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Spamming my savings account for £20?

I actually don't mind companies offering me a bribe to do their marketing for me; it shows they understand the power of personal recommendation. And I have told plenty of people about HiSAVE/ICICI before as a good deal. The rates are down from the really high 6-7% I used to get, but 3.75% isn't bad for a no-notice account with no fancy penalties and I looked around and decided to leave my cash there. The urgency has gone from checking if banks are protected, but they're directly governed by the FSA and with a large backing bank in India they feel safer than UK financial institutions with similar rates. So, if you were thinking of opening a savings account and you'd like to be paid £20 for the privelige (and give me £20 as well), let me know and I will drop your name into their system.

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(Anonymous)
6th Jun, 2009 12:40 (UTC)
"3.75% isn't bad for a no-notice account with no fancy penalties"

isn't that for the 12 month fixed term savings account (with no additional deposits, withdrawals or early closures allowed to be made during the fixed term) though? The standard no-notice savings account is only 2%, not 3.75%! http://www.icicibank.co.uk/home_hisave.html
marypcb
6th Jun, 2009 19:23 (UTC)
you're right; I misread the begging email (and I do move a lot of my savings into the one-year accounts so it looked familiar). So they're more like the Abbey or A&L without the disadvantage of appalling customer service, infuriating penalty charges and terrible ebanking security (my Abbey horror stores, let me tell them to you). A bank that doesn't make me hate them is quite rare; so far it's just FD and HiSAVE.
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