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5.38
%APY
5.38
%APY
Follows the
Federal Reserve
Benchmarked against the Fed’s variable overnight interest rate, which is calculated daily.
Managed by
BlackRock
Looked after by BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, with over $10 trillion under management globally.
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No minimums
No maximums
From $1 to infinity. We don’t limit the amount of money you can add to your Savings.
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You could earn

$53.78
$53.78
YearlyMonthly
Forecasts are not a reliable indicator of future performance. This calculator assumes investment into money market fund yielding today's rate. The 1-day yield changes slightly day-to-day and significantly when there is a change to the Federal Reserve rate. For simplicity, this calculation assumes the 1-day yield does not change.
The world’s largest asset manager

As solid as a BlackRock

Your money is held in BlackRock’s low-risk Money Market Funds.
Highly rated, low risk
Held in AAA rated, low-risk funds
Your money will be held in a low-risk, interest-paying fund that is managed by BlackRock.
Managed by BlackRock
BlackRock ICS US Dollar Liquidity Fund (Premier)
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It doesn’t stop there

From fast withdrawal times to monthly interest payments — we’ve got you covered.
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Interest earned daily, paid monthly
You’ll start earning interest daily from the moment your money has been deposited.
Available in Pounds, Euros and Dollars
Light speed withdrawals
April distribution
+$69.75
March distribution
+$64.60
February distribution
+$66.53
January distribution
+$68.82
December distribution
+$67.77
November distribution
+$63.98
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Keeping your money safe

Customers trust Lightyear with their money, this is something we take incredibly seriously.
Multi-country regulationGovernment insuranceSafeguarding your assets
Regulated in the UK by the FCA
We’re an appointed representative of RiskSave Technologies Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 775330).
Regulated in the EU by EFSA
We’re authorised and regulated by the Estonian Financial Supervision Authority (4.1-1/31) and authorised to operate across the European Union.
Frequently asked

Questions a curious person might ask

Are there fees?

The rate shown (5.37% APY) is what you get after BlackRock and Lightyear fees of 0.25% compounded monthly over a year. The fund’s current 1-day yield is 5.50%.

5.50% - 0.25% fees = 5.25% (5.37% when compounded).

What is a Money Market Fund?

A Money Market Fund is a low-risk investment that aims to give you a slightly higher return than cash. Unlike most funds that invest in bonds or shares, it invests in short-term debt.

This short-term debt is bought from by governments, banks and companies with strong balance sheets and high credit ratings. In exchange, they pay interest to the fund.

Lightyear Savings allows you to invest in Money Market Funds. As with all investments, the value can go up as well as down. The yield generated by these funds changes daily and may also move in an unfavourable direction.

The prospectuses and Key Information Documents of these funds are available in our app and website, and on BlackRock’s website.

Who are BlackRock?

BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager, with over $10 trillion managed for people and businesses across the world.

What countries is Savings available in?

Lightyear Savings is available in Austria, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain and the UK.

It is not currently available in Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Greece, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Slovakia and Slovenia.

How is the APY rate calculated?

APY represents the estimated interest rate you earn over the course of a year, taking into account monthly compounding. Currently, we don’t offer automatic reinvestments, but keep your eyes peeled because this will follow in the coming weeks.

What is the difference between yield for Savings and interest on uninvested cash?

Lightyear Savings allows users to invest in money market funds. On your Lightyear cash balance, you earn interest on your uninvested money. As of 21.05.2024, the USD yield for Savings is 5.38% and interest on uninvested is 4.50%
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