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This comparison simply includes all savings accounts.

Leeds Building Society
Limited Issue Online Access Account Leeds Building Society
Min deposit £1000
Term Instant Access
Interest AER 4.85%

Why we like it: Interest paid annually. Unlimited deposits and withdrawals. Open and manage online. FSCS Protected. Must be UK resident and be aged 18 or older

Wombat Invest
GB Bank Base Rate Tracker Savings Account brought to you by Wombat Invest
Min deposit £500
Term Easy Access
Interest AER 4.91%

Why we like it: Easy access savings account that tracks the Bank of England base rate. Wave goodbye to the constant cycle of account hopping and forget waiting for banks to pass on higher interest rates. Interest rate moves with the Bank of England base rate, guaranteeing a fixed margin of up to 0.5% below, and adjusts the very next day. Easy access to your money with once a month withdrawals, without notice and without fees. Earn daily interest on your money, and experience the power of compounding to make your savings work harder. Maximum deposit £250,000. Wombat has partnered with GB Bank to bring you the Base Rate Tracker. GB Bank is an award-winning, fully authorised and regulated UK bank. FSCS eligible on your deposits. Must be UK resident. Must be aged 18 or older

Chip
Instant Access Account Chip
Min deposit £1
Term Instant Access
Interest AER 4.84%

Why we like it: A new savings account from Chip built to move with the Bank of England and reward you faster than the banks. Interest paid monthly. Deposit and withdraw almost instantly. No fees or charges for holding account. FSCS eligible on your deposits. Must be UK resident. Must be aged 18 or older.

Yorkshire Building Society
Easy Access Saver Yorkshire Building Society
Min deposit £1
Term Instant Access
Interest AER 4.80%

Why we like it: Save from £1. Unlimited payments and withdrawals. Interest paid annually. Open in a single or a joint name. Maximum deposit £500,000. Open and manage account online. FSCS Protected. Must be UK resident. Must be aged 16 or older

Post Office
Online Saver Account Post Office
Min deposit £1
Term Instant Access
Interest AER 4.75%

Why we like it: Choose monthly or annual interest payments. Unlimited deposits and withdrawals. 24/7 access to your savings. Open and manage online. After 12 months the rate will revert to the underlying rate, currently 1.55% gross/AER variable. Post Office Online Saver is provided by Bank of Ireland UK. Must be UK resident. Must be aged 18 or older. FSCS protected

RCI Bank
Freedom Savings Account RCI Bank
Min deposit £100
Term Instant Access
Interest AER 4.75%

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)

Investec Savings
Online Flexi Saver Investec Savings
Min deposit £5000
Term Instant Access
Interest AER 4.70%

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
E-Volve 14 Day Notice Account RCI Bank
Min deposit £1000
Term 14 Day Notice
Interest AER 4.80%

Why we like it: All funds deposited into the RCI Bank E-Volve Savings 14 Day Notice Account will be used to fund pure electric vehicles and charging facilities. Interest paid monthly or annually. Manage account online. UK-based support, seven days a week. Which? Recommended Savings Provider. Unlimited withdrawals subject to 14 days notice. Must be UK resident. Must be aged 18 or older. Your eligible deposits with RCI Bank UK Limited are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)

Investec Savings
90 Day Notice Account Investec Savings
Min deposit £5000
Term 90 Day Notice
Interest AER 5.25%

Why we like it: Unlimited deposits and withdrawals. Interest paid monthly: can be added to your Notice Saver or paid to your linked account. Easy application process, you just need a UK mobile phone and UK driving licence or passport. Manage account online. Maximum balance £250,000. Withdrawals subject to 90 days notice. Must be aged 18 or older and have a UK address. Must have a linked UK current account

Aldermore
Fixed Rate Bond Aldermore
Min deposit £1000
Term 9 Months
Interest AER 5.05%

Why we like it: 9 month term, minimum deposit £1,000, no withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

Aldermore
Fixed Rate Bond Aldermore
Min deposit £1000
Term 1 Year
Interest AER 5.11%

Why we like it: 1 year term, minimum deposit £1,000, no withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

Aldermore
Fixed Rate Bond Aldermore
Min deposit £1000
Term 18 Months
Interest AER 4.65%

Why we like it: Minimum deposit £1,000 - No withdrawals permitted - FSCS Protected

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What is the current account switch service?

Choosing a bank or building society account is an important decision. You want to make sure that your bank account can provide you with everything that you need and more. 

You may have settled with your current bank account; however, that doesn’t mean that you are stuck with that particular account. In fact, you can make a current account switch. 

What is a current account switch?

If you have found that your current bank account is not working for you, then you may want to consider making a full switch to another account. Switching an account means that you are going to be moving both your incoming and outgoing payments and your direct debits and standing orders from one bank account to another. 

You may be put off by the idea of switching your bank account because it is going to take time and effort, but we are here to tell you that there are plenty of things that you can do to make the switching process easier and as stress-free as possible. 

Our guide to switching bank accounts

Can I switch?

The first thing that you should is to check that you are able to switch your bank account. The good news is that 99% of all current accounts can be switched, and it doesn’t matter which bank or building society you are with. 

That said, there are some bank accounts that you are not going to be able to switch. These are joint accounts (unless both parties give permission), savings accounts, ISAs and payment accounts that are non-sterling. 

Find a new account

Once you know whether or not you can switch, then you need to find a bank account that is going to be right for you. It is worthwhile making sure that you read all the information and details that relate to the bank accounts you are looking at, as this will ensure that you make the right decision. 

Check your eligibility

The bank account that you have picked may have certain eligibility criteria that you need to meet. This could be having a certain number of Direct Debits or that you have a set amount paid into your account each month. This is also the time when you will want to make sure that you highlight whether or not you have an existing overdraft and agree this with them. They may also want to look at your credit score too, something that many financial services look at. 

Choose your switch date

You can continue to use your old account until you reach the agreed switch date. So, it is worthwhile thinking about when closing your old account and moving to the new one is going to work best for you. It can take as long as seven working days to make the switch, which means that you need to think about what is going to work best for you and avoid choosing Saturday, Sunday a Bank Holiday.

Switch

The great news about making an account switch is that your payments, both incoming and outgoing, will be automatically redirected to your new account. This means that you don’t have to worry about any part of the process. So long as the site you give consent to has all the information that they need, then you can start the transfer of your online banking and other aspects of your bank account management too. 

Once the transfer has been made, you can start to use your new bank account, such as using an allocated debit card or receiving and sending payments. 

The process is quick and simple, and in no time at all, you will have a bank account that gives you the perfect online experience and offline experience too.




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