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18 Month Fixed

Provider Rate Min/Max Deposit Opening Account Accessing Account Interest Options SG Verdict
Al Rayan Bank
2.42% £5,000 / No Maximum

Branch
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Branch
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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 rate and variety of channels to open and manage their account

 Brown Shipley - Raisin
2.20% £1,000 / £85,000

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  • Paid On Maturity

Founded in 1810, Brown Shipley is a UK authorised private bank with over 200 years of experience, and is regulated by both the PRA and FCA.  It is headquartered in London with offices in seven other UK cities, offering fully integrated wealth planning, investment management and banking services.

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

 FCMB Raisin
2.10% £1,000 / £85,000

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Branch
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  • Paid Annually
  • Paid Compounded

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
2.30% £1,000 / £85,000

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
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Telephone

  • 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

 QIB - Raisin
2.30% £1,000 / £85,000

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
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Telephone

  • 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

BLME
2.25% £1,000 / £1,000,000

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
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Post
Telephone

  • Paid Annually
  • Paid Away

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

You can find out more about them here

Gatehouse Bank
2.30% £1,000 / £85,000

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
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Post
Telephone

  • Paid Annually
  • Paid On Maturity
  • Paid Away

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

OakNorth Bank
2.10% £1,000 / £250,000

Branch
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Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
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Telephone

  • 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

You can find out more about them here

Oxbury Bank
2.30% £1,000 / £500,000

Branch
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Telephone

Branch
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Telephone

  • Paid on Anniversary
  • Paid Annually
  • 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

You can find out more about them here

Paragon Bank
2.20% £1,000 / £100,000

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Internet
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Telephone

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

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

PCF Bank
2.00% £1,000 / £85,000

Branch
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Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
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Post
Telephone

  • Paid on Anniversary
  • Paid Annually
  • Paid On Maturity
  • Paid Away

PCF Bank launched in 2017 and look after around £400m of deposits.

You can find out more about them here

Shawbrook Bank
2.30% £1,000 / £2,000,000

Branch
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Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
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Telephone

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

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

Find out more about them here

Tesco Bank
2.15% £2,000 / £5,000,000

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Telephone

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

Glasgow based Tesco Bank’s rarely appear in our best buy tables for 2019.  

Although this account can be applied for online, it can only be managed by telephone.

Union Bank of India
1.45% £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

United Trust Bank
2.35% £5,000 / £1,000,000

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Telephone

Branch
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  • Paid Away or Compounded
  • Paid Annually

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

Find out more about them here

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