 13-May-17 22:02:49

Why not?! The banks are giving naff all interest, and there is always that hope that you may get a knock on the door

mando12345 Sun 14-May-17 08:18:53

A small amount for a bit of fun yes. A larger amount I wouldn't, I would buy some decent investment fund shares with a good dividend.

19lottie82 Sun 14-May-17 15:33:31

mando the max amount you can invest is 50k.

With a "small amount" of premium bonds you don't really have a chance of winning. I think the odds are 30,000 to each ยฃ1 you have invested. I'd say you do have to have a decent amount to make it worth your while - I have ยฃ10,000 worth and win ยฃ25 apx 4 or 5 times a year.

Saying that you're getting naff all interest from the bank, so why not?

fiftyplustwo Sun 14-May-17 15:40:33

I'm not read up on what premium bonds is, exactly, but my first thought is why don't you buy them equity (shares) that give dividends, in some reputable company?

Babli1980 Sun 14-May-17 21:45:17

Thnx everyone for ur suggestions I will try to invest in shares and yes bit in premium bonds maybe I get lucky and have a knock on door by winning something blush๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ

badgersnotincluded Sun 14-May-17 22:02:02

I've invested ยฃ40k and have won ยฃ1,700 in 16 months. Not huge but more than what my bank would have given me. Your return will depend entirely on the amount you put in, but ultimately it's a game of luck.

lionsleepstonight Mon 15-May-17 20:40:22

One of the million pound winners in May only had 3k in bonds.....!!!!!

TinselTwins Thu 18-May-17 23:27:41

^ a good break down of the odds there

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