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Barnsley BS tops Which? Best Rate savings table

New one-year fixed-rate savings account launched

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Barnsley Building Society has claimed the top spot in the Which? fixed-rate savings account Best Rate table by launching a new one-year fixed-rate account paying 3% gross/AER.

The account is available to new and existing customers and can be opened and operated either online or by telephone. Savers can also choose to open their account by telephone and operate it by post.

Access to your money or early closure of the account is not permitted during the fixed-term period, however additional deposits are allowed until the withdrawal date.

The bond pays interest on the 31 July 2011, or on the last day of the month if the monthly interest option is taken.

Protecting your money

Savers with Barnsley Building Society and Chelsea Building Society accounts should be aware that their money is protected alongside deposits held with with Yorkshire Building Society savings brands. For more information regarding the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) and how to ensure your savings are safe, read the guide.

Which? Best Rate savings accounts

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