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Bank Of Cyprus Savings Accounts
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
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
Why we like it: SPECIAL OFFER - Get £125 when you switch to an HSBC Advance Bank 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 using the Current Account Switch Service within 30 days of account opening, with at least 2 Direct Debits or standing orders. Eligibility criteria and T&C's apply. Offer may be withdrawn anytime. Offer isn’t available to customers who have held a HSBC current account, or opened a first direct account since 1 January 2018.
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
Why we like it: A bank account that can build credit history. No credit check during sign up. Apply straight from your mobile. Instant online decision. Get your Contactless Debit Mastercard within 3-5 working days. Add Creditbuilder onto your account and it could help build your credit rating at no extra cost. Deposit cash into your account at any Post Office UK branch. Money is available in your account immediately. Manage your account 24/7 from any device with the banking app - get real time balance information, statements, add payees send payments and apply for extras. Automatic payment alerts. UK based Customer Services Team. Your money is protected up to £85,000 by the FSCS (Financial Services Compensation Scheme)
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
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)
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)
Why we like it: Market Leading 1 Year Fixed Rate Bond. Register for a free Raisin UK Account to apply for product and receive a cash bonus. Interest paid on maturity. Maximum deposit £85,000. FSCS Protected. Must be UK resident and aged 18 or older. No withdrawals permitted
Why we like it: Register for a free Raisin UK Account to apply for product and receive a cash bonus. Interest paid on maturity. Maximum deposit £85,000. FSCS Protected. Must be UK resident and aged 18 or older. No withdrawals permitted
Why we like it: Market Leading 3 Year Fixed Rate Bond. Minimum deposit £1,000 - No withdrawals permitted - FSCS Protected
Why we like it: Market Leading 4 Year Fixed Rate Bond. Minimum deposit £1,000 - No withdrawals permitted - FSCS Protected
Compare Bank of Cyprus savings accounts
Below are some of the best savings options on offer from the Bank of Cyprus
High street banks have increased their current account interest rates to entice more customers to switch accounts. However, the current accounts usually have a low threshold over which interest is not paid.
If your savings goes over the interest-paying threshold, you might want to deposit the excess capital into another savings account.
The Bank of Cyprus currently offer a euro online current account, which provides competitive interest but is only available for euros.
If you want to obtain competitive interest, as well as the ability to withdraw from you savings, an instant access account could be the best option for you.
The instant access account from the Bank of Cyprus offers comparatively high interest as well as access to your savings. Unlike their current account, it is possible to deposit sterling into their instant access account.
Easy access accounts are usually more or less identical to instant access accounts, except there may be a delay when you want to make a withdrawal from your savings.
The Bank of Cyprus has an online easy access account, which allows you to earn a high rate of interest on your savings and enables you to withdraw from your savings online.
It should be noted that the high interest rate is only available for the first 12 months and reverts back to a much lower underlying interest rate thereafter.
On the whole, notice savings accounts have higher interest rates than run of the mill savings accounts. However, in exchange for higher interest, you have to give a certain amount of notice before removing funds, which can be between 40 and 95 days.
The notice account from the Bank of Cyprus offers slightly lower interest than their easy and instant access accounts, but the interest will not dramatically drop after the first year.
Fixed rate bonds often provide attractive rates of interest, which do not change over the course of the bond. Although the interest rates are higher than the majority of other savings options, you cannot withdraw from a fixed rate bond without a significant penalty.
The Bank of Cyprus provide two different fixed rate products: fixed rate bonds and flexibonds.
Their fixed rate bond runs from between 1 and 3 years with their highest rate of interest. Their flexibond offers a medium rate of interest and the ability to withdraw a certain percentage from your savings, giving you more freedom with your capital.
If you have a substantial amount of savings and you are looking to benefit from £20,000 tax-free interest ISA allowance, you could explore the ISAs the Bank of Cyprus have on offer.
The Cash ISA from the Bank of Cyprus offers the ability to withdraw from your savings and earn tax-free interest, in exchange for a lower interest rate than their other products.