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Which? reveals the best online Cash Isa deals

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Which? rounds-up the best online cash Isa deals on the market to help you invest your tax-free allowance for 2015/2016.

Online instant-access and fixed-rate cash Isas

Over the years, online banking has become increasingly popular due to convenience and more importantly, competitive interest rates.

The majority of accounts sitting within the top section of our instant-access and fixed-rate Isa tables must be managed online, or in some cases, offer this method as an option.

At the moment, Punjab National Bank dominates the top spot in all categories, however you won’t be able to manage these accounts via the internet as in-branch or postal access are the only options. 

Here, we take a look at some of the best online cash Isa rates on the market. If you’re keen to find out more about any of the deals, we’ve also included links to Which? Money Compare, where you’ll find more details about each Isa.

Best-rate cash Isas

We have excluded Isas with certain qualifying conditions and restrictions on withdrawals.

Instant-access cash Isa 

The top online rate to meet our criteria is from National Savings & Investments (NS&I), offering 1.50% AER. This Direct Isa comes with the option to operate online or over the phone. Click here for more information on this Isa. 

Following closely behind is the Post Office’s Online Easy Access Isa Issue 2, at 1.41% AER.

One-year fixed-rate cash Isa

The online account currently topping the one-year fixed-rate cash Isa tables is the deal from Shawbrook Bank, paying 1.75% AER. 

Virgin Money’s Fixed Rate e-Isa account is next, at 1.71% AER from initial balances of just £1.

Click here for more information about Shawbrook Bank’s Isa.

Two-year fixed-rate cash Isa

Coventry Building Society tops this table, paying 2.05% AER. Click here for more information about this Isa. Online access is available with this account.

Halifax and Shawbrook Bank offer the next best online rate in our table, both at 2.00% AER.

Three-year fixed-rate cash Isa 

Skipton Building Society offers the best rate for those wishing to operate their Isa online. It pays 2.10% AER from initial deposits of £500. Click here to find out more about this Isa. 

Five-year fixed-rate cash Isa 

Virgin Money’s e-Isa offers a rate of 2.51% AER which makes it the top online offering in our five-year fixed-rate table. More information can be found here.

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