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18 Month Fixed

Provider Rate Min/Max Deposit Opening Account Accessing Account Interest Options SG Verdict
Al Rayan Bank
1.41% £1,000 / No Maximum

Branch
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Branch
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  • 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 

BLME
1.65% £1,000 / £1,000,000

Branch
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Branch
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  • Paid Annually
  • Paid Away

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

Charter Savings Bank
1.59% £5,000 / £1,000,000

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

Wolverhampton based Charter Savings is part of Chartercourt Financial Services.  Charter Savings launched in 2015.

It has grown to hold over £5bn of savers money since launch

Hampshire Trust Bank
1.60% £1,000 / £250,000

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  • Anniversary
  • Paid Away or Compounded
  • Paid Annually
London based Hampshire Trust Bank launched in 1977 but  was acquired by a new management team in 2014.
 
HTB look after around approximately £700m of deposits
 
While Hampshire Trust normally allow account opening by post, this has been suspended in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak
Investec
1.60% £25,000 / £1,000,000

Branch
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Branch
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  • Anniversary
  • Paid Monthly
  • Paid Annually
  • Paid Away

The minimum investment of £25,000 may limit interest for some savers on this product.

Metro Bank
1.25% £500 / £2,000,000

Branch
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Branch
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  • Paid Monthly
  • Paid Annually

Metro Bank has 60 branches across the UK and has grown its customer deposits to £14.8bn, since its launch in 2008    

OakNorth Bank
1.42% £1,000 / £250,000

Branch
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Branch
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  • 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

Union Bank of India
1.05% £1,000 / £1,000,000

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Branch
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  • Paid On Maturity

First entry in our 18 month tables from Union Bank of India (UK), which is a subsidiary of Union Bank of India, one of the largest public sector banks in India

Wesleyan Bank
1.60% £1,000 / £250,0000

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Branch
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  • Anniversary

Wesleyan Bank was founded in Birmingham in 1841 and provides financial advice to select professional groups, notably GPs, hospital doctors, dentist, teachers and lawyers.

Wesleyan looks after around £153m of deposits.  Given its size, we don’t expect this rate to last long.

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