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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

HSBC
Advance Current Account HSBC
Open With £1750
Account Type Current Account
Features Get £125 when you Switch

Why we like it: SPECIAL OFFER - £125 for SWITCHING to an HSBC Advance Account. Earn 1.00% AER/gross when you save between £25 and £250 per month. Arranged overdraft limit of at least £1,000 on account opening. Money banking app. No monthly account fee. Easy switching with the Current Account Switch Service. Must be 18 or older and be UK resident. Must pay in £1,750 per month or £10,500 over 6 months. Must be approved for an arranged overdraft of £1,000+. Get the £125 when switching to an HSBC Advance Account as a new customer with at least 2 Direct Debits or standing orders. Eligibility criteria and T&C’s apply. Offer may be withdrawn anytime

First Direct
1st Current Account First Direct
Open With £1
Account Type Current Account
Features Get £100 when you Switch

Why we like it: SPECIAL OFFER - £100 for SWITCHING to a First Direct 1st Account. Access to Regular Saver Account paying 1.00% AER/Gross fixed for 12 months if saving between £25 and £300 a month (up to £3,600 per year). £250 interest-free overdraft (subject to status). No minimum monthly funding and no monthly account fee. Mobile banking app. UK based contact centre. Easy switching with the Current Account Switch Service. Must be 18 or older and UK resident. Get the £100 when switching as a new customer and paying in at least £1,000 within three months of the account opening

Santander
123 Current Account Santander
Open With £500
Account Type Current Account
Features 0.60% 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

The Access Bank UK
Fixed Rate Bond The Access Bank UK
Min deposit £5000
Term 1 Year
Interest AER 0.55%

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

The Access Bank UK
Fixed Rate Bond The Access Bank UK
Min deposit £5000
Term 2 Years
Interest AER 0.7%

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

The Access Bank UK
Fixed Rate Bond The Access Bank UK
Min deposit £5000
Term 3 Years
Interest AER 0.8%

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

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)

Aldermore
Easy Access Account Aldermore
Min deposit £1000
Term Easy Access
Interest AER 0.3%

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

RCI Bank
95 Day Notice Account RCI Bank
Min deposit £1000
Term 95 Day Notice
Interest AER 0.45%

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

RCI Bank
Fixed Rate Bond RCI Bank
Min deposit £1000
Term 4 Years
Interest AER 0.9%

Why we like it: Which? Recommended Savings Provider. Save from £1,000 to £1,000,000. No withdrawals before the end of the term. Your eligible deposits with RCI Bank UK Limited are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)

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Compare Aldermore savings accounts

Aldermore is a retail bank that specialises in savings and lending for SMEs and individuals. The company has a strong focus on providing a fast, smooth service to their customers. They offer a variety of savings accounts to suit different types of savers and their needs.

Fixed Rate Accounts

Commonly known as “fixed rate bonds”, this type of account offers a guaranteed rate of interest for the life of the bond in exchange for not being able to access your money during this period.

Aldermore offer fixed rate accounts for periods of 1-5 years with a minimum deposit of just £1,000. The longer the term of the bond, the better interest rate you will be offered and you can take your interest monthly, annually or when the bond matures.

Easy Access Savings Accounts

Aldermore’s easy access account allows you to deposit and withdraw money whenever you like with no fees or penalties. You can start an account with a minimum deposit of £1,000 and make as many withdrawals as you like.

An easy access account lets you earn interest while still giving you instant access to your money when necessary. Aldermore allows you to manage your account online, by phone or by post.

Notice Savings Accounts

Similar to its easy access accounts, Aldermore’s notice accounts can be opened with just £1,000 and allow you to add or withdraw money as often as you like. The difference is that you have to give 30 days’ notice before making a withdrawal, but in exchange you will get a slightly higher interest rate than for an easy access account.

ISAs

ISAs allow UK taxpayers to earn interest on a certain amount of their savings without paying tax on the proceeds. The amount of tax-free interest you can earn is decided by the government and changes over time. For the 2017/18 tax year the amount is £20,000.

Aldermore currently offer three types of ISAs – Fixed Rate Cash ISAs, Notice Cash ISAs and an Easy Access Help to Buy ISA. These give different interest rates and conditions on adding and withdrawing funds. The Easy Access Help to Buy ISA also provides a bonus when used towards purchasing a property if you are a first time buyer.

ISAs do not tend to offer the best interest rates, so you need to consider whether the amount you are likely to save in tax will be more than the extra interest you could earn from a higher paying account.

Find the best savings account for you

The types of accounts, interest rates and other features providers, such as Aldermore, offer change regularly to reflect market conditions and consumer demand. This can make it hard to know what the best offers are for you at any given moment.

Our savings account comparison table at the top of this page allows you to quickly contrast some of the best savings accounts currently available from across the industry. These deals are frequently updated, meaning you can always stay on top of the most attractive savings opportunities on offer.

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