5 Year Fixed

Provider Rate Min/Max Deposit Opening Account Accessing Account Interest Options SG Verdict
Atom Bank
2.70% £50 / £100,000

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

  • 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 Bank
2.70% £10,000 / £2,000,000

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

  • Paid Annually
  • Paid Away

This account pays expected profit, rather than interest, to meet Sharia law requirements.  This and their high minimum balance level may make this account less attractive to savers   

Gatehouse
2.68% £10,000 / £1,000,000

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

  • Anniversary
  • Paid Annually
  • Paid Away

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

Hodge Bank
2.50% £1,000 / £1,000,000

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

  • 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 under £1bn of deposits.

Ikano Bank
2.62% £1,000 / £1,000,000

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

  • Anniversary
  • Paid Away or Compounded

Joint best rate of 2018 so far!

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.

Paragon Bank
2.66% £1,000 / £100,000

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

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

Competitive rate from Birmingham based Paragon who now have over £4bn of savings deposits.    

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