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Provider Rate Min/Max Deposit Opening Account Accessing Account Interest Options SG Verdict
 Gatehouse Bank - Raisin
4.05% £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

 Hampshire Trust Bank
4.32% £1,000 / £250,000

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  • Paid on 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 and now look after in excess of £1.63bn of deposits.

You can read more about them here

 ICICI - Raisin
4.10% £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

 Investec - Raisin
4.35% £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

 Paragon - Raisin
4.11% £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

 United Trust Bank
4.30% £5,000 / £1,000,000

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  • Paid On Maturity

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

Find out more about them here

Atom Bank
4.20% £50 / £100,000

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  • 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

You can find out more about them here

Close Brothers
4.05% £10,000 / £2,000,000

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  • Paid on Anniversary
  • Paid Annually
  • Paid Away

Close Bank have been trading since 1878, are a FTSE 250 listed company and look after over £6.4bn of savings

You can find out more about them here

Cynergy
4.50% £10,000 / £1m

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  • Paid on Anniversary
  • Paid Annually
  • Paid Away

Cynergy was formerly known as Bank of Cyprus, which has operated in the UK since 1955, and looks after £1.76bn of savings

Gatehouse Bank
4.05% £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.  

Oxbury Bank
4.20% £1,000 / £500,000

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  • 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 abou them here

Paragon Bank
4.11% £1,000 / £100,000

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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

RCI Bank
4.30% £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

Secure Trust Bank
4.55% £1,000 / £1,000,000

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

Birmingham based Secure Trust Bank look after over £2bn of deposits.  Their products tend not to be able for long so move quickly if this rate appeals.

Find out more about them here

Shawbrook Bank
4.40% £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

SmartSave
4.56% £10,000 / £85,000

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  • Paid on Anniversary
  • Paid Annually
  • Paid Compounded

Wrexham based Chetwood Financial got its banking licence at the end of 2018 following a £40m investment from Elliott Advisors.

It lends its money to consumers via ‘dynamic loans’ which adapts the rate as consumer’s credit scores improve

Find out more about them here

Virgin Money
4.27% £1 / £1m

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  • Paid Away or Compounded
  • Paid Monthly
  • Paid Annually
  • Annual interest paid 5th August. Monthly interest paid 7th of each month

Virgin Money is the brand name of the Clydesdale & Yorkshire Bank Group, following their £1.7bn takeover of Virgin Money.  The combined banking group looks after £58.7bn of savings.

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