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Provider Rate Min/Max Deposit Opening Account Accessing Account Interest Options ISA Information ISA Access SG Verdict
Charter Savings Bank
2.30% £5,000 / £1.5m

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

- Transfers in accepted from: Cash ISAs, Stocks & Shares ISAs

- Split ISA Allowance permitted

- This ISA is not flexible and you are not able to re-deposit withdrawn funds if the re-deposit amount takes you above the maximum annual subscription limit in the tax year.

- Additional permitted ISA subscriptions are not accepted

Withdrawals and additions permitted

Wolverhampton based Charter Savings is part of Chartercourt Financial Services, which launched in 2015, and has recently merged with One Savings Bank, which has a combined £16.3bn of savings balances

Coventry Building Society - Six Access
2.25% £1 / No Maximum

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  • Paid On Maturity

- Transfers in accepted from: Cash ISAs, Stocks & Shares ISAs, Lifetime ISAs and Help to Buy ISAs

- This ISA is flexible and you be able to re-deposit withdrawn funds if the re-deposit amount takes you above the maximum annual subscription limit in the tax year.

- Additional permitted ISA subscriptions are not accepted

Six withdrawals are permitted each year without penalty but, from the 7th withdrawal onwards, a charge of 50 days interest will be applied.  

Each 'year' starts from the anniversary of opening the account.

 

Competitive rate from Coventry Building Society which is the 2nd largest building society in the UK looking after £38.2bn of deposits

Cynergy
2.50% £1 / No max

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  • Paid Annually
  • Added to the account
  • Paid 31st March

- Transfers in accepted from: Cash ISAsonly

- This ISA is not flexible and you are not able to re-deposit withdrawn funds if the re-deposit amount takes you above the maximum annual subscription limit in the tax year.

- Additional permitted ISA subscriptions are not accepted

Withdrawals and additions are permitted

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

FCE Bank
1.90% £1 / £2m

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

- Transfers in accepted from: Cash ISAs, Stocks & Shares ISAs, Lifetime ISAs and Help To Buy ISAs

- This ISA flexible and it is possible to split your allowance.

- Additional permitted ISA subscriptions are not accepted.

Additions and withdrawals permitted without penalty

Essex based Ford Money launched in April 2017.  They have consistently offered competitive ISA rates since.

Kent Reliance
2.43% £1,000 / No maximum

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  • Paid Monthly
  • Paid Annually
  • Monthly interest paid on the last working day of the month Annual interest paid on 5th April

- Transfers in accepted from: Cash ISAs, Stocks & Shares ISAs, Lifetime ISAs and Help to Buy ISAs

- Split ISA allowance is permitted

- This ISA is not flexible and you are not able to re-deposit withdrawn funds if the re-deposit amount takes you above the maximum annual subscription limit in the tax year.

- Additional permitted ISA subscriptions are not accepted

Withdrawals and additions allowed

This is a limited edition account and can be withdrawn at any time.  We recommend savers move quickly if they want to secure this rate!

Kent Reliance are part of One Savings Bank, which is listed on the FTSE 250.  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 £16.3bn

Marcus
2.25% £1 / £20,000

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  • Paid Monthly
  • Paid Compounded

- Transfers in not accepted

- This ISA is not flexible

- Additional permitted ISA subscriptions are not accepted

Withdrawals and additions are permitted

Marcus launched in September 2018 and is part of US bank Goldman Sachs

Nationwide - Triple Access
2.50% £1 / No max

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  • Paid on Anniversary
  • Paid Annually
  • Added to the account

- Transfers in accepted from: Cash ISAs, Stocks & Shares ISAs

- Split ISA allowance permitted

- This ISA is flexible

- Additional permitted ISA subscriptions are not accepted

Addditions are permitted but rate drops to 0.01% if more than three withdrawals are made during the 12 month term

Nationwide are the largest building society and one of the top seven savings providers in the UK by value of deposits managed

Newcastle Building Society
2.00% £1 / £250,000

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

- Transfers in accepted from: Cash ISAs, Stocks & Shares ISAs, and Help to buy ISAs

- This ISA is flexible and you are able to re-deposit withdrawn funds if the re-deposit amount takes you above the maximum annual subscription limit in the tax year.

