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Renault becomes first car company to enter the UK savings market

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renaultRENAULT has become the only car company to compete in the UK savings market as its financing company RCI Banque has launched a UK savings arm, creatively named RCI Bank.

It enters the market today with an easy access account called the Freedom Savings Account. The account is available exclusively through MoneySuperMarket with a Best Buy rate of 1.5 per cent AER.

The straightforward account has a starting balance of £100, with a maximum balance of £1 million, no penalties, notice periods, tiered rates, gimmicks or small print. RCI Bank plans to launch a suite of additional products later in the year.

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CEO of RCI Bank Steve Gowler said: ‘We’re really excited about entering into the UK savings market, and importantly entering the market with an innovative and competitive product. Saving money should not be difficult, which is why we have developed our simple Freedom Savings Account with a rate of 1.50 per cent.

‘We believe we have a product that people will love. Over the next 12 months we plan to follow this up with further product launches.’

He added: ‘We also have the added benefit of being part of a global group, working for Renault and Nissan brands, and we are committed to using our strength to deliver the very best savings accounts and security for our customers in the UK.’

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Rebecca has been a motoring and business journalist since 2014, previously writing and presenting for titles such as the Press Association, Auto Express and Car Buyer. She has worked in many roles for Car Dealer Magazine’s publisher Blackball Media including head of editorial.

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