Derin Clark

Derin Clark

Online Reporter
Published: 14/11/2019

With the news yesterday that inflation dropped to 1.5% in October, savers will be pleased to see that there are now more inflation-beating accounts available on the market. In fact, in November 2018, just 20 savings accounts – all of which were fixed rate bonds – could beat the then inflation rate of 2.4%, whereas today 199 fixed rate bonds, 50 fixed rate ISAs and 18 notice accounts can either match or beat the current inflation rate.

Here we’ve taken a look at the best inflation-beating savings accounts currently available on the market.

The best inflation-beating rate overall

UBL UK currently offers the best inflation-beating rate with its 5 Year Fixed Term Deposit paying 2.47% gross on maturity. This account requires a £2,000 deposit to open and can be opened and managed in branch and by post. There is also a version of this account that pays 2.36% gross on anniversary, as well as a version that pays 2.33% gross monthly.

The best inflation-beating two year bond

The two year bond that currently offers the best inflation-beating rate is Bank of London and The Middle East’s (BLME) Premier Deposit Account. This account pays an expected profit rate of 2.10% gross, which is paid on anniversary. The account requires an opening minimum deposit of £1,000. It must be opened online and then managed by post.

The best inflation-beating one year bond

Savers looking for a one year bond will find that BLME also offers the best inflation-beating rate for this term. The one-year version of its Premier Deposit Account pays an expected profit rate of 1.85% gross on maturity. It requires an opening minimum deposit of £1,000 and can only be opened online and then managed by post.

The best inflation-beating fixed ISA

Those looking for an ISA will find that UBL UK offers the best inflation-beating rate with its 5 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA paying 2.09% gross on maturity. This ISA requires an opening minimum deposit of £2,000 and can be opened in branch or by post before becoming purely postal-operated. There is also a version of this ISA that pays interest on anniversary at 2.01% gross, one paying interest quarterly at 2.00% gross and a version that pays interest monthly at 1.99% gross.

The best inflation-beating two year fixed ISA

Savers wanting a two year fixed ISA will currently get the best rate from Al Rayan Bank’s Fixed Term Deposit Cash ISA. This ISA pays an expected profit rate of 1.80% gross quarterly. It requires an opening minimum deposit of £1,000 and can be both opened and managed online, in branch, by post, by phone and via its mobile app.

The best inflation-beating one year fixed ISA

The best inflation-beating rate available on a one year fixed ISA also comes from Al Rayan Bank. The one-year version of its Fixed Term Deposit Cash ISA pays an expected profit rate of 1.60% gross. It pays profit quarterly and requires £1,000 to open. It can be opened and managed online, in branch, by post, by phone and via its mobile app.

The best inflation-beating notice account

Within the notice account chart, Gatehouse Bank offers the best inflation-beating rate. Its 120 Day Notice Account pays an expected profit rate of 1.82% gross, which is paid on anniversary. This account requires a minimum opening deposit of £1,000 and can only be opened and managed online. There is also a version of this account that pays profit monthly at a slightly lower expected profit rate of 1.80% gross.

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