Rates on taxable easy-access accounts continue to edge up, with rises from both Shawbrook Bank and AA Savings, where the deposit-taker is Bank of Ireland.
Shawbrook now pays 1.05% and AA savings 1.03% on its Member Saver, open to its four million members.
You can earn 1.06% with Tesco Bank and 1.05% at Bank of Cyprus, but these rates are boosted by a bonus which lasts for 12 months before the rate drops.
RCI Bank still pays the top 1.1%. With this French-owned bank your money is covered up to €100,000 (around £85,000) under the French scheme. With the others, you are covered up to £85,000 by the UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
In the high street, the top rate is 1.05% from Virgin Money Defined Access Saver, which restricts you to making three withdrawals a year. Kent Reliance pays 1% through its limited branch network, while National Counties Building Society Branch Saver 5 pays 0.86% and Coventry Building Society Access Saver 0.85%.
On fixed rate bonds, the top one-year deal comes from Chorley Building Society at 1.58%, while in the high street Virgin Money pays 1.11%. For two years, you can earn 1.76% with Charter Savings Bank or, in the high street, 1.21% from Virgin Money.
For tax-free Cash Isas, Coventry Building Society, Sainsbury’s Bank and Ford Money all pay a leading 0.9%. Virgin Money offers a better deal at 1.01%, but you are restricted to making three withdrawals a year on your account to earn this rate.
Bank of Cyprus pays the best one-year fixed rate at 1.13%, followed by Virgin Money at 1.11%. For two years the best deals come from Paragon Bank at 1.26% and Bank of Cyprus 1.23%.