Best Savings Accounts

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Freedom Savings Account
AER

1.20%

Notice/Term

None

Min. Invest

£100

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Flexible Saver
AER

1.12%

Notice/Term

None

Min. Invest

£1

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone

Sponsored Products

eSaver Issue 7
AER

0.81%

Notice/Term

None

Min. Invest

£1

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Easy Access Issue 11
AER

0.75%

Notice/Term

None

Min. Invest

£1000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Instant Saver Account
AER

0.05%

Notice/Term

Instant

Min. Invest

£50000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Instant Saver Account
AER

0.01%

Notice/Term

Instant

Min. Invest

£1

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone

Easy Access - with bonus

Online Easy Access Account
AER

1.20%

Notice/Term

None

Min. Invest

£1

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Online Saver Issue 25
AER

1.11%

Notice/Term

None

Min. Invest

£1

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Easy Saver Issue 4
AER

1.01%

Notice/Term

None

Min. Invest

£100

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone

Fixed Rate Bonds

Premier Deposit Account (Anticipated Profit Rate)
AER

2.55%

Notice/Term

7 Year Bond

Expected rate

Min. Invest

£25000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Premier Deposit Account (Anticipated Profit Rate)
AER

2.50%

Notice/Term

5 Year Bond

Expected rate

Min. Invest

£25000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Premier Deposit Account (Anticipated Profit Rate)
AER

2.40%

Notice/Term

4 Year Bond

Expected rate

Min. Invest

£25000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Fixed Term Deposit
AER

2.32%

Notice/Term

36 Month Bond

Expected rate

Min. Invest

£1000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Premier Deposit Account (Anticipated Profit Rate)
AER

2.25%

Notice/Term

3 Year Bond

Expected rate

Min. Invest

£25000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Fixed Term Deposit
AER

2.22%

Notice/Term

24 Month Bond

Expected rate

Min. Invest

£1000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Fixed Deposit Account
AER

2.16%

Notice/Term

3 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£1000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Premier Deposit Account (Anticipated Profit Rate)
AER

2.10%

Notice/Term

2 Year Bond

Expected rate

Min. Invest

£25000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Fixed Term Deposit
AER

2.06%

Notice/Term

18 Month Bond

Expected rate

Min. Invest

£1000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Premier Deposit Account (Anticipated Profit Rate)
AER

2.05%

Notice/Term

18 Month Bond

Expected rate

Min. Invest

£25000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Premier Deposit Account (Anticipated Profit Rate)
AER

2.00%

Notice/Term

1 Year Bond

Expected rate

Min. Invest

£25000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
24 Month Fixed Account
AER

2.00%

Notice/Term

24 Month Bond

Min. Invest

£5000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Fixed Deposit Account
AER

2.00%

Notice/Term

2 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£1000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Fixed Term Deposit
AER

1.91%

Notice/Term

12 Month Bond

Expected rate

Min. Invest

£1000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
12 Month Fixed Account
AER

1.83%

Notice/Term

12 Month Bond

Min. Invest

£5000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
18 Month Fixed Term Deposit
AER

1.80%

Notice/Term

18 Month Bond

Min. Invest

£25000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone

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Fixed Saver 1 Year
AER

1.70%

Notice/Term

1 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£500

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Online Fixed Rate Bond (Issue 2)
AER

1.50%

Notice/Term

31.10.18

Min. Invest

£2000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Online Fixed Rate Bond (Issue 2)
AER

1.50%

Notice/Term

31.10.18

Min. Invest

£2000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Vanquis Bank Savings
AER

1.65%

Notice/Term

1 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£1000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
HBZ UK Fixed Rate e-Deposit
AER

1.65%

Notice/Term

12 Month Bond

Min. Invest

£1000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Fixed Term (1 Year)
AER

1.56%

Notice/Term

1 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£1000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
1 Year Fixed Rate Account
AER

1.50%

Notice/Term

1 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£1000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
1 Year Fixed Term Deposit
AER

1.54%

Notice/Term

1 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£1000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Bank of Cyprus Fixed Rate Bond
AER

1.35%

Notice/Term

1 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£10000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
UTB 1 Year Bond
AER

1.65%

Notice/Term

1 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£500

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Fixed Deposit Account
AER

1.25%

Notice/Term

1 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£1000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
1 Year Fixed Rate E-bond
AER

1.10%

Notice/Term

1 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£500

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Fixed Saver 2 Year
AER

1.85%

Notice/Term

2 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£500

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
18 Month Flexible Term Saver
AER

1.70%

Notice/Term

18 Month Bond

Min. Invest

£500

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Vanquis Bank Savings
AER

1.90%

Notice/Term

2 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£1000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
2 Year Fixed Rate E-bond
AER

1.35%

Notice/Term

2 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£500

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
2 Year Fixed Term Bond
AER

1.80%

Notice/Term

2 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£500

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
2 Year Fixed Rate Account
AER

1.60%

Notice/Term

2 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£1000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
2 Year Fixed Term Deposit
AER

1.82%

Notice/Term

2 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£1000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Fixed Term (2 Year)
AER

1.81%

Notice/Term

2 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£1000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Bank of Cyprus Fixed Rate Bond
AER

1.45%

Notice/Term

2 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£10000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Vanquis Bank Savings
AER

2.00%

Notice/Term

3 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£1000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
3 Year Fixed Term Bond
AER

1.90%

Notice/Term

3 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£500

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
3 Year Fixed Term Deposit
AER

2.00%

Notice/Term

3 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£1000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Fixed Term (3 Year)
AER

1.96%

Notice/Term

3 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£1000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
3 Year Fixed Rate Account
AER