- Additional permitted ISA subscriptions are not accepted

Withdrawals are permitted but the interest rate drops to 0.75% if more than three withdrawals are made in a year

Newcastle is the eighth largest building society in the UK, looking after £3.4bn of savings

OakNorth Bank
2.00% £1,000 / £500,000

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  • Paid Monthly
  • Added to the account
  • Paid 1st of the month

- Transfers in accepted from: Cash ISAs

- Split ISA Allowance not permitted

- This ISA is not flexible and you are not able to re-deposit withdrawn funds if the re-deposit amount takes you above the maximum annual subscription limit in the tax year.

- Additional permitted ISA subscriptions are not accepted

Additions and withdrawals permitted

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

Paragon Bank - Triple Access
2.30% £1 / £500,000

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

- Transfers in accepted from: Cash ISAs, Stocks & Shares ISAs

- Split ISA allowance

- This ISA is flexible

- Additional permitted ISA subscriptions are not accepted

Addditions are permitted but rate drops to 0.25% if more than three withdrawals are made within a 12 month period.

Birmingham based Paragon launched in 2014 and now look after £9.3bn of savings.

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

Principality Building Society
2.50% (includes 0.40% bonus for 12 months) £1 / £20,000

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  • Paid Annually
  • Added to the account
  • Paid 6th April

- Transfers in accepted from: Cash ISAs, Stocks & Shares ISAs

- This ISA is flexible and you are able to re-deposit withdrawn funds if the re-deposit amount takes you above the maximum annual subscription limit in the tax year.

- Additional permitted ISA subscriptions are not accepted

- Withdrawals and further additions are permitted

Principality is the 6th largest building society in the UK, looking after £7.6bn of savings

Saga
2.25% £1 / £20,000

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  • Paid Monthly
  • Paid Compounded

- Transfers in not accepted

- This ISA is not flexible

- Additional permitted ISA subscriptions are not accepted

Withdrawals and additions are permitted

Saga savings relaunched in October and is now part of Marcus by Goldman Sachs which has over 700,000 customers in the UK with £21bn of balances

Scottish Building Society
2.50% £1 / No maximum

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

- Transfers in accepted from: Cash ISAs, Stocks & Shares ISAs

- Split ISA allowance is not permitted

- This ISA is not flexible and you are not able to re-deposit withdrawn funds if the re-deposit amount takes you above the maximum annual subscription limit in the tax year.

- Additional permitted ISA subscriptions are not accepted

Withdrawals and additions allowed

Scottish Building Society is Scotland's only independent building society and started life in 1848.  They have branches in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Iverness, Troon and Galashiels and look after £380m of savings. 

Accounts are open to UK residents.

Teachers Building Society
2.35% £100 / No maximum

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  • Paid Annually
  • Added to the account
  • Paid 5th April

- Transfers in accepted from: Cash ISAs and Stocks & Shares ISAs

- This ISA is not flexible and you are not able to re-deposit withdrawn funds if the re-deposit amount takes you above the maximum annual subscription limit in the tax year.

- Additional permitted ISA subscriptions are not accepted

Withdrawals and additions are permitted

Teachers is based in Bournemouth and was founded in 1966 to help teachers get on to the property ladder.  It is one of the UK's smallest building societies and looks after £274m of savings.

Teachers and education professionals can get a higher rate of 2.40% for this account.

Virgin Money
3.00% £1 / £2m

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  • Paid Away or Compounded
  • Paid Monthly
  • Paid Annually
  • Annual interest paid 5th August
  • Monthly interest paid the last day of the month

- Transfers in accepted from: Cash ISAs, Stocks & Shares ISAs

- This ISA is not flexible and you are not able to re-deposit withdrawn funds if the re-deposit amount takes you above the maximum annual subscription limit in the tax year.

- Additional permitted ISA subscriptions are not accepted

Withdrawals are permitted but only three withdrawals per calendar year.  Once three withdrawals have been made, the rate falls to 0.75%

Further additions are allowed.

This account is open to existing Virgin Money current account customers but it is possible to open a current account, or switch to Virgin, to secure this rate.

Virgin Money is the brand name of the Clydesdale & Yorkshire Bank Group, following their £1.7bn takeover of Virgin Money.  The combined banking group looks after £58.7bn of savings.

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