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FTSE 100 6 Year Deposit Plan

from Investec

ISA Option
Maximum Potential Return 45.00% at end of term
  • Deposit Taker: Investec Bank plc
  • Term: 6 years

"This plan offers a potential fixed return of 45%, provided the FTSE 100 Index at the end of the term is higher than its value at the start of the plan (subject to averaging). As with other cash deposits, your capital is also eligible for FSCS* protection.

The 45% return is equivalent to 6.38% compound growth each year, which is well over double the best fixed rate bond, and more than 4% per year higher than the top fixed rate Cash ISA.

The downside is that the return is not guaranteed, and so if the FTSE ends lower, you only get your initial capital back.”

  • 45% fixed return if the Index is higher
  • Capital protected product*
  • Eligible for the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)
  • Returns not guaranteed. You may only receive a return of your original capital
  • Minimum deposit £3,000
  • Plan designed to be held for full term

Calculate your interest with this plan

Your savings:
£
You could gain:
£0.00 (per tax year)

Important Information: * The return of your initial deposit depends on the ability of the deposit taker (Investec Bank plc) to repay your money. Structured deposits offer you the potential to earn higher returns than you would with a regular savings account. Your returns are based on the performance of an index or commodity. If the investment does not perform well you may receive no income or capital growth, but you can be confident that your capital will be repaid. You have no access to your deposit during the term of the account, typically 3 to 6 years but your original capital will be repaid in full at the end of the term. In the event that the deposit taker is unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated you may be entitled to compensation from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) depending on your individual circumstances.

FTSE 100 Kick Out Deposit Plan

from Investec

ISA Option
Maximum Potential Return 6.00% per annum
  • Deposit Taker: Investec Bank plc
  • Term: Up to 6 years

"By offering full capital protection plus a potential 6% per year, this plan offers the opportunity to beat low savings rates as well as tackle the effects of rising inflation."

  • Opportunity to mature early at year 3, 4 or 5
  • Capital Protected Product*
  • Eligible for the Financial Services Compensation Scheme
  • ISA transfers accepted
  • Short/medium term alternative to fixed rates
  • Minimum single Investment - £3,000
  • This plan is not the same as a bank or building society deposit account and you may not receive your initial deposit in full if your capital is withdrawn early
  • Limited offer - deadlines apply. May close early if oversubscribed

Calculate your interest with this plan

Your savings:
£
You could gain:
£0.00 (per tax year)

Important Information: * The return of your initial deposit depends on the ability of the deposit taker (Investec Bank plc) to repay your money. Structured deposits offer you the potential to earn higher returns than you would with a regular savings account. Your returns are based on the performance of an index or commodity. If the investment does not perform well you may receive no income or capital growth, but you can be confident that your capital will be repaid. You have no access to your deposit during the term of the account, typically 3 to 6 years but your original capital will be repaid in full at the end of the term. In the event that the deposit taker is unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated you may be entitled to compensation from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) depending on your individual circumstances.

Fixed Rate Cash ISAs

1 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA

from Ford Money

Interest Rate (AER) 1.45%
  • Term: 1 Year
  • Minimum deposit £500
  • Interest can be paid monthly or annually
  • Transfers in allowed
  • FSCS Protected
  • Must be 16 or over to apply
  • Early withdrawals subject to term breakage charge

Calculate your interest with this plan

Your savings:
£
You could gain:
£0.00 (per tax year)

1 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA

from Aldermore

Interest Rate (AER) 1.60%
  • Term: 1 Year

Open a 1 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA with Aldermore Bank to get a great return. 

2 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA

from Ford Money

Interest Rate (AER) 1.65%
  • Term: 2 Years
  • Minimum deposit £500
  • Interest can be paid monthly or annually.
  • Transfers in allowed
  • FSCS Protected
  • Must be 16 or over to apply
  • Early withdrawals subject to term breakage charge

Calculate your interest with this plan

Your savings:
£
You could gain:
£0.00 (per tax year)

2 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA

from Aldermore

Interest Rate (AER) 1.80%
  • Term: 2 Year

'Winner' – ISA Provider of the Year for the 5th year running Consumer Moneyfacts Awards 2011-15

