New launch cash management service - Savings Maximiser

New launch cash management service - Savings Maximiser

16 April 2013 / by Oliver Roylance-Smith

Fair Investment Company has launched a new cash management service aimed at those with £100,000+. The service is designed to provide you with a consistently competitive rate of interest rate while maintaining security for your savings.

Main features

The main features of the service are:

•    Comparing best buys from across the savings market
•    Offering a range of terms including instant access, notice accounts and fixed rates
•    UK-only institutions providing FSCS peace of mind
•    Simple, secure and saving you time

Background

All of us hold at least some of our wealth in cash – but whether it is a bonus rate expiring, the ever increasing number of rates available or making sure we read through all of the small print, keeping on top of it all is a real challenge. Add to this the threat of inflation and the continued outlook for record low interest rates and never before has it been more important to make the most of our savings.

Meeting today’s financial challenges

Savings Maximiser regularly looks at best buy tables and beyond, to help maintain a competitive rate on an ongoing basis. At the same time it removes the administration burden and the need to continuously check whether your rate is safe and competitive, thereby doing much of the hard work for you.

How does Savings Maximiser work?

First of all we help you open a Hub Account, provided by Cater Allen – this acts as the central account for all of your linked accounts and has all of the features you would expect from a competitive current account including VISA deferred credit card, cheque book and online banking facilities.

After your Hub Account has been set up, your initial deposit will be applied across a number of savings accounts depending on how much you deposit and the level of access you require. Fair Investment Company will then regularly review your rate and when appropriate, move your money between institutions and accounts to maximise the return on your savings. For more information on how the service works click here »

Simple, secure and saving you time

We aim to handle the majority of the paperwork once the Hub account is opened and so by taking away the ongoing burden of research and rate selection and taking care of account switches in a timely manner, Savings Maximiser saves you time.

Your money is also spread across a number of different FSCS eligible institutions in order to make better use of the relevant statutory protection schemes, and for additional peace of mind the security of institutions will be monitored on a regular basis.

Low minimums, low cost

Each Savings Maximiser account can be opened with a minimum of £100,000 and an additional £5,000 has to be kept in your Hub Account at all times. With the current compensation limit for institutions covered under FSCS protection standing at £85,000, this is a competitive minimum and the balance of £5,000 to be kept in the Hub Account is regardless of how many Savings Maximiser accounts you hold.

The charge for the service is 0.2% per annum with no minimum fee – this is far lower than anything else in the market and represents good value for those with more than the current FSCS compensation limit available on deposit.

A trusted name in financial services

Fair Investment Company is one of the UK’s leading independent financial services companies. A savings specialist, we have established working relationships across the entire market including banks, building societies and private banks, whether they deal directly with customers of through intermediaries only - Savings Maximiser thereby offers customers access to the widest choice of rates available.

Well placed

Commenting on the recent launch, Peter Beavis, Head of Strategic Development at Cater Allen, said: "Cash Management and the ability to maximise the return on cash assets whilst still providing the required level of liquidity has arguably never been so important. We are delighted to be working with Fair Investment Company to provide customers with a service that optimises their cash whilst maintaining the security and safety which is so important in the current economic climate.”

Building on our experience of working with banks and helping customers find and compare competitive savings rates, we are well placed to launch a cash management service that aims to save customers time and to help provide peace of mind with your savings.

A much needed service

Commenting on the service, Oliver Roylance-Smith, Head of Savings & Investments at Fair Investment Company, said: “Years of low interest rates combined with savings accounts becoming more complicated have really taken their toll on savers – with this new service we aim to minimise the time and effort you have to spend on your savings and maximise the returns you receive – a much needed service in the current economic climate.”

Click here for further information

To find out more about Fair Investment Company’s new Savings Maximiser, click here »
 

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