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Guaranteed equity bonds

Guaranteed Equity Bonds allow savers to potentially benefit from stock market growth without risking their initial deposit. They are more complicated than standard savings products so we would suggest that you only invest once you understand how they work.

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Fixed rate bond accounts - Ordered by interest rate

Vanquis Bank

Vanquis Bank Savings

Interest rate (AER)

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Min/max opening amount

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Term

5 year bond

Account type

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Great for
  • UK based bank with FSCS protection
  • A choice between monthly or annual interest
  • Supported by a dedicated UK based customer service team
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  • Additional deposits and withdrawals are not permitted within the fixed term

Interest rate (AER)

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Term

12 month bond

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Great for
  • A Sharia compliant savings account
  • Quick and easy online application process
  • UK based ethical bank with full UK regulation. The bank operates under Islamic finance principles
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  • Withdrawals are not permitted within the fixed term
Expected Profit Rate

This account is Sharia compliant as such the account pays an expected profit rate rather than an interest rate


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Easy Access Accounts - Ordered by interest rate

Interest rate (AER)

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Min/max opening amount

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Notice period

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Account type

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Great for
  • Earn a rate of 1.25% Gross/AER Variable from £1 (with no bonus criteria)
  • Opening and managing your account online
  • UK Based bank with FSCS protection on deposits up to £85,000
But be aware that
  • Account can only be managed online
  • Daily transfer limits apply, please see provider site for full details
Virgin Money

Double Take E-Saver Issue 1

Interest rate (AER)

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Min/max opening amount

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Notice period

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  • Two withdrawals can be made per calendar year
  • Suitable for those who do not intend to make regular withdrawals
  • Can be opened with just £1 and interest is available either monthly or annually
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  • Once the second withdrawal has been made no further withdrawals can be made until the next calendar year.
  • Closing your account counts as a withdrawal and so you will not be able to close your account if you have already made two withdrawals in a calendar year.
  • Rates are variable and could change at any time


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Cash ISA Accounts - Ordered by interest rate

Virgin Money

Defined Access E-ISA Issue 15

Interest rate (AER)

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Notice period

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  • 1.06% Tax Free/AER if you make 3 or less withdrawals in a calendar year.
  • Start saving from £1 and pay money in as often as you like. Transfer in your existing ISA balances using our ISA Transfer Service.
  • Choose between monthly or annual interest.
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  • 0.25% Tax Free/AER variable if you make 4 or more withdrawals in a calendar year.
  • Rate depends on the number of withdrawals.

Interest rate (AER)

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Notice period

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Account type

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Great for
  • Transferring existing ISA balances
  • Make multiple deposits up to the £20,000 annual allowance - or the full amount in one transaction
  • For new and existing customers
But be aware that
  • Lower rate of 0.50% AER for balances that fall below £500
  • Once fully funded any withdrawals cannot be replaced
  • Interest paid annually. You must be aged 18 or over and a UK resident.


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Guide to Guaranteed Equity Bonds

What is a guaranteed equity bond?

A guaranteed equity bond is a way for savers to gain exposure to possible gains in the stock market without risking their initial deposit.

A typical bond may be linked to a stock market index such as the FTSE 100 index. If the index rises over the term of the bond, savers will benefit – but not necessarily by the full amount the index has risen.

The bond’s value at maturity is likely to be dependent on a complicated formula, based perhaps on the index’s level at the start, and its average value over the final year of the bond.

On the other hand, if the index the bond is linked to falls in value over the term, savers may simply get back the capital they invested at the start.

What are the advantages?

A guaranteed equity bond can be a way of investing in the stock market without taking the risk that all the original capital could be lost. Some offer total capital protection so even if the market falls you will get your original investment back at the end of the term. Others offer more limited protection so this is worth checking when comparing products.

When interest rates on normal savings accounts are low, guaranteed equity bonds can appear more attractive as their potential returns are higher.

What are the disadvantages?

Guaranteed equity bonds are usually very complicated, and the formulas used to work out gains can be hard to understand and compare.

The capital protection comes at a price, so savers will not get the full benefit of any increase in the underlying index.

Savers are unlikely to benefit from dividends paid to normal shareholders, although this is also the case for those who invest in a fund which simply tracks a certain index.

And even if all the original capital is guaranteed, its value may have been eroded by inflation.

Who do they suit?

Guaranteed equity bonds can be a way of investing in stock markets with less risk. But these products can be very complicated, and you should only put money in if you understand clearly how any gains are calculated and what losses you could face.