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This comparison simply includes all savings accounts.

Nationwide
FlexDirect Current Account Nationwide
Open With £1000
Account Type Current Account
Interest AER 5.00%

Why we like it: 5.00% interest for 12 months on balances up to £2,500 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. Must be aged 18 or older.

RCI Bank
Freedom Savings Account RCI Bank
Min deposit £100
Term Instant Access
Interest AER 1.30%

Why we like it: MARKET LEADING RATE. No notice period. Deposit from £100. Interest paid monthly or annually. Apply in minutes.

AA Savings
Easy Saver AA Savings
Min deposit £100
Term Instant Access
Interest AER 1.15%

Why we like it: Free withdrawals and no notice period. Deposit from £100. Includes a fixed bonus of 0.95% gross fixed for the first 12 months. Quick and easy online application

Oak North
Fixed Rate Bond Oak North
Min deposit £1000
Term 12 Months
Interest AER 1.87%

Why we like it: £1,000 minimum deposit, £250,000 maximum. Interest paid on maturity. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

Oak North
Fixed Rate Bond Oak North
Min deposit £1000
Term 18 Months
Interest AER 1.95%

Why we like it: £1,000 minimum deposit, £250,000 maximum. Interest paid on maturity. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

Oak North
Fixed Rate Bond Oak North
Min deposit £1000
Term 24 Months
Interest AER 2.14%

Why we like it: £1,000 minimum deposit, £250,000 maximum. Interest paid on maturity. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

Oak North
Fixed Rate Bond Oak North
Min deposit £1000
Term 30 Months
Interest AER 2.16%

Why we like it: £1,000 minimum deposit, £250,000 maximum. Interest paid on maturity. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

RCI Bank
Fixed Rate Bond RCI Bank
Min deposit £1000
Term 3 Years
Interest AER 2.31%

Why we like it: Save from £1,000 to £1,000,000. No withdrawals before the end of the term. RCI Bank are protected up to a total of €100,000 by the FGDR (Fonds de Garantie Dépôts et de Résolution), the French deposit protection scheme. Apply online.

Vanquis
Fixed Rate Bond Vanquis
Min deposit £1000
Term 4 Years
Interest AER 2.52%

Why we like it: Minimum deposit £1,000. Interest paid monthly or annually. Apply online. Eligible deposits covered by UK FSCS.

Vanquis
Fixed Rate Bond Vanquis
Min deposit £1000
Term 5 Years
Interest AER 2.66%

Why we like it: Minimum deposit £1,000. Interest paid monthly or annually. Apply online. Eligible deposits covered by UK FSCS.

Compare Co-operative Bank savings accounts

The Co-operative Bank markets itself as an “ethical bank”, which can make it an attractive option for savers with a strong social conscience. They have a range of savings options which are worth considering to see if they make a good match for your saving goals. Make sure you are familiar with all of the options the Co-operative Bank offers before making a decision.

Current Accounts

Current accounts often pay very good interest rates, so it is worth keeping as much of your savings in your current account as you can, up to the account limit. 

Although you can usually let your account balance go over the limit, you will generally earn no interest on the excess. This means you will be better moving it to an account designed specifically for savings.

Instant Access Savings Accounts

If you are keen to have an account that offers you flexibility, an instant access savings account could be just the thing. You will normally be able to put money in and take it out straightaway, whenever you want to, although there may be a yearly limit on how often you can do this.

Many instant access accounts now offer online and telephone access for making transfers, and you may also be offered a cash card allowing you to take money out at ATMs.

Fixed Rate Bonds

Savers who have a lump sum, which they don't immediately need, could see a good return by investing in one or more fixed rate bonds. These pay guaranteed rates of interest over a set period in exchange for not being able to access your money during that period. The longer you are willing to lock your money away, the better rate of interest you will normally receive.

Cash ISAs

If you are UK taxpayer, putting some of your savings into a cash ISA is likely to be beneficial. This allows you to earn interest without paying tax on it for deposits up to a yearly allowance set by the government. For the 2017/18 tax year that amount is £20,000.

You will usually be offered one of two key types of cash ISA – instant access or fixed term. These work much like instant access savings accounts and fixed rate bonds, respectively, but with the extra bonus of not paying tax on your interest.

Cash ISAs normally offer slightly lower interest rates than some other forms of saving, so make sure to weigh up the savings you will make in tax against the extra interest you could earn with alternative options.

Find the best Co-operative Bank savings account for you

Getting the best deal on your savings means being prepared to shop around. Our savings account comparison tool makes this easy for you by showing you all the best deals we can find from across the industry in one place. Check out the table at the top of the page to see the best deals on savings account available right now.

Latest news

Pensioner Bond Maturity - 5 Ideas For Your Cash

From January 2018 over 900,000 people who invested in pensioner bonds will start to see their bonds mature. Savers who have been enjoying 4% pa are going to get a shock when they look for comparable returns from cash in the current market. We have put together 5 ideas for your cash in 2018

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