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Provider Rate Min/Max Deposit Opening Account Accessing Account Interest Options SG Verdict
Aldermore
1.40% £1,000 / £1,000,000

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  • Paid Away or Compounded
  • Paid Monthly
  • Paid Annually

Peterborough based Aldermore launched in 2009 and look after over £10bn of deposits.  Aldermore were bought by South Africa's FirstRand in 2018.

BLME
1.45% £1,000 / £1,000,000

Branch
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Branch
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  • Paid Annually
  • Paid Away

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

Charter Savings Bank
1.35% £5,000 / £1,000,000

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

Wolverhampton based Charter Savings is part of Chartercourt Financial Services.  Charter Savings launched in 2015.

It has grown to hold over £5bn of savers money since launch

Gatehouse Bank
1.35% £1,000 / £85,000

Branch
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Branch
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  • Paid Annually
  • Paid On Maturity
  • Paid Away

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

Hodge Bank
1.30% £1,000 / £1,000,000

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

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

OakNorth Bank
1.34% £1,000 / £250,000

Branch
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Branch
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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.

Savers should note that only one single deposit can be made to fund the account    

Paragon Bank
1.37% £1,000 / £100,000

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

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

SmartSave
1.33% £10,000 / £85,000

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

  • 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

UBL
1.40% £2,000 / £1,000,000

Branch
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Post
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Branch
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  • Anniversary
  • Paid Monthly
  • Paid Annually

United Bank UK 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
1.35% £5,000 / £1,000,000

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Branch
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  • Paid Away or Compounded
  • Paid Annually

Competitive rate from London based specialist lender United Trust.    

Savers should note that, while this account can be opened online, it can only be managed by post or at UTB’s branch in Moorgate, London

Zopa Bank
1.34% £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.

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