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Provider Rate Min/Max Deposit Opening Account Accessing Account Interest Options SG Verdict
Atom Bank
0.78% £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

BLME
0.80% £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. 

Charter Savings Bank
0.71% £5,000 / £1,000,000

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

Wolverhampton based Charter Savings is part of Chartercourt Financial Services, which launched in 2015, and has recently merged with One Savings Bank, which has a combined £16.3bn of savings balances

DF Capital
0.76% £1,000 / £85,000

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  • Paid On Maturity

The best rate in the market but DF is a small bank and won't need huge inflows.  Given this, we don't expect this rate to last long so move quickly if it appeals!

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.

DF Capital don't have internet banking yet so this account is operated and accessed via a secure email messaging service.

Ford Money
0.70% £500 / £2,000,000

Branch
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Branch
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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.

Hampshire Trust Bank
0.70% £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.

HTB look after around approximately £700m of deposits

While Hampshire Trust normally allow account opening by post, this has been suspended in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak

Oxbury Bank
0.70% £1,000 / £500,000

Branch
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Branch
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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

Paragon Bank
0.70% £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 over £7.8bn of savings

Shawbrook Bank
0.76% £1,000 / £2,000,000

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

Competitive rate from Essex based Shawbrook, who launched in 2011 and look after over £7.5bn of deposits

UBL
0.70% £2,000 / £1,000,000

Branch
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Branch
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  • Paid on Anniversary
  • Paid Monthly
  • Paid Annually
  • Paid Away

First ever appearance in our 2 year tables for United Bank UK, which was formed in 2001 from the merger of two Pakistani banks.

It has branches in Ilford, Bradford, Birmingham, Glasgow Manchester and London

United Trust Bank
0.75% £5,000 / £1,000,000

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  • Paid On Maturity

London based specialist lender United Trust has a single branch in Moorgate and allows 14 days to fund the account.

Zenith Bank
0.70% £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
0.79% £1,000 / £250,000

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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.

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