1.65%

Notice/Term

3 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£1000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Bank of Cyprus Fixed Rate Bond
AER

1.55%

Notice/Term

3 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£10000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
3 Year Fixed Rate E-bond
AER

1.50%

Notice/Term

3 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£500

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
30 Month Flexible Term Saver
AER

1.85%

Notice/Term

30 Month Bond

Min. Invest

£500

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Vanquis Bank Savings
AER

2.05%

Notice/Term

4 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£1000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
4 Year Fixed Rate Account
AER

1.85%

Notice/Term

4 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£1000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Vanquis Bank Savings
AER

2.25%

Notice/Term

5 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£1000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
5 Year Fixed Rate Account
AER

2.00%

Notice/Term

5 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£1000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
5 Year Fixed Term Bond
AER

2.06%

Notice/Term

5 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£500

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
Fixed Deposit Account
AER

2.16%

Notice/Term

5 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£1000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
5 Year Fixed Rate E-bond
AER

1.75%

Notice/Term

5 Year Bond

Min. Invest

£500

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
HBZ UK Fixed Rate e-Deposit
AER

0.80%

Notice/Term

6 Month Bond

Min. Invest

£1000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
6 Month Fixed Account
AER

0.75%

Notice/Term

6 Month Bond

Min. Invest

£5000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone

Notice Accounts

90 Day Notice
AER

1.51%

Notice/Term

90 Day

Expected rate

Min. Invest

£250

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
95 Day Notice Account
AER

1.40%

Notice/Term

95 Day

Min. Invest

£5000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
95 Day Notice Account
AER

1.40%

Notice/Term

95 Day

Min. Invest

£5000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
90 Day Notice Account Issue 1
AER

1.31%

Notice/Term

90 Day

Min. Invest

£10000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone

Sponsored Products

90 Day Notice Account Issue 1
AER

1.31%

Notice/Term

90 Day

Min. Invest

£10000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
90 Day Notice Saver
AER

1.25%

Notice/Term

90 Day

Min. Invest

£1000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
35 Day Notice Account
AER

0.80%

Notice/Term

35 Day

Min. Invest

£5000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
30 Day Notice Issue 7
AER

0.80%

Notice/Term

30 Day

Min. Invest

£1000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone

Monthly Interest

95 Day Notice Account
AER

1.40%

Notice/Term

95 Day

Min. Invest

£5000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone
90 Day Notice Account Issue 1
AER

1.31%

Notice/Term

90 Day

Min. Invest

£10000

Account Opening
  • Online
  • Branch
  • Postal
  • Phone

Our team of experts have chosen those savings accounts they believe to be Best Buys. A selection of those, for which we have arranged links are shown above, whilst products shown with a yellow background are sponsored products.

Eligible deposits with UK institutions are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme up to a maximum level of protection of £85,000 per person per institution.

Disclaimer:
All rates subject to change without notice. Please check all rates and terms before investing or borrowing.

Savings accounts: things to bear in mind…

Before immersing yourself in our lovely selection of the best savings accounts & best savings rates, take a step back. Do you know what you need from a savings account?

Savings accounts can get pretty complicated, and are designed to meet different needs. There are many considerations to make when deciding which account to choose - it's far more than simply finding the best savings rate. So it's good to get a handle on what it is you want, before jumping in...

How much have you got to save?

Some accounts are only available to you if you can commit at least a certain minimum level. Be sure to check this before you get too excited about a rate you may not be able to have!

Inflation

Just the word inflation can induce sleep in most people, but when it comes to your savings, inflation is very important. Inflation, simply put, is the rate at which the value of things goes up; a good way to think of it is to think of how much £100 would have bought you 10 years ago, and then to think of how much it would buy you now. The difference between the two is the result of inflation.

Now, if the rate of inflation is higher than the rate of interest you receive on your savings, that means the actual value of your savings is going down. So you want to make sure that your rate of interest is greater than the latest rate of inflation to make sure you actually make money on your savings!

Tax

The taxation of savings interest changed in April 2016. Basic rate taxpayers can now earn up to £1,000 in savings interest tax-free, while 40% taxpayers can only get £500 in tax-free interest and anyone paying 45% tax will have no tax-free allowance. Any amounts of interest above these tax-free amounts are taxed at the marginal rate applying to that person (20% or 40%).

From April 2016, interest will be paid to you without any tax being deducted by your bank or building society, so if you will owe tax you will need to declare it to HM Revenue & Customs.

Cash ISAs will continue to be paid with interest tax-free, regardless of your tax status, so this is always a good first port of call for savings.

How quickly do you need to be able to get at your money?

If you need to access your money instantly, then tying your savings up in a fixed rate bond may not be the best idea! On the flipside, if you don’t need access to your money for a while (you’re saving for your retirement for instance), having your money in an instant access (or no notice) savings account isn’t particularly good either.

If you use your savings as part of managing your cash flow (you dip into your savings, but then pay back into them regularly), and you want to use an ISA for this, make sure it has a ‘flexible’ feature that allows you to add and withdraw funds without affecting your annual ISA allowance.

How do you want your interest paid?

The usual options for the payment of interest are yearly or monthly (although other options such as quarterly do exist). Annual interest best suits those best who don’t need to touch their savings very often, whereas monthly interest is good for those such as pensioners, who have to derive a regular income from their savings.

How do you want to manage your account?

We’re all different. Some of us prefer managing our accounts by popping down to the local branch in our lunch hour, while others like to keep track of our finances in the evening using online banking. Whatever your preference, be sure the account you select can be operated the way that suits you.