Danske Midas

An instant access savings account exclusively for customers aged 50 and over

Good to know

  • You can pay in and withdraw your money at any of our branches
  • You can also access your account 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using eBanking or our app
  • Choose to have your interest paid monthly or annually
  • Withdraw your money whenever you need it
  • You can pay in as much as you like, whenever you like

Need to know

  • Exclusively for personal customers aged 50 and over (although you may hold the account jointly with someone who is under 50)
  • You can open the account with a minimum of £1. There is no maximum balance
  • When making a withdrawal from your Midas account, limits may apply depending on the service you are using.

Summary Box

Please review the summary box below which contains all of the information you need to know before applying for a Danske Midas account.

Account name: Danske Midas (previously known as Midas Gold).

1. What is the interest rate?

Balance Gross/AER (monthly interest) Gross/AER (yearly interest)
Under £2,000 0.15% 0.15%
£2,000 - £4,999 0.15% 0.15%
£5,000 - £9,999 0.15% 0.15%
£10,000 - £24,999 0.15% 0.15%
£25,000 - £99,999 0.15% 0.15%
£100,000 - £249,999 0.15% 0.15%
£250,000 and over 0.15% 0.15%
  • Interest is paid on a tiered basis, which means you will earn one rate on your entire account balance. That rate depends on the total balance.
  • You have a choice of having your interest paid monthly or yearly. Interest is calculated on a daily basis on the cleared credit balance on your account and applied at the end of each month (monthly interest) or at the end of October (yearly interest).

2. Can Danske Bank change the interest rate?

  • Yes, this rate is variable. We can decrease the credit interest rate for any of the reasons set out in the General Terms and Conditions - Personal Banking.
  • We will give you 2 months’ notice of any reductions to the credit interest rate. You will be able to end the agreement before the end of the notice period without incurring any extra charges.
  • We may increase the credit interest rate payable on the account immediately. We will advise you of any increase in the credit interest rate on your next statement.
  • Please see Clause 16.2 in the General Terms and Conditions - Personal Banking for more details on when we may change the credit interest rates and the notice that we will give you.

3. What would the estimated balance be after 12 months based on a £1,000 deposit?

Initial deposit at account opening Estimated interest earned after 12 months Estimated balance after 12 months
Monthly interest £1,000.00 £1.50 £1,001.50
Yearly interest £1,000.00 £1.50 £1,001.50

These estimates are for illustrative purposes only and do not take into account your individual circumstances.

The estimates assume that:

  • no further deposits or withdrawals are made;
  • there is no change to the interest rate and tiers; and
  • interest is added to the account at the end of each month (monthly interest) or at the end of the 12 month period (yearly interest).

4. How do I open and manage my account?

  • You must be aged 50 years or over. You may however hold the account jointly with someone who is under the age of 50.
  • You can open your account online, in branch or by telephone.
  • You can communicate and give us instructions by writing to us, telephoning us, visiting one of our branches or by using eBanking (if you have registered for this service).
  • A minimum balance of £1 is required to open and maintain the account.
  • There is no maximum limit to the amount of funds you can hold in the account.

5. Can I withdraw money?

  • Yes. You can withdraw money:
    • at any of our branches in cash, or
    • by electronic transfer using eBanking (if you have registered for this service).
  • Limits may apply depending on which method you choose to make the withdrawal. See our payment table for more details.

6. Additional information

Customers with a Danske Midas savings account (previously known as Midas Gold) opened prior to 2 July 2018 are not charged for safekeeping of valuables.

Interest is paid ‘gross’. This means that we do not deduct tax from the interest we pay. Depending on your personal circumstances, you may have to pay tax on your interest.

AER stands for 'Annual Equivalent Rate' and illustrates what the interest rate would be if interest was paid and compounded (paid on the total balance including previous interest) once each year.

Rates and tiers correct as at 1 June 2022.

The information provided in this summary box includes the key features of the account only and is not intended to be a substitute for reading the terms and conditions that apply to the account.

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Want to change from your existing instant access savings account?

To change over an instant access Danske savings account (excludes Danske Cash ISA) to a Danske Midas account.


Refer to further information below if the account you wish to change is a SaverPlus account.

Want to open a new Danske Midas account?

Apply online

To arrange a telephone appointment call us on 0800 660 033

Or call into your local branch.

Further information

If you apply to change an existing SaverPlus account to a Danske Midas account, and you have a debit card linked to this account, the card will be cancelled. Advisers on our Account Opening line can talk you through the things you need to consider before we change your account and cancel your card such as making alternative arrangements for any continuous payments (linked to the card) that you have set up (e.g. Sky subscription) as they’ll also be cancelled.

This account is not suitable for day-to-day banking.

We’ll send you a statement at least every six months. If you use eBanking, you can ask us to make these statements available electronically instead of sending you paper copies.

How savings are taxed depends on your individual circumstances and may change in the future.

Danske eBanking may be temporarily unavailable when we carry out routine maintenance.