Savings update: The five top paying easy-access savings accounts

The best piggy

Rates for savers continue to fall on both easy-access and fixed rate accounts.

The top easy-access account comes from French-owned RCI Bank at 1.2% before tax (0.96% after tax).

In the high street, the best you can do is 1% (0.8%) with Virgin Money Manchester United Red Devils account. It is also available online along with Shawbrook Bank Easy Access, Skipton E-Saver and Aldermore Easy Access which all pay 1 per cent (0.8%).

On fixed rate bonds the best deals include 1.38% (1.1%) for one year or 1.46% (1.1%) for 18 months from Charter Savings Bank.


On tax-free cash Isas Coventry BS pays 1.1% and Family Building Society 1.09% on their easy-access accounts 

The best fixed rates include 1.1% for one year from Aldermore Bank, Shawbrook Bank and Kent Reliance. For two years Newcastle Building Society along with Aldermore and Shawbrook pay 1.2%.

This story was originally written for our sister magazine, Money Observer.

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