The accounts now offering higher returns include Ford Money’s Flexible Saver and Flexible Cash ISA, with new rates of 4.75 percent and 4.25 percent, respectively.
Commenting on the deals, Ford Money said: “We have taken this action as part of our routine practice of regularly reviewing our product portfolio and positioning within the wider savings market, as well as our current deposit-taking needs.
“All changes at Ford Money are made to ensure we’re offering customers the most appropriate and competitive accounts possible at any given time in the market.”
The new interest rates became effective on Thursday, August 24, and apply to new and existing customers.
Ford Money Flexible Saver – 4.75 percent
The Flexible Saver is an easy-access account that enables people to put money in and move it out as often as they like. These kinds of accounts typically have a variable interest rate, which means it can change over time.
The account is now offering an Annual Equivalent Rate (AER) of 4.75 percent, up from 4.5 percent.
People can launch an account online with a minimum deposit of £1 and interest can be paid either monthly or annually. Savers must be aged 16 or over and up to £2million can be invested overall. Withdrawals are also permitted at any time without incurring a penalty charge.
Joint accounts are also allowed, however, savers must be comfortable with only having the option to access and manage their accounts online.
Ford Money Flexible Cash ISA – 4.25 percent
Ford Money’s Flexible Cash ISA is now offering an AER of 4.1 percent, up from four percent.
ISAs offer a range of additional benefits, such as enabling money to grow without having to pay tax on the interest above the Personal Savings Allowance (PSA).
Like Ford Money’s Flexible Saver, this is an easy-access ISA account that allows withdrawals free of charge. It also has a variable interest rate, which means it can change over time.
The account can be opened online by people aged 16 or over with a £1 deposit. Interest is calculated daily and can be paid monthly or annually.
The account can only be launched online, up to £2million can be invested, and people can move money out or transfer it to another ISA without losing interest earned.