Kent Reliance BS Direct ISA rate increased to 5.46%

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in ISAs & Tax-free Savings
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in ISAs & Tax-free Savings
Kent Reliance BS will increase the rate on their Direct Mini Cash ISA by the full 0.25%, from 5.21% to 5.46%, effective from the 1st December 2006.

The new rate now appears on the Moneyfacts website, here .
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  • zarzar Forumite
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    Well done Kent Reliance, I've been impressed since I opened my Isa with them earlier this year.

    (this post is really just a bump to get this thread higher than the one with the incorrect headline ;) )
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  • zar wrote:
    (this post is really just a bump to get this thread higher than the one with the incorrect headline ;) )
    Do you realise how big of an idiot I feel right now, do ya? :p

    The branch based Kent Reliance mini-cash ISA is getting a rise from 5.01% to 5.16%. A rise of only 0.15% :naughty: .
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  • ReportInvestorReportInvestor Forumite
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    Who on earth uses a branch based ISA at KRBS?

    Their whole policy has been to destroy their branch network in order to be able to offer better rates to the nation.
  • Amazed to see that they now have only ONE branch! Still a number of agencies though.
  • Is this 5.46% ISA viewable online? I.e. do Kent Reliance offer internet banking?
  • Mr_MumbleMr_Mumble Forumite
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    Fait accompli, it is a postal only account which is probably a good thing given how awful Kent Reliance's website is ;)

    ReportInvestor, are you saying many a Kent pensioner wouldn't prefer a passbook, easy access and personal contact over an extra 0.2% interest? The idea that KR are killing off branches for the good of savers is specious, maybe you'd like to explain why the best ISA rate offered by a building society currently is the branch-only Newcastle xmas offering?
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  • Mr_Mumble wrote:
    which is probably a good thing given how awful Kent Reliance's website is ;)

    There, and I was begining to think it was me! Designed by a 16 year old with a penchant for wiz, I would say. Horrible!
  • gil13gil13 Forumite
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    i can't see anyhting on KR's website about what you need to send (forms of ID) with new ISA applications, the information is a bit sketchy. I did try to call them earlier but there is a long wait on the phone system, not a good sign.
  • moor426moor426 Forumite
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    They check ID electronically if they can. My husband's ID was confirmed this way. If more information is required they write. I had to send a certified copy of my passport and a recent utility bill to open my own account.
  • Thanks moor426, was just looking for that info when i found this sentance on Kent Reliance BS's website-

    'Opening an account - proof of identity and address requirements
    The Society will conduct a search of a variety of registers in order to establish proof of identity and address'
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