24.10.2019 | 6 minutes estimated reading time | Print this article

We’re celebrating our first birthday

Birthday’s give us all an opportunity to reflect on the last year and a reason to celebrate what we’ve achieved. We’re pleased to say that after helping UK savers to save time and make money for a year, we have plenty to celebrate.

We want to give you the chance to get involved in our first birthday celebrations. Read on to find out what we’ve achieved this year and how you can take part in our birthday prize draws and giveaway.

Have a birthday gift on us and enter to win prizes

Before we gush about our achievements, we want to let you know about our birthday prize draws and giveaway. To celebrate our first birthday, we’re giving away gifts and prizes including amazon.co.uk gift cards and M&S vouchers, and a grand prize of a luxury weekend away for two. Find out more about our birthday prize draws and giveaway, including how to enter:

Find out more about our birthday celebrations

We’re celebrating a year of achievements

Since our launch in 2018, Raisin UK has gone from strength-to-strength, giving UK savers more reasons to take advantage of our free online savings marketplace. We would love to cover everything we’ve achieved this year, but we’ll keep it short with a few highlights and a brief preview of what’s to come.

We provided flexible savings options with Notice Accounts

Flexible savings accounts

We know that for some of our customers, flexibility is essential. We took your feedback on board, and as of 2019, we’ve made flexible savings available to our customers with the introduction of Notice Accounts.

A Notice Account from our marketplace could be ideal for you if you want a savings account that features an attractive rate, FSCS protection, and the flexibility to withdraw your money after a notice period.

We made it easier to find the right savings accounts

More choice of savings accounts

By giving you a greater choice of savings accounts, we’ve made it easier to find the right one for you in one place. As part of our ongoing commitment to make raisin.co.uk a one-stop online savings marketplace, we’ve expanded the number of savings accounts that we offer to 27.

We’ve partnered with more banks in 2018 and 2019, growing the selection of savings accounts that you can apply for. We’ve expanded the banks offering savings accounts through our marketplace to a total of 12. Not bad for our first year, but expect this number to grow for the remainder of 2019 and into 2020.

Our marketplace is brimming with Fixed Rate Bonds and Notices Accounts from a range of partner banks. Find out if we can help you to open the right savings account for you.

We gave you the tools to save time and make money

The Raisin UK Account

We’ve made continuous improvements to raisin.co.uk to make it easier for UK savers to apply for, fund and manage savings accounts from a range of partner banks. Our marketplace is safe and secure with savings accounts that feature FSCS protection (or the European equivalent), but what pulls everything together is the Raisin UK Account.

If you’ve been with us from the start, you may be familiar with our original customer portal. We listened to your feedback and launched the Raisin UK Account. The Raisin UK Account features an upgraded interface that streamlines how you manage your savings, as well as offering rates that aren’t available without logging in. The Raisin UK Account also makes it easier to fund all of the savings accounts offered by our partner banks.

The Raisin UK Account is safe, simple and free to use, providing you with a hassle-free way to get more from your savings. When you apply for a saving account from any of our partner banks with your Raisin UK Account, you don’t need to fill in another application form. Simply log in, click apply, agree to the terms and conditions and transfer your deposit to your Raisin UK Account. You may need to provide additional documentation, but for the majority of savings accounts offered by our partner banks; that’s it.

If you’ve yet to try the Raisin UK Account, why not register today? If you open a Raisin UK Account while we’re celebrating our first birthday, we’ll give you a £10 M&S voucher (terms and conditions apply). Please read our first birthday page to find out more.

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We boosted your savings with our bonus offers

Savings account bonus

We know how important it is to get more from your savings. Ever since our launch, we’ve offered all new customers a cash bonus for opening a savings account from our partner banks. Because we’re committed to giving you more, you can still claim our bonus offers while we’re celebrating our first birthday.

Give your savings a boost with a welcome cash bonus of up to £100 for funding your first savings account through our marketplace for a minimum period of six months. The amount that you can claim depending on how much you deposit. Terms and conditions apply, please read our welcome bonus page to find out more.

That’s not all! We’ll also give you an additional £25 cash bonus for each friend, family member and colleague you refer to Raisin UK. Terms and conditions apply, please read our refer-a-friend page to find out more.

You can refer up to 10 friends, so provided that everyone you refer meets the eligibility requirements, you could boost your savings with an additional £250 cash bonus. Alongside our birthday giveaway and welcome bonus, that’s a notable return on your savings.

We’re looking forward to another year of growth

Raisin UK future growth

While we’re revelling in celebrating our first birthday, we’re excited about what the next twelve months hold in store. Danish existential philosopher Søren Kierkegaard may have said it best when he said the following:

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

As we move forward, expect to see the number of savings accounts available grow as we partner with more banks. We’re also working hard to make Easy Access accounts available very soon.

Don’t miss out; subscribe to win

Don’t want to miss out on the latest rates and other news from raisin.co.uk? Subscribe to receive our emails. If you subscribe while we’re celebrating our birthday, you could win a £100 M&S voucher or one of four runner-up prizes of a £25 M&S voucher each (terms and conditions apply). Read our first birthday page to find out more.