Best instant access interest rate for 50000 pounds at present?

Where's the best place to put 50000 pounds at the moment? Want quick access (within a few days) and secure, i.e. an interest bearing bank or BS account.

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Chris Green

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Its going to change every few days from now for the next month or two as various Banks/BS put up rates since The Bank did.
Also split it into 2 chunks so that it is covered by the government scheme (max coverage 33k) just in case the place where you put it goes belly up.
The tables here: http://www.fsa.gov.uk/tables
should help you find somewhere to put it. (dont forget to sort the results by AER)
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Miss L. Toe wrote:

Please will you explain this further? Do the 'chunks' have to be with different banks/building_societies?
thanks,
Robert
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scheme

up.

Yes, different banks/Bs's not different accounts with the same Bank/BS
and the limit is 35k not 33 k - sorry.
http://www.fsa.gov.uk/consumer/01_WARNINGS/compensation/mn_deposit.html
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