This comparison simply includes all savings accounts.
Best TSB Current Account
Why we like it: Discounts available when you shop at certain major high street stores and supermarkets, as well as some holidays, cinema, concert tickets and events. All year round family travel insurance, UK breakdown cover, mobile phone and gadget insurance
Why we like it: All year round travel insurance , UK breakdown cover, mobile phone and gadget insurance, and certain discounts available to account holders for some major stores and supermarkets, cinema tickets, holidays, events and concerts.
Why we like it: INNOVATIVE NEW BANKING SERVICE powered by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks. Get your current account and instant access savings account working together. Earn 0.50% AER on ALL instant access credit balances and 0.25% AER on current account balances up to £2,000. Fee free
Why we like it: BEST SELLING CASHBACK CURRENT ACCOUNT. Earn 3.00% AER (variable) interest on balances from £3,000 up to a maximum of £20,000. Up to 3% CASHBACK on various household bills. Monthly fee of £5. Must pay in £500 pm.
Why we like it: £100 for switching into account. £250 interest free overdraft. Free banking if paying over £1,000 per month. £100 if not satisfied after 6 months
Why we like it: Top 20% of Reward Customers earn on average £217 - You can earn Rewards on Direct Debits from your current account for: • Council tax • Gas, electricity and water supply • Home and mobile phone, TV package and broadband fees
Disclaimer: To apply for this account you must be aged 18 or over. UK resident. Not been declared bankrupt in last 6 years.
Why we like it: Earn rewards of up to £180 a year when you bank with Barclays - Get an annual loyalty reward of £84 plus £60 on your Barclays residential mortgage and £36 on your Barclays home and contents insurance. Start earning rewards with a monthly £3 fee based on £800 paid into your account and 2 direct debits paid out every month
TSB Classic Plus Current Account
Described as the ‘current account that gives you plusness’, TSB offer a great deal on its Classic Plus current account. This account has one of the lowest minimum monthly pay-ins at £500 per month so is well-suited to anyone who finds it difficult to meet the minimum payments of some other accounts.
They also offer 5% AER (variable) interest on balances up to £2,000. Interest is paid monthly and to earn it you simply pay in a minimum of £500 a month and register for Internet Banking, paperless statements and paperless correspondence.
Unusually, you don't need to have any direct debits going out of the account if it's just the interest you want.
TSB also offer, as standard:
- TSB Visa debit card with contactless option
- An optional fee free £25 planned overdraft is available
- An account with no monthly fees
- Full access to your account online, through mobile banking or in branch
- TSB also has the full £75,000 UK savings safety guarantee
The TSB Classic Plus pays 5pc AER variable on the first £2,000 in your account, making it the top account for lower sums. This rate will be dropping in January 2017 to 3% up to £1,500.
One of the biggest incentives on offer is the opportunity to earn 5% cashback a month on the first £100 of contactless payments. This includes Apple and Android Pay up until 30 September 2017. Take advantage of this and you could earn up to £104 in a year. Usually reserved for ‘cash back credit cards’ this is a great way to spend and see some returns.
What is cashback?
Cashback, defined simply, is money back from the purchases you make. So at 2pc you would earn back £2 if you paid £200 for something. These small savings do add up so it’s very worth pursuing cashback deals on items you would usually buy and this offer is a great way to get started with cashback and contactless payments.
Useful Information to Know
- The headline 5% rate will be cut to 3% on up to £1,500 from 4 January 2017.
- Contactless cashback offer ends 31 December 2016 for existing customers, or 30 September 2017 for accounts opened after 1 June
- You'll get 5% cashback on the first £100 spent each month on your contactless debit card up to 30 September 2017, as long as you're registered for internet banking.
With this account you must log in to your Internet Banking regularly to check your paperless correspondence. If you don’t log in within 12 months, TSB may have turn off your paperless correspondence, which will mean you won’t get your interest.
Overall, this account is particularly great for those people who pay in lower sums each month. The £25 fee free overdraft is a safe way to avoid accidental bank charges and keep your finances in order.