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Provider Rate Min/Max Deposit Opening Account Accessing Account Interest Options SG Verdict
Al Rayan Bank
4.75% £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

 Aldermore
4.70% £1,000 / £1,000,000

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

Peterborough based Aldermore launched in 2009 and look after over £13.1bn of deposits.

You can find out more about them here

 Hampshire Trust Bank
5.00% £1,000 / £250,000

Branch
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Branch
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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

 HL Active Savings - Close
4.95% £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.

 HL Active Savings - Emirates
4.79% £1,000 / £1m

Branch
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  • Paid on maturity
  • annually or compounded

This product is provided by Emirates NBD Bank 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

Atom Bank
5.00% £50 / £100,000

Branch
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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
4.75% £5,000 / £1m

Branch
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Branch
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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

BLME
4.75% £1,000 / £1,000,000

Branch
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Branch
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  • Paid Away or Compounded
  • Paid On Maturity

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

You can find out more about them here

Close Brothers
4.95% £10,000 / £2,000,000

Branch
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Branch
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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

Branch
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Branch
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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

DF Capital - new
4.96% £1,000 / £250,000

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Branch
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  • Paid On Maturity

DF Capital are a specialist commercial bank, based in the UK, lending to Small & Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the UK.  They were authorised as a bank in September 2020.

You can find out more about them here

Furness Building Society
4.75% £1,000 / £500,000

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

Furness Building Society is based in Barrow-in-Furness and was founded in 1865.  It looks after £920m of savers deposits.

Hodge Bank
5.00% £1,000 / £1m

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Branch
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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.    

Investec
4.75% £5,000 / £250,000

Branch
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Branch
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  • Paid Annually
  • Paid Away

Competitive rate from Investec who are one of the top 10 banks in the UK by size.

RCI Bank
4.70% £1,000 / £1,000,000

Branch
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Telephone

Branch
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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

SmartSave
4.97% £10,000 / £85,000

Branch
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Branch
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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
4.95% £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.

Zenith Bank
4.90% £2,000 / £2,000,000

Branch
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Branch
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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

Branch
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Branch
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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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