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This comparison simply includes all savings accounts.

Santander
Everyday Current Account Santander
Open With £1
Account Type Current Account
Features Fee FREE Account Earn up to 15% cashback

Why we like it: No minimum monthly funding or monthly fee to maintain the account. Earn up to 15% cashback with Retailer Offers. Stress-free account switching in 7 days with the Current Account Switch Service. £300 ATM withdrawal per day, Arranged Overdraft facility (subject to status). Online and Mobile Banking with text and email alerts. Must be 18 or older and live in the UK permanently. 39.94% EAR overdraft charge. Bank is registered with the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), so any money you keep will be fully protected, up to £85,000

Nationwide
FlexAccount Current Account Nationwide
Open With £1
Account Type Current Account
Features Fee FREE Account

Why we like it: Everyday current accout. No monthly account fee. Access to Flexclusives - Select Credit Card and low personal loan rate. Bank is registered with the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), so any money you keep will be fully protected, up to £85,000

Starling Bank
Mobile App Bank Account Starling Bank
Open With £0
Account Type Mobile Bank Account
Features Fee FREE Account Pays 0.05% AER

Why we like it: Free current account. Pays 0.05% AER interest on balances up to £85,000. Get set up in minutes. Send money abroad: Fast and secure money transfers to bank accounts in 38 countries worldwide. No fees when you pay with your card abroad or withdraw money. Get a spotlight on your spending: See what you’ve spent instantly with real-time payment notifications. 3 month interest holiday on the first £500 of an arranged overdraft. Best British Bank and Best Current Account in 2020 at the British Bank Awards. Awarded 5 stars by Defaqto. Bank is registered with the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), so any money you keep will be fully protected, up to £85,000

Santander
123 Current Account Santander
Open With £500
Account Type Childrens Current Account
Features 0.30% AER Interest Up To £20,000 £5 pm Account Fee

Why we like it: Earn 0.60% AER (variable) interest on balances up to a maximum of £20,000. Up to 3% CASHBACK on various household bills. Monthly fee of £5. Cashback capped at £5 for each cashback tier each month. Must pay in £500 pm. Bank is registered with the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), so any money you keep will be fully protected, up to £85,000

Nationwide
FlexDirect Current Account Nationwide
Open With £1000
Account Type Current Account
Features 2% AER Interest (T&Cs)* Fee Free Account

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. Bank is registered with the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), so any money you keep will be fully protected, up to £85,000

Nationwide
FlexPlus Current Account Nationwide
Open With £1
Account Type Current Account
Features Free insurance £13 pm Account Fee

Why we like it: UK & Europe Breakdown Cover, Worldwide family travel and mobile phone insurance, and commission-free cash withdrawals and card payments abroad. Free mobile banking app, text alerts and secure online banking. Access to Flexclusives - Select Credit Card and low personal loan rate. £13 monthly account fee. Bank is registered with the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), so any money you keep will be fully protected, up to £85,000

Santander
123 Mini Current Account Santander
Open With £0
Account Type Childrens Current Account
Features Children 18 or under 3% AER Interest (T&Cs)

Why we like it: Can be opened by or on behalf of any child up to the age of 18. Debit or cash card available for those aged between 13 and 18. Monthly interest. No monthly fee. For children under age 13, the account must be opened in trust and managed by an adult (trustee). If you’re aged between 13 and 18 years old and live permanently in the UK you can apply online by telephone or in branch. No overdraft facility. 1% interest on the entire balance once the balance is £100, 2.00% AER/1.98% gross (variable) on the entire balance once the balance is £1,500, 3.00% AER/2.96% gross (variable) on the entire balance once the balance is £1,500 or over (up to a maximum of £2,000). Bank is registered with the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), so any money you keep will be fully protected, up to £85,000

Yorkshire Building Society

YBS have a range of easy-access and online savings options that could help you get started with saving.

They do not have current accounts available at the moment.
 
However, Norwich & Peterborough Building Society, who are part of the Yorkshire Building Society Group, do offer current account facilities.

Their online savings accounts include:

Help to Buy: ISA

This is a great scheme that helps you save with a 2.00% tax-free p.a./AER variable. You can open this Cash ISA with up to £1,200 in the first calendar month, a calendar month being the start to end of each month. During the following months, you can then save up to £200 per calendar month.

This account is designed for first time buyers saving for their first UK residential property. The name ‘help to buy’ is due to the 25% bonus incentive from the Government on your savings. The minimum bonus is £400 based on savings of £1,600 with a maximum bonus of £3,000 based on £12,000 saved. There are some rules :

  • Withdrawals are permitted but won’t qualify for a Government bonus
  • This is not a flexible ISA so subject to subscription limits

Internet Saver

You can save from as little as £1, up to a maximum of £1 million at 0.50% gross p.a/AER variable. With this account you can:

  • Opt to receive an ATM card to withdraw money at any LINK ATM
  • Make as many withdrawals online as you like
  • Monthly and annual interest options
  • View your balance and transfer money online whenever you choose

E-ISA

You can open this account with just £10 and save at 0.50%p.a./AER variable.
With this account you can:

  • Transfer in ISAs from other providers - charges may apply so check with your existing provider
  • Make withdrawals online by transferring money to any account you choose
  • Annual interest
  • View your balance, recent transactions and statements online

Easy Access Savings Account

This is a cash card saver meaning you’ll be able to withdraw money from it at any ATM. You can earn interest on your savings at the rate of 0.25% gross p.a./AER variable and open it with £10 or more.
With this account you can:

  • Make as many withdrawals as you like - the minimum operating balance is zero
  • Register to view your balance, manage payments and transfer money online whenever you choose
  • Get 24-hour access to your money with a card you can use at any LINK ATM
  • Receive interest once a year

Triple Access Saver

Much like a traditional savings account. This is a passbook account. With the Triple Access Saver you can save from £100 up to £2 million and add to the account whenever you like. You will earn interest at 0.60% gross p.a./AER variable. With this account you can:

  • Close your account with no loss of interest by using one of your 3 withdrawal days
  • Manage your account with a Passbook in any of their branches
  • Make withdrawals on 3 days each account year based on the anniversary of the account opening

RSPCA Saver

This savings account is open to both adults and children and you can save from £10 up to £2million.

With this account you can support the RSPCA as they’ll donate 0.25% of the average daily balance in all RSPCA accounts to the RSPCA each year. You can also:

  • Manage your account with a Passbook in any of their branches
  • Make withdrawals on any four days each account year based on the anniversary of the account opening

Yorkshire Building Society have a great range of options for people to begin saving.

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