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Bringing savers all the latest savings news, key developments in the market and speaking to the leading figures in the savings world.

  1. Show Notes


    In the third episode of the Savings Guru Podcast, James talks to Marklew Rice, Head of Product Management at Al Rayan Bank about Sharia banking, interest rates vs expected profit rates, and attracting non-Muslim customers.


    00:40 How Al Rayan Bank got started in the UK.

    02:00 The difference between interest and expected profit rates.

    05:30 Why Al Rayan launched an easy access product.

    07:25 Why Al Rayan chose to have branches as well as online banks.

    09:40 Is attracting non-Muslim customers a challenge?

    13:25 What would Mark do if he were Chancellor of the Exchequer for a day?

    18:20 What changes are likely in the market?


    To find out more about Al Rayan Bank, go to https://www.alrayanbank.co.uk/


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    In the second episode of the Savings Guru Podcast, James talks to Avinash Rajan, founder and CEO of Offspring about why Offspring is needed, how it works, and the challenges of setting it up.


    00:15 An introduction to Offspring

    01:42 Why has nobody done this before?

    05:35 How has the banking community reacted to Offspring?

    08:00 A few stats about Offspring savers.

    10:00 What kinds of accounts does Offspring work with?

    12:35 What was the biggest challenge in setting up Offspring?

    15:05 What would Avinash do if he were Chancellor of the Exchequer for a day?

    18:10 What changes does Avinash predict for the savings market?



    To find out more about Offspring, go to http://www.offspringsavings.com


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    In the first episode of the brand new Savings Guru Podcast, James talks to Kevin Mountford, co-founder and CEO of Raisin UK about how the company got started, how they balance working with banks and consumers, and what changes Kevin predicts for the market.


    00:14 The origins of Raisin UK

    02:09 Why Raisin came to the UK

    06:06 How do Raisin manage working with both banks and consumers?

    08:20 Why aren’t more platforms offering this service?

    14:28 Kevin’s opinion on the FCA’s single easy access rate.

    18:17 What would Kevin do if he were Chancellor of the Exchequer for a day?

    21:09 What other services are Raisin UK planning on introducing?

    23:35 What changes are likely in the market?


    To find out more about Raisin UK, go to https://www.raisin.co.uk/


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