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Provider Rate Min/Max Deposit Opening Account Accessing Account Interest Options SG Verdict
Atom Bank
1.26% £50 / £100,000

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

  • 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
1.10% £1,000 / £1,000,000

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.    

Charter Savings Bank
1.26% £5,000 / £1,000,000

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

  • 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

Close Brothers
1.15% £10,000 / £2,000,000

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

  • Paid on Anniversary
  • Paid Annually
  • Paid Away

Close has been trading since 1878, is listed on the FTSE 250 and looks after £5.5bn of savings

Gatehouse Bank
1.40% £1,000 / £85,000

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

  • Paid on Anniversary
  • Paid Annually
  • Paid Away

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

Hodge Bank
1.35% £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 over £1bn of deposits.

Ikano Bank
1.21% £1,000 / £1,000,000

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

  • Paid on Anniversary
  • Paid Away or Compounded

Ikano Bank is owned by the Kamprad family who founded Ikea

Oxbury Bank
1.17% £1,000 / £500,000

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

  • 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

Shawbrook Bank
1.31% £1,000 / £2,000,000

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

  • Paid Annually
  • Paid Compounded
  • Paid on monthly or annual anniversary of account opening

Competitive rate from Essex based Shawbrook, who launched in 2011 and look after over £7bn of deposits

UBL
1.10% £2,000 / £1,000,000

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

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

United Bank UK, which was formed in 2001 from the merger of two Pakistani banks, has branches in Ilford, Bradford, Birmingham, Glasgow Manchester and London.

Zopa Bank
1.27% £1,000 / £250,000

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

Branch
App
Internet
Post
Telephone

  • 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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