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This comparison simply includes all savings accounts.

RCI Bank
Freedom Savings Account RCI Bank
Min deposit £100
Term Instant Access
Interest AER 1.20%

Why we like it: Which? Recommended Savings Provider. No notice period. Deposit from £100. Interest paid monthly or annually. Apply in minutes. Your eligible deposits with RCI Bank UK Limited are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services. Compensation Scheme (FSCS)

Shawbrook Bank
45 Day Notice Account Shawbrook Bank
Min deposit £1000
Term 45 Days Notice
Interest AER 1.30%

Why we like it: Interest can be paid monthly or annually. £500,000 maximum balance. FSCS Protected. Must be UK resident and aged 18 or older. Unlimited withdrawals subject to 45 days notice

Shawbrook Bank
120 Day Notice Account Shawbrook Bank
Min deposit £1000
Term 120 Days Notice
Interest AER 1.55%

Why we like it: Interest can be paid monthly or annually. £500,000 maximum balance. FSCS Protected. Must be UK resident and aged 18 or older. Unlimited withdrawals subject to 45 days notice

Shawbrook Bank
Fixed Rate Cash ISA Shawbrook Bank
Min deposit £1000
Term 1 Year
Interest AER 1.35%

Why we like it: Interest can be paid monthly or annually. ISA transfers in allowed. £250,000 maximum balance. FSCS Protected. Must be UK resident and aged 18 or older. No withdrawals permitted

Shawbrook Bank
Fixed Rate Bond Shawbrook Bank
Min deposit £1000
Term 1 Year
Interest AER 1.58%

Why we like it: Interest can be paid monthly or annually. £2,000,000 maximum balance. FSCS Protected. Must be UK resident and aged 18 or older. No withdrawals permitted

The Access Bank UK
Fixed Rate Bond The Access Bank UK
Min deposit £5000
Term 2 Years
Interest AER 1.70%

Why we like it: Save from £5,000 to £500,000. No additional deposits or withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

The Access Bank UK
Fixed Rate Bond The Access Bank UK
Min deposit £5000
Term 3 Years
Interest AER 1.80%

Why we like it: Save from £5,000 to £500,000. No additional deposits or withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

RCI Bank
Fixed Rate Bond RCI Bank
Min deposit £1000
Term 5 Years
Interest AER 1.90%

Why we like it: Which? Recommended Savings Provider. Save from £1,000 to £1,000,000. No withdrawals before the end of the term. Your eligible deposits with RCI Bank UK Limited are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)

RCI Bank
Fixed Rate Bond RCI Bank
Min deposit £1000
Term 4 Years
Interest AER 1.80%

Why we like it: Which? Recommended Savings Provider. Save from £1,000 to £1,000,000. No withdrawals before the end of the term. Your eligible deposits with RCI Bank UK Limited are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)

easyMoney
Premium Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) easyMoney
Min deposit £10000
Term No Fixed Term
Annual Interest Target rate 5.12%

Why we like it: Higher rates available if investing over £20,000 (6.06%) or over £100,000 (7.01%). Invest up to £20,000 this tax year and/or transfer in from an existing Cash ISA, Stocks & Shares ISA or IFISA. When you join the easyMoney family you will automatically become an easyMoney plus card member, offering savings at over 1,000 of Britain’s biggest retailers and more! e-Money Capital Ltd trading as easyMoney is authorised and regulated by the FCA (FRN 231680). As with all investing, your capital is at risk when you lend to businesses and returns are not guaranteed. No FSCS. For more details please refer to our full risk statement.

Disclaimer: When making a peer to business loan, your capital lent to a borrower is not covered in the event of loss by the FSCS

easyMoney
Classic Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) easyMoney
Min deposit £100
Term No Fixed Term
Annual Interest Target rate 3.67%

Why we like it: Invest up to £20,000 this tax year (2018/19) and/or transfer in from an existing Cash ISA, Stocks & Shares ISA or IFISA. Invest over £1,000 and you will automatically become an easyMoney plus card member, offering savings at over 1,000 of Britain’s biggest retailers and more! e-Money Capital Ltd trading as easyMoney is authorised and regulated by the FCA (FRN 231680). As with all investing, your capital is at risk when you lend to businesses and returns are not guaranteed. No FSCS. For more details please refer to our full risk statement.

