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Banks and building societies continue to raise the rates they pay on their easy access internet accounts. Derbyshire BS, part of Nationwide, has raised the rate on its NetSaver Issue 1 to 3.18 per cent before tax (2.54 per cent after tax).

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Coventry Building Society has reintroduced its Poppy Online Saver account paying a top 3.1 per cent before tax (2.48 per cent after tax) and helping to support the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

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The cash Isa season is hotting up as we approach the end of the tax year. Nationwide has raised the rate on its online E-Isa to 2.9 per cent for savers opening an account from February 1.