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Provider Rate Min/Max Deposit Opening Account Accessing Account Interest Options SG Verdict
Al Rayan Bank
1.45% £5,000 / No Maximum

Branch
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Branch
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  • Paid on Anniversary
  • Paid Away or Compounded
  • Paid Quarterly

This account pays expected profit, rather than interest, to meet Sharia law requirements.  Those savers comfortable with this are likely to be attracted by the rate and variety of channels to open and manage their account  

Atom Bank
1.22% £50 / £100,000

Branch
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Branch
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  • Paid on Anniversary
  • Paid Away or Compounded
  • Paid Monthly
  • Paid Annually

Durham based Atom Bank has attracted over £2bn of savings since its launch in April 2016.

Savers can only access Atom’s products via their mobile app

You can find out more about them here

BLME
1.35% £1,000 / £1,000,000

Branch
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Internet
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Branch
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  • Paid On Maturity
  • Paid Away

This account pays expected profit, rather than interest, to meet Sharia law requirements.  

You can find out more about them here

Charter Savings Bank
1.27% £5,000 / £1m

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
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  • Paid on Anniversary
  • Paid Away or Compounded
  • Paid Monthly
  • Paid Annually

Wolverhampton based Charter Savings launched in 2015.

It is now part of One Savings Bank which looks after a combined £16.6bn across its Charter Savings and Kent Reliance savings brands

Ford Money
1.25% £500 / £2,000,000

Branch
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Branch
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  • Paid on Anniversary
  • Paid Away or Compounded
  • Paid Monthly
  • Paid Annually

Essex based Ford Money’s launched in April 2017.  Their fixed rate bonds tend not to be available for long so move quickly if this rate appeals.

Gatehouse Bank
1.51% £1,000 / £85,000

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

  • Paid Annually
  • Paid On Maturity
  • Paid Away

This account pays expected profit, rather than interest, to meet Sharia law requirements.  

Investec
1.33% £5,000 / £250,000

Branch
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Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
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  • Paid on Anniversary
  • Paid Monthly
  • Paid Annually
  • Paid Away
 A highly competitive rate from Investec
OakNorth Bank
1.23% £1,000 / £250,000

Branch
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Internet
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Telephone

Branch
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Telephone

  • Paid Annually
  • Paid On Maturity

OakNorth launched in 2015 and offers debt and property finance to UK small and medium size enterprises.

OakNorth change their rates frequently so move quickly if this rate appeals

You can find out more about them here

Oxbury Bank
1.30% £1,000 / £500,000

Branch
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Branch
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  • Paid Annually
  • Paid On Maturity
  • Paid Compounded

Oxbury is a specialist agricultural bank, focused on lending to UK farms.  It got its banking licence in 2020 and launched savings accounts in February 2021.

Savers will need a smartphone to download the Oxbury Banking App as part of the security measures to access their online account

You can find out more about them here

Zopa Bank
1.30% £1,000 / £250,000

Branch
App
Internet
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Telephone

Branch
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  • Paid Monthly
  • Paid Compounded

Zopa started life as a peer to peer lending business in 2005 but became a licensed bank in 2019 and launched their first savings accounts in August 2020.

You can find out more about them here

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