Disclaimer: When making a peer to business loan, your capital lent to a borrower is not covered in the event of loss by the FSCS

Nationwide
FlexDirect Current Account Nationwide
Open With £1000
Account Type Current Account
Interest AER 5.00%

Why we like it: 5.00% interest for 12 months on balances up to £2,500 for the first year. You must pay in £1,000 or more each month to receive interest (excluding transfers from any Nationwide account held by you or anyone else). 12 month fee-free arranged overdraft available. No monthly fee. Must be aged 18 or older.

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Instant Access Best Buys

RCI Bank »

RCI Bank offers a competitive instant access savings account.

  • 1.20% AER/Gross pa (variable) interest rate
  • Interest is paid monthly or annually
  • Withdrawals - Unlimited & no penalties
  • Online account
  • Minimum deposit - £100
  • FSCS Protected

Quick online application setup from RCI Bank

Shawbrook Bank »

If you are prepared to wait a short while to access your funds, Shawbrook Bank offer a couple of very competitive notice savings accounts.

Quick online application setup from Shawbrook Bank

Fixed Rate Best Buys

1. Shawbrook Bank 1 Year Fixed Rate Bond »

  • Fixed 1 Year 1.58% at time of writing
  • Interest paid at monthly or at maturity
  • Minimum deposit - £1,000
  • Maximum deposit - £2,000,000
  • FSCS Protected up to £85,000

Quick online application from Shawbrook Bank

Access Bank 2 Year Fixed Rate Bond »

  • Fixed 2 Year 1.70% at time of writing
  • Interest is on maturity
  • Online access only
  • Minimum deposit - £5,000
  • Maximum deposit - £500,000
  • FSCS Protected up to £85,000

Quick online application from Access Bank

 

Access Bank 3 Year Fixed Rate Bond »

  • Fixed 3 Year 1.80% at time of writing
  • Interest is on maturity
  • Online access only
  • Minimum deposit - £5,000
  • Maximum deposit - £500,000
  • FSCS Protected up to £85,000

Quick online application from Access Bank

With so many different easy access savings accounts to choose from, it pays to shop around. We offer a selection of leading UK instant access accounts.

With UK savings rates at an all time low you need to take action to ensure your savings are getting the best interest deal possible.

Many savings accounts below-inflation interest rates, which means people's savings are being eroded in real terms. While there are many savings accounts on the market, many do not offer much of a financial advantage as they offer interest that only matches the base rate set by the Bank of England. We help you compare a selection of some of the best interest paying accounts. 

For savers looking to access their money regularly, a good instant access savings account will offer flexible withdrawal facilities while combining these with a good rate of interest.

See here for a comparison of leading UK instant access accounts 

If you are happy to lock your money away for a fixed term, fixed rate bonds or notice accounts offer better long-term rates of interest; such accounts generally do not allow savers to take money out until the bond has matured or provide restrictions on withdrawals and may apply penalties. The ability to access funds at short notice can be very helpful.

Surprisingly some of the best paying interest accounts available are current accounts. While many current accounts pay no interest at all, some pay up to 5% interest. Switching to a new current account is much quicker than it used to be. In September 2013 "7 Day Switching" was introduced - as long as your existing bank is signed up moving account should be painless. For latest current account deals use the dropdown menu and select high interest current accounts.

In the last few years we have seen the emergence of Peer to Peer accounts providing a way for savers to earn high levels of interest as high as 7%. Often referred to as crowd funding peer to peer websites bring together borrowers looking to get low rates on loans with savers looking to get a higher return on their savings. Peer to peer is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. For latest peer to peer deals use the dropdown menu and select peer to peer.  

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