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Milestone Savings
Fixed Rate Bond Milestone Savings
Min deposit £10000
Term 5 Years
Expected Profit Rate 2.37%

Why we like it: Interest paid annually. Open an account singly or jointly. Minimum deposit £10,000. No withdrawals permitted. Shariah compliant savings account. FSCS Protected

Masthaven Bank
Fixed Rate Bond Masthaven Bank
Min deposit £500
Term 5 Years
Interest AER 2.30%

Why we like it: 5 year term. Interest can be paid monthly or annually. Minimum deposit £500, Maximum deposit £250,000. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

The Access Bank UK
Fixed Rate Bond The Access Bank UK
Min deposit £5000
Term 3 Years
Interest AER 2.25%

Why we like it: Save from £5,000 to £500,000. No additional deposits or withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

Masthaven Bank
Flexible Term Saver Masthaven Bank
Min deposit £500
Term 4 Years
Interest AER 2.23%

Why we like it: 4 year term. Interest can be paid monthly or annually. Minimum deposit £500, Maximum deposit £250,000. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

Axis Bank
Fixed Rate Bond Axis Bank
Min deposit £1000
Term 3 Years
Interest AER 2.16%

Why we like it: Interest can be paid monthly, quarterly or at maturity - Minimum deposit £1,000 - Maximum deposit £200,000 - No withdrawals permitted - FSCS Protected

The Access Bank UK
Fixed Rate Bond The Access Bank UK
Min deposit £5000
Term 2 Years
Interest AER 2.05%

Why we like it: Save from £5,000 to £500,000. No additional deposits or withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

Masthaven Bank
Fixed Rate Bond Masthaven Bank
Min deposit £500
Term 2 Years
Interest AER 2.00%

Why we like it: 2 year term. Interest can be paid monthly or annually. Minimum deposit £500, Maximum deposit £250,000. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

Masthaven Bank
Flexible Term Saver Masthaven Bank
Min deposit £500
Term 30 Months
Interest AER 1.85%

Why we like it: 30 month term. Interest can be paid monthly or annually. Minimum deposit £500, Maximum deposit £250,000. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

Ford Money
Fixed Saver Ford Money
Min deposit £500
Term 2 Years
Gross AER 1.85%

Why we like it: Minimum deposit £500. Open an account singly or jointly. Interest can be paid monthly or annually. Eligible deposits covered by UK FSCS.

The Access Bank UK
Fixed Rate Bond The Access Bank UK
Min deposit £5000
Term 1 Year
Interest AER 1.80%

Why we like it: Save from £5,000 to £500,000. No additional deposits or withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

Ford Money
Fixed Saver Ford Money
Min deposit £500
Term 1 Year
Gross AER 1.70%

Why we like it: Minimum deposit £500. Open an account singly or jointly. Interest can be paid monthly or annually. Eligible deposits covered by UK FSCS.

Masthaven Bank
Flexible Term Saver Masthaven Bank
Min deposit £500
Term 18 Months
Interest AER 1.70%

Why we like it: 18 month term. Interest can be paid monthly or annually. Minimum deposit £500, Maximum deposit £250,000. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

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Is a Post Office fixed rate bond right for you?

Which financial product will offer you the best return usually depends on how much money you have to invest. You will usually get a better interest rate from a current account for smaller amounts of money, but there is generally quite a low cut off point above which no interest will be paid.

For example, TSB are offering 5% AER on their TSB current account for balances up to £2,000, while Santander pay 1.5% AER up to a limit of £20,000. If the amount you are looking to invest is greater than your current account will pay interest on, a fixed rate bond can be an attractive option.

With a fixed rate bond, you will get a guaranteed rate of interest for the term of the bond. The maximum deposit for a fixed rate bond is usually much higher than that on which a current account will pay interest and the longer the bond is for, the better interest rate you will normally be offered.

Common types of bonds tend to last for 1 year, 2 years, 3 years or 5 years. You may be allowed to withdraw money or close your account early, but this will generally result in a penalty calculated as a percentage of the interest you would normally earn.

Fixed rate bonds can be set up alongside your current account, allowing you to start earning interest on all of your savings without disrupting your day-to-day banking. This makes them a highly convenient way to start getting a better return on your money.

Why choose a Post Office fixed rate bond?

Post Office Ltd is a retail business owned by the UK government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Taking out one of their fixed rate bonds has the following advantages:

  • Minimum deposit of £500
  • Maximum deposit of £1million – £2million depending on the type of bond
  • Interest can be paid monthly or annually depending on the type of bond
  • Manage your account online or online, in branch and by post depending on the type of bond

Compare Post Office fixed rate bonds

The Post Office offers two main times of bonds, Online Bonds and Growth Bonds, as well as a number of cash ISAs. The standard fixed term of interest they offer is 1 year, so, if you are looking for a longer term investment to achieve a higher interest rate, you may need to look at other providers such as Aldermore, UBL or Vanquis.

Getting the best deal on fixed rate bonds

Interest rates and other features offered on any company’s fixed rate bonds are liable to change regularly. This is due to constant shifts in the market and consumer demand. As a result, it can be hard for customers to keep track of who is offering the best deal for them at any given moment.

Our fixed rate bond comparison table at the top of this page shows the most attractive deals from across the market currently available. We frequently update these results with the best offers we can find, so make sure to check back regularly.

Investing in a fixed rate bond is a serious commitment as you will be locking your savings away until the bond matures. Make sure to carefully assess your own financial situation and the return you would like to see before making a choice.

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