Al Rayan Bank

Al Rayan Bank: 5 years Fixed Term Deposit

5 years | GBP
  • FSCS protects deposits up to £85,000 per person

About Al Rayan Bank

Founded in 2004, Al Rayan Bank is an inclusive Islamic bank which welcomes customers of all faiths and beliefs. As the oldest and largest Islamic bank in the UK, Al Rayan Bank serves over 85,000 customers throughout the UK with Sharia-compliant and FSCS protected banking products.

Because Al Rayan Bank is an ethical, Sharia-compliant bank, they adhere to Sharia banking principles, which you can read about on our Sharia banking page.

Al Rayan Bank PLC is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Product details

Account name
5 years Fixed Term Deposit
What is the profit rate?
4.55 % AER

Gross/AER (this savings account offers expected profit rather than interest as it follows Sharia principles).

Since it was founded in 2004, Al Rayan Bank has always met the expected profit rate it has quoted to customers.

AER is the Annual Equivalent Rate and represents what the expected profit rate would be if profit was realised and paid once each year.

Profit is calculated daily, reinvested annually and is payable on maturity. Profit will be paid gross without prior deduction of tax.

Can Al Rayan Bank change the profit rate?

The rate applicable to your savings account is fixed once your application is approved and you fund your account. The rate will stay the same
throughout the duration of the fixed term. Should the bank amend the rate advertised before you have fully transferred funds and the rate is lower than the rate you originally ordered, you will have 14 days to cancel your application, and your original deposit amount will be returned to your Transaction Account. We will contact you if this occurs.

Please ensure you log in and check your Raisin UK Account during the funding process.

In the very unlikely event that the expected profit rate will not be met after you have purchased the product, Raisin UK will contact you advising of the new expected profit rate. You will then have the option to accept the new profit rate or terminate this agreement immediately upon which Al Rayan Bank will return the original deposit with the accrued profit up to that date.

If your deposit amount returns a loss, Al Rayan Bank shall offer to make good the amount of any shortfall that you may have suffered. Al Rayan Bank is required by current UK banking regulations to make this offer to you. You shall therefore be entitled, should you choose to accept this offer, to receive payment from Al Rayan Bank of the full amount that you had previously deposited.

You are entitled to refuse this offer. You will be able to do so by logging into your Raisin UK customer portal and opting out. We would like to draw your attention to the guidance offered by the Al Rayan Bank Sharia Supervisory Board. The guidance is that if Al Rayan Bank is required to make good the amount of any shortfall (set out above) and you accept this offer, this will not comply with Sharia principles.

Please note, for renewal orders the rate you will receive will be confirmed as the rate available 5 days before the date of maturity. Please see our FAQs for more information.

What would the estimated balance be after 60 months based on a £1,000 deposit?

The estimated balance after 60 months on a deposit of £1,000 is £1,249.17.  This projection is for illustrative purposes only and does not take into account individual circumstances.


How do I open and manage my account

To open this savings account, you must apply online through Raisin UK. Savings accounts at Raisin UK are only available through this online application process, and to be eligible to apply, you must:

●      Be a UK resident who is aged 18 or over

●      Hold a UK bank or building society account from which you will fund your application

●      Have a valid mobile phone number and email address

●      Have a UK National Insurance Number

Your application acceptance will be subject to the successful completion of Anti-Money Laundering/Know Your Customer (AML/KYC) checks.

The minimum amount you can deposit is £1,000, and the maximum amount you can deposit is £85,000 (per product and banking institution).

You can manage your savings account through Raisin UK by logging into your Raisin UK Account. You can contact Raisin UK by telephone, by email or in writing by using the contact details provided in the Raisin UK Terms & Conditions.

You can choose to renew your account at any time once it is open (if the option is available). If the renewal rate decreases before your maturity date, we will revoke your order, and contact you to ask you to opt back in to the new rate. If the rate increases, your product renewal request will remain unchanged. Please see our FAQs for more information.

Please ensure you have read and understood all sets of Terms and Conditions before applying for this product.

Can I withdraw money?

Because this savings account is a fixed term deposit, withdrawals are not permitted before the maturity date, except if an account holder dies, becomes mentally incapacitated or bankrupt, or in any other exceptional circumstances agreed to by Al Rayan in its absolute discretion. This savings account does NOT operate on the basis that you can end the fixed term of your savings account prematurely and pay a fee to withdraw your funds sooner.

Your savings account will not automatically renew at the end of the fixed term for a further fixed term.

Additional information

Meteor Asset Management (MAM), with their administration arm Meteor Investment Management (MIM), will administer the deposit on your behalf.

Funds will appear in MIM’s account by the following business day from funding your application at the latest. Funds will be remitted to Al Rayan Bank by MIM on the next business day after arriving in the MIM account. It can therefore take up to 2 business days for an ordered product to be set up and start earning profit.

All cash in transit and deposits once established, will be held by MIM and MAM in trust for you under FCA client money and asset rules.

Sharia compliant banking, also known as Islamic banking, covers any financial activity that complies with Sharia principles, reflecting the belief that exploitative gains, such as earning interest on money, are prohibited. Subsequently, Sharia compliant savings accounts use the money from deposits to invest and generate a profit, rather than an interest rate. There are no restrictions on who can apply for a Sharia savings account.

Security and deposit guarantee

Deposits are eligible for protection by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) The FSCS is the United Kingdom’s statutory deposit guarantee scheme that covers deposits in individual savings accounts up to £85,000, per banking group regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority or the Prudential Regulation Authority. It is available for deposits with most UK high-street and online banks and means if the bank fails, and deposits become unavailable, the scheme may cover your deposit account deposit up to the £85,000 per person, per banking group limit.

Compensation limits are per person per firm, not per deposit. Be aware that if you have other deposits with this bank (or banking group) then the £85,000 protection applies only to eligible deposits up to this limit.

Timescales for the return of your money can vary between different banks and banking groups. This bank holds funds under a trust model. Funds held under a trust model can take up to three months to be returned, but in most cases will be returned sooner than this.