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This comparison simply includes all savings accounts.

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.

RCI Bank
Freedom Savings Account RCI Bank
Min deposit £100
Term Instant Access
Interest AER 1.30%

Why we like it: MARKET LEADING RATE. No notice period. Deposit from £100. Interest paid monthly or annually. Apply in minutes.

AA Savings
Easy Saver AA Savings
Min deposit £100
Term Instant Access
Interest AER 1.15%

Why we like it: Free withdrawals and no notice period. Deposit from £100. Includes a fixed bonus of 0.95% gross fixed for the first 12 months. Quick and easy online application

Oak North
Fixed Rate Bond Oak North
Min deposit £1000
Term 12 Months
Interest AER 1.87%

Why we like it: £1,000 minimum deposit, £250,000 maximum. Interest paid on maturity. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

Oak North
Fixed Rate Bond Oak North
Min deposit £1000
Term 18 Months
Interest AER 1.95%

Why we like it: £1,000 minimum deposit, £250,000 maximum. Interest paid on maturity. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

Oak North
Fixed Rate Bond Oak North
Min deposit £1000
Term 24 Months
Interest AER 2.14%

Why we like it: £1,000 minimum deposit, £250,000 maximum. Interest paid on maturity. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

Oak North
Fixed Rate Bond Oak North
Min deposit £1000
Term 30 Months
Interest AER 2.16%

Why we like it: £1,000 minimum deposit, £250,000 maximum. Interest paid on maturity. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

RCI Bank
Fixed Rate Bond RCI Bank
Min deposit £1000
Term 3 Years
Interest AER 2.31%

Why we like it: Save from £1,000 to £1,000,000. No withdrawals before the end of the term. RCI Bank are protected up to a total of €100,000 by the FGDR (Fonds de Garantie Dépôts et de Résolution), the French deposit protection scheme. Apply online.

Vanquis
Fixed Rate Bond Vanquis
Min deposit £1000
Term 4 Years
Interest AER 2.52%

Why we like it: Minimum deposit £1,000. Interest paid monthly or annually. Apply online. Eligible deposits covered by UK FSCS.

Vanquis
Fixed Rate Bond Vanquis
Min deposit £1000
Term 5 Years
Interest AER 2.66%

Why we like it: Minimum deposit £1,000. Interest paid monthly or annually. Apply online. Eligible deposits covered by UK FSCS.

Compare Barclays business current accounts

Barclays is one of the UK’s best known high street banks offering both personal and business banking. They have different kinds of business current account to suit different types of customers, so it is a good idea to check exactly what their various accounts have to offer to see which might be a good fit for your company’s banking needs.

Types of Barclays business bank accounts

Barclays offer current accounts for businesses with two main payment plan options – these are their Mixed Payments Plan and e-Payments Plan.  

With both plans you will receive a guaranteed level of support and a monthly loyalty reward, which means the longer you keep your business banking with Barclays, the less you will pay in bank charges. It is free to take cash out at an ATM and make internal electronic transfers with both plans, but other fees vary from plan to plan.

Mixed Payments Plan

This plan requires you to pay a small fee per transaction for electronic payments (in and out) and a slightly higher fee per £100 for cash payments (in and out). You will also need to pay per transaction for cheques and assisted payments (in and out) and pay a monthly account fee.

This account is ideal for business customers who will be taking and making payments in a range of ways on a regular basis.

e-Payments Plan

With this plan, electronic payments in and out are free, but you will pay a higher rate per £100 for cash payments (in and out) and per transaction (in and out) for cheques and assisted payments compared to the Mixed Payments Plan. There is also a slightly higher monthly account fee.

This type of account is best for companies that take and make most of their payments electronically.

What to look for in a business bank account

Whether you choose to take out a business current account with Barclays, or decide to investigate what their competitors have to offer, there are certain key features it is worth looking out for:

  • Interest rates paid on credit balances
  • What overdraft facility is offered and any associated fees and interest rates
  • Standing charges i.e. monthly or quarterly fees for having the account
  • Transaction fees
  • Introductory offers (such as 12 months free business banking)
  • Online and phone banking (standard with most modern business accounts)
  • Any extra financial tools offered (such as banking apps)
  • How much support the bank provides with different types of business accounts

Find the best business current account for you

When sorting out your business banking, it is important to get the best deal possible. This can save you from paying more than you need to in fees and interest charges, and can help you earn money if you are likely to be in credit most of the time.

However, knowing which of the many banks and building societies on the market offers the best value for you can be difficult. This is why we offer a free business current account comparison tool, to help make your life easier.

All you have to do is head to the top of the page and you can see the key features of the best value accounts from all the leading lenders. This means you can easily compare and contrast the various accounts to see which is the best fit for your needs, allowing you to get a great deal on your business banking.

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