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Provider Rate Min/Max Deposit Opening Account Accessing Account Interest Options SG Verdict
Al Rayan Bank
4.92% £5,000 / No Maximum

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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 variety of channels to open and manage their account

 Al Rayan Bank - Raisin
4.92% £1,000 / £85,000

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  • Paid On Maturity

Savers who sign up for this account by midday on 30th June, and fund it with at least £10,000 by 15th July, will receive a £50 cash bonus if they sign up via this link

This product is only available via the Raisin UK savings platform. You can find out more about Raisin here

 HL Active Savings - Close
5.00% £1,000 / £1m

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  • Paid on maturity
  • annually or compounded

This product is provided by Close Brothers on Active Savings, which is a savings platform provided by investment giant Hargreaves Lansdown, offering savers access to a range of products from its partner banks and building societies.

 isbank Raisin
4.75% £1,000 / £85,000

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  • Paid Annually
  • Added to the account

Savers who sign up for this account by midday on 30th June, and fund it with at least £10,000 by 15th July, will receive a £50 cash bonus if they sign up via this link

This product is only available via the Raisin UK savings platform. You can find out more about Raisin here

 Zenith Raisin
4.90% £1,000 / £85,000

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  • Paid Annually
  • Added to the account

Savers who sign up for this account by midday on 30th June, and fund it with at least £10,000 by 15th July, will receive a £50 cash bonus if they sign up via this link

This product is only available via the Raisin UK savings platform. You can find out more about Raisin here

Atom Bank
5.00% £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 £3.2bn 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

A| United Trust Bank
4.80% £5,000 / £1m

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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

Close Brothers
5.00% £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
4.75% £10,000 / £1m

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  • Paid on Anniversary
  • Paid Annually
  • Added to the account

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
4.75% £500 / £2,000,000

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

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

Hodge Bank
4.97% £1,000 / £1m

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  • Paid Away or Compounded
  • Paid Monthly
  • Paid Annually
  • Annual interest paid 31st March

Hodge bank is based in South Wales and was authorised in 1987. It looks after just over £1bn of deposits.    

RCI Bank
5.00% £1,000 / £1,000,000

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

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
4.95% £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

SmartSave
5.06% £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

Union Bank of India
4.90% £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.

Vanquis Bank
5.06% £1,000 / £250,000

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

Vanquis Bank is part of the Provident Financial Group, which was founded in 2002 and looks after £1.68bn of deposits.

You can find out more about Vanquis in our banking directory here

Zenith Bank
4.90% £2,000 / £2,000,000

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  • Paid on Anniversary
  • 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
4.76% £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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