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This comparison simply includes all savings accounts.

Aldermore
Easy Access Account Aldermore
Min deposit £1000
Term Easy Access
Interest AER 0.5%

Why we like it: Balances from £1,000 to £1 million. Unlimited withdrawals without restriction or loss of interest. Eligible deposits covered by UK FSCS.

Nationwide
Triple Access Online Saver Nationwide
Min deposit £1
Term 1 Year, with three free withdrawals
Interest AER 0.5%

Why we like it: Make up to three withdrawals during the 12-month term of this account. Open with £1. Manage your account online. Interest paid at maturity. FSCS Protected. Must be UK resident and aged 16 or older. Make more than three withdrawals and the rate drops to 0.01% AER/gross p.a. (variable). Not available in branch

RCI Bank
Freedom Savings Account RCI Bank
Min deposit £100
Term Instant Access
Interest AER 0.4%

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)

Plum
Easy Access Account Plum
Min deposit £0
Term 1 Day Notice
Interest AER 0.55%

Why we like it: You need to download the Plum Savings App and sign up for the Plum Plus or Plum Pro subscription to access 0.60% AER. Plum can help you save automatically. Interest is calculated daily but is applied to your account monthly. Your money is covered by the FSCS up to £85,000, if the scheme applies to you. If you would deposit £1,000 into your savings account, without adding or withdrawing any money throughout the year, you would have a predicted £1,006 in your account at the end of the year (at 0.60% interest). Interest accounts are provided by Investec Bank, who have the right to change the rate at any time. Must be UK resident. Must be aged 18 or older

RCI Bank
95 Day Notice Account RCI Bank
Min deposit £1000
Term 95 Day Notice
Interest AER 0.65%

Why we like it: Unlimited withdrawals subject to 95 days notice.

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

Aldermore savings accounts review

Aldermore is a retail bank offering personal and business banking. They provide a range of high interest accounts offering flexible access to your money, including instant access savings accounts.

Aldermore Easy Access Account

The Aldermore Easy Access Account is their version of an instant access account. It allows you to add and withdraw money from the account whenever you like, giving you complete flexibility with your savings.

Features include:

  • Fast setup – open an account, complete identity checks and deposit your savings in minutes
  • Open an account with just £1,000
  • Unlimited withdrawals
  • Manage your accounts online, by phone or by post
  • No upper age limit, suitable as a savings account for over 60s
  • Easy saver rates

Aldermore Notice Accounts

The Aldermore Notice Account is similar to an easy access account in that you can add savings whenever you like and make unlimited withdrawals. However, you have to give the bank 30 days’ notice for a withdrawal and in exchange you will get a better interest rate than for an instant access account.

Features include:

  • Guaranteed minimum interest rate for an introductory period
  • Fast setup – open an account, complete identity checks and deposit your savings in minutes
  • Open an account with just £1,000
  • Add funds whenever you like
  • Unlimited withdrawals (subject to 30 day notice period)
  • Manage your accounts online, by phone or by post

Aldermore Notice Cash ISAs

The Aldermore Notice Cash ISA is like a notice account, with the same 30 days’ notice period for withdrawals, except you pay no tax on deposits up to the current ISA threshold (£20,000 for the 2017/18 tax year).

Features include:

  • Guaranteed minimum interest rate for an introductory period
  • Option to split your ISA allowance between any of Aldermore’s cash ISA products
  • Make instant withdrawals when necessary in exchange for a deduction of interest equivalent to the notice period
  • Fast setup – open an account, complete identity checks and deposit your savings in minutes

Aldermore Easy Access Help to Buy: ISA

The Easy Access Help to Buy: ISA from Aldermore is a government-backed ISA, and it is designed to help people saving up for their first home. The government will give you a bonus of 25% of your savings when you complete the purchase of your first property. You can add and remove funds whenever you like, subject to a maximum monthly deposit limit.

Features include:

  • Open an account with as little as £1
  • Deposit up to £200 per month
  • Option to add an extra £1,000 in the first month
  • Get 25% extra from the government once you have a balance of at least £1,600
  • Maximum bonus of £3,000
  • Fast setup – open an account, complete identity checks and deposit your savings in minutes
  • Manage your accounts online, by phone or by post
  • Unlimited withdrawals (but funds can only be repaid within the £200 a month deposit limit)

Compare Aldermore instant access savings accounts

Which Aldermore savings account will be best for you will depending on the amount you have to save, what you are saving for and your personal circumstances. In many instances it may be worth keeping your savings in a current account, as some current accounts offering highly competitive interest rates.

For example, at the moment the Santander 123 current account offers 1.50% AER/1.49% gross (variable) on balances up to £20,000 as well as cashback of between 1-3% on a variety of household bills, all for an account fee of just £5 per month.

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