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Provider Rate Min/Max Deposit Opening Account Accessing Account Interest Options SG Verdict
Al Rayan Bank
2.80% £5,000 / No Maximum

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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 variety of channels to open and manage their account

 Gatehouse Bank - Raisin
2.65% £1,000 / £85,000

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  • Paid On Maturity

 This product is only available via the Raisin UK platform but comes with a £25 sign up bonus for Savings Guru customers.  You can find out more about Raisin, and how to claim the sign up bonus here

 Paragon - Raisin
2.55% £1,000 / £85,000

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  • Paid On Maturity

This product is only available via the Raisin UK platform but comes with a £25 sign up bonus for Savings Guru customers.  You can find out more about Raisin, and how to claim the sign up bonus here

 United Trust Bank
2.60% £5,000 / £1,000,000

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  • Paid On Maturity

London based specialist lender United Trust launched in 1955 and look after £1.6bn of savings

Find out more about them here

Charter Savings Bank
2.50% £5,000 / £1m

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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

Close Brothers
2.50% £10,000 / £2,000,000

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  • Paid on Anniversary
  • Paid Annually
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Close Bank have been trading since 1878, are a FTSE 250 listed company and look after over £6.4bn of savings

You can find out more about them here

Cynergy
2.68% £10,000 / £1m

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  • Paid on Anniversary
  • Paid Annually
  • Paid Away

Cynergy was formerly known as Bank of Cyprus, which has operated in the UK since 1955, and looks after £1.76bn of savings

Gatehouse Bank
2.65% £1,000 / £85,000

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  • Paid Annually
  • Paid Away

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

Hodge Bank
2.62% £1,000 / £1m

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  • Paid Away or Compounded
  • Paid Monthly
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  • Annual interest paid 31st March

Hodge bank is based in South Wales and was authorised in 1987. It looks after just over £1bn of deposits.    

Ikano Bank
2.65% £1,000 / £1,000,000

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  • Paid on Anniversary
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Ikano Bank is owned by the Kamprad family who founded Ikea. 

You can find out more about them here

Kent Reliance
2.50% £1,000 / £1,000,000

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  • Paid Away or Compounded
  • Paid Monthly
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  • Monthly interest paid on the last working day of the month Annual interest paid on 5th April
Kent Reliance is part of One Savings Bank, a FTSE 250 listed company, and has 9 branches in Kent and the South East
One Savings Bank has recently completed its merger with Charter Court Financial Services (which includes Charter Savings Bank) and now looks after combined savings balances of £16.6bn
Secure Trust Bank
2.60% £1,000 / £1,000,000

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  • Paid Away or Compounded
  • Paid Annually
  • Paid 31st December

Birmingham based Secure Trust Bank look after over £2bn of deposits.  Their products tend not to be able for long so move quickly if this rate appeals.

Find out more about them here

Shawbrook Bank
2.50% £1,000 / £2,000,000

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  • Paid on Anniversary
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  • Paid Annually

Essex based Shawbrook launched in 2011 and looks after £7.84bn of savings

Find out more about them here

SmartSave
2.51% £10,000 / £85,000

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  • Paid on Anniversary
  • Paid Annually
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Wrexham based Chetwood Financial got its banking licence at the end of 2018 following a £40m investment from Elliott Advisors.

It lends its money to consumers via ‘dynamic loans’ which adapts the rate as consumer’s credit scores improve

Find out more about them here

Tandem Bank
2.55% £1,000 / £2.5m

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  • Paid on Anniversary
  • Paid Annually
  • Paid Away

Tandem Bank acquired Harrods Bank in January 2018.

Vanquis Bank
2.62% £1,000 / £250,000

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

Vanquis Bank is part of the Provident Financial Group, which was founded in 2002 and looks after £1.68bn of deposits.

You can find out more about Vanquis in our banking directory here

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