Abbey's latest forays into the savings market are good news for those of you struggling to find a home for your money. The eSaver Direct (Issue 2) is an instant access internet operated account requiring a minimum investment of £1. A rate of 3.00% yearly means it sits comfortably in the top five internet accounts available. However, it does include a 1.25% bonus for the first 12 months, making it essential to review your options once a year is up. Access to your funds is allowed but a lower rate of 0.10% is paid for any month in which a withdrawal is made. The Instant Access Saver (Issue 3) is a branch and telephone operated account that requires a minimum £1K investment. It also pays 3.00% yearly but includes a 1.50% bonus for 12 months, again making a review of the market sensible once a year has elapsed. As its name suggests, access to your funds is instant, although if the balance in the account falls below £1K, a reduced rate of interest of 0.10% applies. Both of these products have been rewarded with four out of five Moneyfacts stars.
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