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Latest Charity Savings Accounts Deals

01 February 2013 / by Isabel Buxton

Charities frequently face obstacles when it comes to getting a good interest rate on their savings. At Fair Investment we’re working with leading high street and private banks to bring you better interest rates on your charity's savings. Read on for a selection of the best charity savings accounts currently available.*

Latest easy access account deals

If you don’t want to tie up charity funds for too long in case they’re needed urgently, a easy access account might be worth considering. If you’re likely to need access to funds quickly, or you’re starting out with a small deposit, Scottish Widows currently offers a Charity Deposit Account which requires a seven-day notice period required. You have the potential to earn up to 0.75% gross/AER, with deposits from £500 to £5 million. If you’re happy to give more notice, Cater Allen offers a 30-day Asset 30 Account which pays 1.35% gross AER.

Latest notice account deals

For those who are able to tie up charity funds for longer periods, it’s possible to get a relatively higher interest rate. Gilliat Financial Solutions offers a 180-day notice account for those depositing over £50,000 which offers 1.51% gross/AER variable with interest paid monthly. For charities needed more flexible access, the Manchester  Building Society Business Savings Tracker offers a 45-day notice account, available to registered charities, which guarantees interest 1.25% above the Bank of England Base rate. Deposits start from £10.000.

Latest fixed rate bond deals

For those looking to save for a longer period of time, or who prefer traditional fixed term deposit accounts, there are terms available starting from as little as nine months. The 9 Month Bond for Charities from Principality offers 1.05% gross AER, fixed for the duration of the plan, and is exclusive to Fair Investment. The interest is paid at maturity on deposits ranging from £10,000 to £5 million.
Cater Allen’s 3 Year Fixed Term Deposit for charities offers a relatively high rate of 2.40% gross AER fixed for three years, so if you are in a position to tie up funds for this period, you may want to consider this option. Charities will need a minimum deposit of £50,000 to open an account.

Latest fixed rate bond alternatives

Those looking for long-term charity savings accounts might be interested in structured deposit plans, which provide an alternative to traditional fixed rate bonds. These accounts typically offer a three to six year term, and offer the potential for market-linked returns on your charity savings. Cater Allen offers a 3.75 Year Growth Plan which offers 100% x any rise of the FTSE up to 26%. For those prepared to invest for longer, the bank also offers an Annual Locked-in Return Plan, which offers capital protection for your charity’s savings with the added potential of up to a 6% annual returns dependent on FTSE 100 performance.

No news, feature or comment should be seen as a personal recommendation to invest. If you are in any doubt as to the suitability of a particular investment you should seek independent financial advice.

* Data accurate as of 01/02/2013.

© Fair Investment Company Ltd

Charity Savings Selection
ProviderAccountRate TermApply
0.80%1 YearMore Info >
A highly competitive rate of interest if you can lock your savings away for 1 year, with interest paid on maturity. Open to businesses with fewer than 250 employees and a turnover or assets of up to £45 million.
0.80%3 YearsMore Info >
Interest paid annually at 0.80% (gross), quarterly at 0.80% (gross), or monthly at 0.80% (gross). Minimum Deposit £10,000.
0.70%6 MonthsMore Info >
A highly competitive rate of interest if you can lock your savings away for 6 months, with interest paid on maturity. Open to businesses with fewer than 250 employees and a turnover or assets of up to £45 million.
0.70%95 Day NoticeMore Info >
Earn a higher rate of interest if you don;t need immediate access to your savings, with interest paid monthly or annually. Open to businesses with fewer than 250 employees and a turnover or assets of up to £45 million.
0.55%Instant AccessMore Info >
Instant access account for - BUSINESS, CHARITIES, HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS, CLUBS & PARTNERSHIPS - Interest paid monthly or annually. Open to organisations with fewer than 250 employees and a turnover or assets of up to £45 million.
0.65%30 Day NoticeMore Info >
Charity Deposit Account
0.15%Instant AccessMore Info >
Earn 0.15% gross/AER on balances over £500. Telephone or Postal Account. £5 million maximum balance.