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Product Focus: Online Savings Accounts

Product Focus: Online Savings Accounts

Category: Savings

Updated: 22/01/2010
First Published: 28/07/2009

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Online banking's popularity is continually rising, as it enables consumers to access and operate their accounts when and wherever they like.

Most providers offer a range of products dedicated to savers who prefer to manage their funds via the internet. None of the following deals have a notice period for accessing funds or offer bonuses.

Newcastle Online Saver – Newcastle Building Society

This reasonably recent addition to Newcastle Building Society's savings range pays a variable rate of 2.50 per cent. A monthly interest option is available at a slightly lower rate of 2.25 per cent. Investment amounts range from £1 (£1000 for the monthly interest option) to £500,000. Transactions must be made by BACS via a nominated account. Savers must be over 18 to operate this account. This account matures on 30 June 2011.

Barnsley Building Society – Online Saver

This deal also pays a variable rate of 2.50 per cent, although the monthly interest option rate is 2.47 per cent. Investments for this account range vastly, from £1 to £1 million, for those aged over 16. Withdrawals must be made by BACS payment to a nominated account. Further additions are allowed either by BACS payment or debit card.

Saffron Building Society – Online Goal Saver

The Online Goal Saver account pays a variable rate of 2.30 per cent. When opening the account, savers must nominate a 'goal' for which they are savings towards. Each time a new 'goal' is nominated, a separate Goal Saver account is opened. Investments range from £10 up to £2 million and a minimum balance of £10 must be maintained whilst the account is opened. Transfers can be made to up to five nominated account by BACS payment, direct debit or standing order.

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