CompanyName of AccountAERMinimum DepositType of AccountCompensation scheme (see below)
35 Day Business Savings Account
(Issue 3)
1.60%£10,000Telephone
Post
30 Day Business Notice
(Issue 1)
1.35%£5,000PostFSCS
Business Direct 300.95%£2,500PostFSCS
Asset 30 Account
(Issue 3)
0.90%£5,000TelephoneFSCS
Business 30
(Issue 2)
Available to Businesses in CV, LE, DE, NG, LN and PE postcode areas
0.90%£25,000PostFSCS
1st Issue Business Saver0.90%
0.85%
0.80%
0.75%
£100,000+
£50,000+
£10,000+
£1,000+
Branch
Post
FSCS
Business Saver 35
(Issue 3)
0.85%£1,000PostFSCS

Disclaimer: All rates are subject to change, please check with the bank or building society before investing.

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Applicable compensation scheme

The accounts featured in the above table are covered by a number of different compensation schemes.

For banks and building societies who are members of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) you should check whether your business meets the qualifying criteria. The following information is taken from the FSCS website:

FSCS was set up mainly to assist private individuals, although some smaller businesses are also covered. Larger businesses are generally excluded, although there are some exceptions to this (for example for claims in respect of certain compulsory insurances). Our rules tell us which claims are eligible and form part of the FSA’s Handbook of rules and guidance, under Redress, Compensation.

As an indicative guide only, for the purposes of deposit and investment claims, smaller companies are protected. A smaller company must meet two of the following criteria (as set out in section 247 of the Companies Act 1985 or section 382 of the Companies Act 2006 as applicable):

  • Turnover: not more than £6.5 million
  • Balance sheet total: not more than £3.26 million
  • Total number of employees: not more than 50

The same levels of compensation apply whether the claimant is a private individual, small business, or a small company.

More information about the various compensation schemes can be found by clicking on the links below:

Financial Services Compensation Scheme
Isle of Man’s Depositors’ Compensation Scheme
Guernsey Banking Deposit Compensation Scheme
Eligible Liabilities Guarantee Scheme

30 Day Notice Business Deposit Accounts

Most businesses need to put capital to one side on a regular basis, perhaps for future VAT, Corporation Tax or PAYE payments. Leaving this money in the business current account means little or no interest will be gained, and as the date when this capital will be needed is generally known in advance, putting the money in an account which will pay a higher rate of interest makes sense.

A variety of business Notice Accounts are available, all requiring different notice periods.

As the name would suggest a 30 Day Notice business deposit account, such as those shown on this table, means that the business has to give 30 days’ notice to withdraw funds; careful planning is therefore required as access without giving notice can often result in a loss of interest.