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This comparison simply includes all savings accounts.

Aldermore
Double Access Account Aldermore
Min deposit £1000
Term Easy Access
Interest AER 0.6%

Why we like it: MARKET LEADING. 0.60% AER if customer makes two or fewer withdrawals within an anniversary year. If a customer makes three or more withdrawals in an anniversary year the rate reduces to 0.10% from the date of the third withdrawal. Monthly or annual interest. Must be UK resident and be aged 18 or older. Maximum deposit £1,000,000. Manage your account online. Covered by the FSCS

Investec Savings
Online Flexi Saver Investec Savings
Min deposit £5000
Term Instant Access
Interest AER 0.55%

Why we like it: Instant access to your savings. Unlimited deposits and withdrawals. Interest paid monthly, either to a linked current account, or adding it to your Online Flexi Saver account. Easy application process, you just need a UK mobile phone and UK driving licence or passport. Manage account online. Maximum balance £250,000. Must be aged 18 or older and have a UK address. Must have a linked UK current account. Your eligible deposits with Investec Bank are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)

RCI Bank
Freedom Savings Account RCI Bank
Min deposit £100
Term Instant Access
Interest AER 0.5%

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)

Aldermore
Easy Access Account Aldermore
Min deposit £1000
Term Easy Access
Interest AER 0.5%

Why we like it: Balances from £1,000 to £1 million. Unlimited withdrawals without restriction or loss of interest. Eligible deposits covered by UK FSCS.

RCI Bank
95 Day Notice Account RCI Bank
Min deposit £1000
Term 95 Day Notice
Interest AER 0.55%

Why we like it: Unlimited withdrawals subject to 95 days notice.

Aldermore
120 Day Notice Account Aldermore
Min deposit £1000
Term 120 Day Notice
Interest AER 0.7%

Why we like it: Unlimited withdrawals subject to 120 days notice.

The Access Bank UK
Fixed Rate Bond The Access Bank UK
Min deposit £5000
Term 1 Year
Interest AER 0.9%

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 2 Years
Interest AER 1.05%

Why we like it: MARKET LEADING. 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 1.10%

Why we like it: MARKET LEADING. 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 4 Years
Interest AER 0.95%

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 5 Years
Interest AER 1.00%

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)

Nationwide
FlexDirect Current Account Nationwide
Open With £1000
Account Type Current Account
Interest AER 2.00%

Why we like it: 2.00% interest for 12 months on balances up to £1,500 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. Access to Flexclusives - Select Credit Card and low personal loan rate. Must be aged 18 or older

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Instant Access Best Buys

Investec Bank »

Investec Bank offers a market leading instant access savings account.

  • 0.55% AER/Gross pa (variable) interest rate
  • Interest is paid monthly, either to a linked current account, or adding it to your Online Flexi Saver account
  • Unlimited deposits and withdrawals
  • Online account
  • Minimum deposit - £5,000
  • FSCS Protected

Quick online application setup from Investec Bank

 

RCI Bank »

RCI Bank offers a competitive instant access savings account.

  • 0.50% 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

 

Fixed Rate Best Buys

Access Bank 1 Year Fixed Rate Bond »

  • Fixed 1 Year 0.75% at time of writing
  • Interest paid annually
  • Open online
  • Minimum deposit - £5,000
  • FSCS Protected up to £85,000

Quick online application from Access Bank

Access Bank 2 Year Fixed Rate Bond »

  • Fixed 2 Year 0.90% at time of writing
  • Interest paid annually
  • Open online
  • Minimum deposit - £5,000
  • FSCS Protected up to £85,000

Quick online application from Access Bank

Access Bank 3 Year Fixed Rate Bond »

  • Fixed 3 Year 1.00% at time of writing
  • Interest paid annually
  • Open online
  • Minimum deposit - £5,000
  • FSCS Protected up to £85,000

Quick online application from Access Bank

High Interest Current Account

Nationwide FlexDirect Current Account »

Whilst general interest rates are low some banks and building societies are offering high interest current accounts as an alternative. Nationwide's FlexDirect Current Account offers a rate of 2.00% AER for savings.

  • Fixed interest on balances up to £1,500 - 2.00% AER
  • No monthly fee
  • No fees on arranged overdrafts for the first 12 months
  • Must pay in £1,000 per month
  • FSCS Protected

For more information and to apply for Nationwide FlexDirect Account

Santander 123 Account »

Santander's 123 Current Account also offer a competitive rate of 0.60% AER for savings.

  • Fixed interest on balances up to £20,000 - 0.60% AER
  • £5 monthly fee
  • Up to 3% cashback on household bills
  • Must pay in £500 per month
  • FSCS Protected

For more information and to apply for Santander 123 Account

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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