Some experts have suggested that NS&I will need to launch more attractive savings rates over the coming months to reach the target.
NS&I’s Annual Report & Accounts 2019-20, published in June 2020, stated that NS&I’s £6 billion Net Financing target announced in the March 2020 Budget would be subject to in-year revision.
NS&I says the new target of £35bn may also be subject to further revision during the year, depending on government finance requirements.
In its unaudited figures for the first quarter, April-June 2020-21, published this week NS&I revealed it had delivered £14.5 billion of net financing.
Treasury-backed NS&I serves 25 million savings customers with a variety of savings and investment products including bonds, ISAs and Premium Bonds.