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Provider Rate Min/Max Deposit Opening Account Accessing Account Interest Options SG Verdict
Al Rayan Bank
1.16% £5,000 / No Maximum

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  • 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

Arbuthnot Direct
1.00% £10,000 / £250,000

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  • Anniversary
  • Paid Annually
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Arbuthnot Direct is part of private bank Arbuthnot Latham and launched in February 2019.

It has a quick application process and a 14 day cooling period.

BLME
1.20% £1,000 / £1,000,000

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  • Paid Away or Compounded
  • Paid On Maturity

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

Close Brothers
0.95% £10,000 / £2,000,000

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  • Paid Annually
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Close Bank have been trading since 1878 and are a FTSE 250 listed company.

Gatehouse Bank
0.90% £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.  

Ikano Bank
1.01% £1,000 / £1,000,000

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  • Anniversary
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Ikano Bank is owned by the Kamprad family who founded Ikea.  

Ikano tend to be more competitive for longer term fixed rate bonds.

Deposits are protected by the Swedish Deposit Insurance Scheme up to £85,000.

JN Bank
1.00% £1,000 / £250,000

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  • Paid Annually
  • Added to the account

JN Bank are the first Carribean bank to be authorised in the UK and launched on 8th October 2020.

OakNorth Bank
0.95% £1,000 / £250,000

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  • 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

Paragon Bank
0.90% £1,000 / £100,000

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  • Paid Away or Compounded
  • Paid Monthly
  • Paid Annually

Birmingham based Paragon launched in 2014 and now look after over £6bn of savings

Scottish Building Society
1.00% £500 / £1m

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

Scottish Building Society is Scotland's only independent building society and started life in 1848.  They have branches in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Iverness, Troon and Galashiels and look after £380m of savings. 

Accounts are open to UK residents.

Tandem Bank
0.95% £1,000 / £2,500,000

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  • Anniversary
  • Paid Annually
  • Paid Away

Tandem Bank acquired Harrods Bank in January 2018.

The bond only allows one payment in to fund the account and cannot be managed online.  These factors may limit the attractiveness for savers

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