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Provider Rate Min/Max Deposit Opening Account Accessing Account Interest Options SG Verdict
 Hampshire Trust Bank
4.55% £1,000 / £250,000

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  • Paid on Anniversary
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  • Paid Annually

London based Hampshire Trust Bank launched in 1977 but was acquired by a new management team in 2014 and now look after in excess of £1.63bn of deposits.

You can read more about them here

 Investec - Raisin
4.75% £1,000 / £85,000

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  • Paid On Maturity

This product is only available via the Raisin UK platform but comes with a £30 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
4.75% £1,000 / £85,000

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  • Paid On Maturity

This product is only available via the Raisin UK platform but comes with a £30 sign up bonus for Savings Guru customers.  You can find out more about Raisin, and how to claim the sign up bonus here

 Zenith Raisin
4.68% £1,000 / £85,000

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  • Paid Annually
  • Added to the account

This product is only available via the Raisin UK platform but comes with a £30 sign up bonus for Savings Guru customers.  You can find out more about Raisin, and how to claim the sign up bonus here

Cahoot
4.70% £500 / £2m

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  • Paid Away or Compounded
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Cahoot is a division of Santander, which is one of the top seven savings providers, by size, in the UK

Charter Savings Bank
4.61% £5,000 / £1m

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  • Paid on Anniversary
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 Wolverhampton based Charter Savings launched in 2015.

It is now part of One Savings Bank which looks after a combined £16.6bn across its Charter Savings and Kent Reliance savings brands

Cynergy
4.60% £10,000 / £1m

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  • Paid on Anniversary
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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
4.70% £500 / £2,000,000

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  • Paid on Anniversary
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Essex based Ford Money launched in April 2017 and look after approximately £2bn of deposits.

Gatehouse Bank
4.60% £1,000 / £85,000

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  • Paid Annually
  • Paid Away

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

GB Bank
4.70% £1 / £100,000

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  • Paid Annually
  • Paid On Maturity

This fixed rate bond has a fixed maturity of 10th December 2024.

GB Bank was awarded a banking licence (with restrictions) in October 2021 and launched savings on 23rd November 2022.  It is based in Middlesborough and intends to get Britain building by supporting regional SME property developers with development financing.

Kent Reliance
4.55% £1,000 / £1,000,000

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  • Monthly interest paid on the last working day of the month Annual interest paid on 5th April
Kent Reliance is part of One Savings Bank, a FTSE 250 listed company, and has 9 branches in Kent and the South East
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 £16.6bn
RCI Bank
4.50% £1,000 / £1,000,000

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  • Paid on Anniversary
  • Paid Compounded

Part of French car giant Renault, RCI are a UK licensed bank and covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme

You can find out more about them here

Shawbrook Bank
4.60% £1,000 / £2,000,000

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  • Paid on Anniversary
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  • Paid Annually

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

Find out more about them here

Union Bank of India
4.65% £1,000 / £1,000,000

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  • Paid On Maturity

Union Bank of India (UK), which is a subsidiary of Union Bank of India, one of the largest public sector banks in India.

Although Union Bank does finally have an internet application, their UK website is very hard to navigate to find it and it is one of the most difficult applications to complete we've experienced.

Zopa Bank
4.65% £1,000 / £250,000

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  • 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.

You can find out more about them here

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