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Provider Rate Min/Max Deposit Opening Account Accessing Account Interest Options Eligibility SG Verdict
Al Rayan Bank
0.70% £500 / No Maximum

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  • Paid Monthly

-       Ltd Company

-       LLP

-       Not for profit

-       Partnership

-       Plc

-       Sole Trader

-       Charities

-       Client Monies

-       Clubs

-       Executors

Al Rayan Bank is a Sharia Bank and operates under Islamic Finance principles.  

The rate offered represents an expected profit rate, rather than a fixed interest rate.  The Bank has always delivered it’s expected profit.

Aldermore
0.50% £1,000 / £1m

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  • Paid Away or Compounded
  • Paid Monthly
  • Paid Annually
  • Paid on monthly or annual anniversary of account opening

- Sole trader

- Partnership

- Limited Partnership

- LLP

- Ltd Company

Peterborough based Aldermore launched in 2009 and look after over £10bn of deposits.  Aldermore were bought by South Africa's FirstRand in 2018.

Buckinghamshire Building Society
0.40% £5,000 / £500,000

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

- Limited Company

- Limited Liability Partnership

- Not for profit organization

- Partnership

- Public Limited Company

- Sole Trader

- Accountants

- Associations

- AVC Trustees

- Charities

- Churches

- Clubs

- Co-operatives

- Embassies

- Estate Agents

- Executors

- Financial Intermediaries

- Friendly Societies

- Pension Fund Managers

- Schools/Colleges

- Scottish Solicitors

- Social Enterprises

- Solicitors

- Trade Union 

This account is quite restrictive as only £20,000 can be withdrawn per calendar year by a maximum of two withdrawals without notice or penalty.  After this, no further withdrawals are permitted until 1st January the following year.  A third withdrawal results in automatic closure of the account.

There is a local version of this account, which pays a very attractive 0.90%, but this is only available for Buckinghamshire based businesses.

Kent Reliance
0.50% £1,000 / £1m

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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

- Maximum of 3 Directors who are also major (25%+) shareholders

 

- Ltd companies only

This rate was introduced on 19th June 2020, having been held at 0.90% since 2017.

Kent Reliance are part of One Savings Bank, which has recently completed a merger with Charter Court Financial Services (which includes Charter Savings Bank) and now looks after combined savings balances of £16.3bn.

Monmouthshire Building Society
0.50% £1,000 / £5m

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  • Paid Annually
  • Annual interest paid 31st March
  • Added to the account

-       Limited Company

-       Accountants

-       Estate Agents

-       Schools/Colleges

-       Solicitors

-       Must be UK registered business

-       Maximum of 4 signatories

 

Monmouthshire Building Society is based in Newport and was founded in 1869.  It looks after £818m of savers deposits

Saffron Building Society
0.45% £10,000 / £500,000

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  • Paid Annually
  • Paid 31st December
  • Paid Compounded

-       Ltd Company

-       Limited Partnership

-       LLP

-       Charity

-    Must have UK business current account

-    All signatories must be UK resident taxpayers

Very competitive rate from Essex based Saffron, who look after £850m of savings and are one of the top 20 building societies, by size, in the UK

Shawbrook Bank
0.50% £1,000 / £1,000,000

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  • Paid Annually
  • Paid 31st December

-       Limited Company

-       Limited Liability Partnership

-       Partnership

-       Sole Trader

-       Must be UK registered business

Essex based Shawbrook launched in 2011 but didn’t launch this first business easy access account until November 2019.  It went straight to the top of our best buy tables, and stayed there, until pipped by Saffron in April 2020.

TSB
0.50% £5,000 / £5m

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  • Paid Monthly

-       Ltd Company

-       LLP

-       Not for profit

-       Partnership

-       Plc

-       Sole Trader

-       Maximum turnover of business is £2m

 

TSB was relaunched in 2013 as part of a separation of part of the Lloyds Banking Group. Since June 2015, it has been part of Spanish Banking Group Sabadell and has around 500 branches across the UK

Virgin Money
0.40% £1,000 / £1m

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  • Paid Monthly
  • Paid Annually
  • Monthly Interest Paid on the 10th of the Month

- Sole trader
- Partnership
- LLP
- Ltd Company
- Plc

Must be UK registered business.

Directors and owners must be UK resident    

Virgin Money entered the business savings market in January 2018, and launched a best buy rate in May 2018.  They've historically been very competitive however they cut their rate to 0.40% in April 2020.

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