Savings update: where to find the top Isa deals

21 March 2017
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Savers have just a couple of weeks to use their cash Isa allowance of up to £15,240 this tax year which ends on April 5.

Top rates on easy-access accounts include Virgin Money Defined Access Isa at 1.01% and Coventry Building Society Easy Access Isa at 0.9%. With the Virgin account you can only make three withdrawals a year. 

Family Building Society has launched its Market Tracker Cash Isa at 0.85%. It reviews the rate every three months to pay the average rate on the 20 best variable rate accounts and on April 1 the rate goes up to 0.86%. Skipton Building Society pays 0.9% including a bonus of 0.25% for the first year. 

On one-year fixed rate cash Isas Newcastle Building Society pays 1.2% but the deal in only available from its branches, not online.

Virgin Money pays 1.05%, while Coventry Building Society has a 1.1% deal with the rate fixed until 30 November next year.

For two years, you can earn 1.3% with Newcastle Building Society or 1.26% with Principality Building Society. The top one-year taxable fixed rate bond comes from United Trust Bank at 1.65 %. The next best deal is 1.62% from OakNorth Bank.

In the high street, the best deal comes from the new Newcastle Building Society bond at 1.4%. For two years, you’ll earn 2.1% with Atom Bank, 1.66% from OakNorth Bank and 1.8% from United Trust Bank.

On easy-access accounts internet-based French bank RCI pays a top 1.1% on its Freedom Account. Nottingham Building Society e-Saver Instant 7 pays 1.05%.

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

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