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Provider Rate Min/Max Deposit Opening Account Accessing Account Interest Options SG Verdict
Al Rayan Bank
0.55% £5,000 / No Maximum

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

  • 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
0.62% £50 / £100,000

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

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

Durham based Atom Bank has attracted over 20,000 customers and £1.5bn of savings since its launch in April 2016.

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

BLME
0.60% £1,000 / £1,000,000

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

  • Paid On Maturity
  • Paid Away

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

Gatehouse Bank
0.55% £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.  

Oxbury Bank
0.53% £1,000 / £500,000

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

  • 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

Paragon Bank
0.55% £1,000 / £100,000

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

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

Competitive rate from Birmingham based Paragon who now have over £7.8bn of savings deposits. 

Shawbrook Bank
0.60% £1,000 / £2,000,000

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

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

Very competitive rate from Essex based Shawbrook, who launched in 2011 and look after over £7bn of deposits

United Trust Bank
0.55% £5,000 / £1,000,000

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

  • Paid Away or Compounded
  • Paid Annually

Competitive rate from London based specialist lender United Trust.  

Savers should note that, while this account can be opened online, it can only be managed by post or at UTB’s branch in Moorgate, London

Zenith Bank
0.55% £2,000 / £2,000,000

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

  • Paid Annually
  • Paid Compounded

Zenith Bank UK is a subsidiary of Zenith Bank Plc, one of Nigeria’s leading banks.

Savers should note that, while this account can be opened online, it can only be managed by post

Zopa Bank
0.56% £1,000 / £250,000

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

  • 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.

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