2 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA

from Bank of Cyprus

Interest Rate (AER) 1.82%
  • Term: 2 Years


  • Minimum deposit £500
  • Available to individual applicants aged 16 or over
  • Access to funds before the end of the term is subject to a fee equivalent to six months’ interest

Calculate your interest with this plan

Your savings:
£
You could gain:
£0.00 (per tax year)

3 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA

from Aldermore

Interest Rate (AER) 1.90%
  • Term: 3 Years

'Winner' – ISA Provider of the Year for the 5th year running Consumer Moneyfacts Awards 2011-15

  • 1.80% gross/AER fixed for 3 years.
  • £1,000 minimum opening balance

Calculate your interest with this plan

Your savings:
£
You could gain:
£0.00 (per tax year)

3 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA

from Bank of Cyprus

Interest Rate (AER) 1.91%
  • Term: 3 Years


  • Minimum deposit £500
  • Available to individual applicants aged 16 or over
  • Access to funds before the end of the term is subject to a fee equivalent to six months’ interest

Calculate your interest with this plan

Your savings:
£
You could gain:
£0.00 (per tax year)

A Review of Best ISAs

A cash Individual Savings Account (ISA) is a tax-free savings account which allows you to save up to a set amount of money per financial year without paying any tax on it. You can only have one cash ISA per tax year, but you can also have a different type of ISA, known as a stocks and shares ISA, simultaneously.

Rates are at an all time low but there are still some good options around. Here are a selection of some of the best ISAs. See our comparison tables for more details.

Some of the highest interest paying fixed rate ISAs at the moment, include:

1) Tesco Fixed Rate ISA

In the first 30 days you can pay in up to £20,000.

Features:
  • Your interest rate is guaranteed for one year, you can't withdraw any money during this fixed term unless you close the account and pay a fee
  • You can manage your money with online and telephone banking
  • You can transfer your existing ISA as long as it’s within 30 days
Why we like it:

This ISA is a great option if you’re able to tie up your money for a year due to its high interest rate and ability to manage your account online. Tesco customers get the added bonus of clubcard point perks

2) Bank of Cyprus Fixed Rate ISA

The Bank of Cyprus UK Cash ISA offers a unique combination which functions as a fixed and variable way to save. It combines the security of a fixed rate Cash ISA with the flexibility to make further deposits at the variable rate.

Features:

  • Competitive tax-free interest rates, including loyalty rates for existing customers
  • Your interest rate options are flexible. You can start with a variable rate and switch your funds to a fixed rate at any time. You can only fix the rate once in each tax year, subject to a minimum of £500
  • Top-up your Cash ISA during the tax year at their competitive rate
  • Fee-free withdrawals from the fixed rate are permitted at the end of the fixed term
Why we like it:

While Bank of Cyprus doesn’t have a lot of branches, they do provide excellent customer service and a high interest rate. The added bonus of being able to make deposits throughout the year and switch between fixed and variable rates, makes this account unique.

3) Post Office Fixed Rate ISA

Features:

  • A competitive fixed interest rate
  • You must have a minimum of £500 to invest
  • No access to your savings until the end of the agreed fixed term
  • One year fixed term

Interest is calculated daily and paid annually on the anniversary of the account opening.

Why we like it:

The Post Office offer a simple and uncomplicated service. They also have one of the greatest amount of branches of any bank, which is useful for people in rural areas. Their interest rate is competitive and their minimum deposit rate is a lot lower than other fixed ISAs.

4) Aldermore Fixed Rate ISA

Aldermore offer a flexible fixed rate cash ISA. You can choose how long to tie your money up as they offer 1,2 and 3 year contracts.

Features:

  • All interest tax free for the duration of your term.Flexibility to split your ISA allowance between any of their Cash ISA products, as long as you don’t exceed your annual ISA allowance
  • The ability to withdraw money from a Fixed Rate Cash ISA from this tax year or previous tax years. You can replace the money you’ve withdrawn without the replacement counting towards your annual ISA subscription limit, providing you replace the money in the same tax year that you withdraw it
Why we like it:

Aldermore offer a very flexible way to save. Not only are you free from the usual ties which stop you from withdrawing money but they have a range of terms to choose from. They offer a competitive rate of interest and an easy to use service.

Check our comparison tables for latest rates and offers.

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