Tesco Bank has given selected savings accounts a welcome rate boost of up to 0.60%, catapulting an easy access account and a two-year fixed deal into the Moneyfacts charts.
Internet Saver now pays a joint market-leading rate of 1.35% yearly, including a 12-month bonus of 0.60%, which enables it to sit right at the top of its sector. Meanwhile, the two-year Fixed Rate Saver pays a top-10 rate of 2.00% yearly (1.98% monthly).
Internet Saver must be opened and operated online with an initial deposit of just £1. Further additions are welcomed and unlimited, penalty-free withdrawals can be made without notice. Savers should note that interest must be compounded and that access must be made via a nominated account.
The fixed rate deal can be opened and managed by phone and online with a minimum investment of £2,000. Further additions, withdrawals and early access are not permitted, so savers must ensure that they are comfortable with the amount they invest and the length of the term. Interest must be paid away.
The rate boost to both of these accounts has enhanced their competitiveness, with the Internet Saver proving to be particularly attractive. This easy access account, which now sits right at the very top of its sector, boasts an appealing rate as well as the flexibility of allowing further additions and penalty-free withdrawals. However, savers must remember that the headline rate includes a 12-month bonus, which means a review of the account's competitiveness in a year's time is a must.
Moneyfacts rating: Excellent
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