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HSBC Savings Accounts
Why we like it: Tiered interest: £1 to £10,000 – 1.10% Gross/AER, £10,001 to £50,000 – 1.33% Gross/AER, £50,001 to £500,000 – 1.38% Gross/AER. Unlimited payments and withdrawals. Interest paid annually. Open in a single or a joint name. Maximum deposit £500,000. Open and manage account online. FSCS Protected. Must be UK resident. Must be aged 16 or older
Why we like it: Interest paid annually. Open in a single or a joint name. Maximum deposit £250,000. FSCS Protected. Winner of Platinum Feefo Trusted Service Award in 2021. Must be UK resident and be aged 18 or older. No withdrawals permitted
Why we like it: Interest paid on maturity. Automatic repayment to your linked account. Maximum deposit £250,000. FSCS Protected. Must have a UK residential address and be aged 18 or older. No withdrawals permitted. Can’t have held an Investec Online Flexi Saver or Fixed Rate Saver in the last 12 months
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: SPECIAL OFFER - Get £150 when you switch to a First Direct 1st Account, or if you're not ready to switch £20 welcome when you open a current account. You also get access to a 3.5% AER/gross fixed for 12 months Regular Saver Account 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. For the £150 switching cash offer you need to open a 1st Account, switch your everyday banking to us using the Current Account Switch Service and pay in at least £1,000 within three months of opening the account. To get the £20 welcome cash offer you need to open a 1st Account and log into our app / online banking within three months of opening the account. This offer can’t be added to any other joiner or switcher offer
Why we like it: Earn 0.75% AER (variable) interest on balances up to a maximum of £20,000. Up to 3% cashback on household bills - 1% on council tax bills, Mobile and home phone bills, broadband and paid-for TV packages, and Santander monthly mortgage payments. 2% on Gas and electricity bills, Santander Home Insurance premiums and Santander Life Insurance premiums, and 3% on water bills. Monthly fee of £4. 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.
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. Voted best British Bank and Best Current Account 2018 - 2021 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: Save from £5,000 to £500,000. No additional deposits or withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected
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: Unlimited payments and withdrawals. Interest paid annually. Open in a single or a joint name. Maximum deposit £250,000. FSCS Protected. Winner of Platinum Feefo Trusted Service Award in 2021. Must be UK resident and be aged 18 or older
Why we like it: Register for a free Raisin UK Account to apply for product and receive a £25 cash bonus for deposits of £10,000 or more. Interest paid monthly. Maximum deposit £85,000. FSCS Protected. Must be UK resident and aged 18 or older.
Why we like it: Unlimited payments and withdrawals. Interest paid annually. Open in a single or a joint name. Maximum deposit £500,000. Open and manage account online. FSCS Protected. Must be UK resident. Must be aged 16 or older
Compare HSBC savings accounts
Getting the most out of your savings means making smart choices about where to put them. HSBC offer a range of different account types which can help you build on your savings over time. Knowing which account is right for you means making sure you are aware of all the different options available. Read on to see some of the main types of accounts you should consider.
The best rates of interest are often found with current accounts, although you will only get those rates on deposits up to a certain size.
Getting the best rate may mean you have to switch to a new current account provider, and it is worth checking whether the rate is just for an introductory period or if you can expect it to carry on at that level in the long term.
If your savings exceed the amount on which your current account pays interest, an instant access savings account offers many of the same benefits. You will be able to take your money out and put more in to suit you, and you may even be issued a card that lets you take cash out at ATMs.
Many accounts now come with internet and phone banking for extra convenience, but be aware there may be a limit on the number of times you can take money out each year.
If you want to build savings up over time, a regular savings account will let you put a little away each month to do just that. They normally offer good rates of interest, although it may take a while to see the benefit as your capital will likely be quite low initially.
You will normally have to agree to make a minimum monthly deposit and there will likely be a maximum monthly deposit as well to prevent you building your savings faster if you later have more money to spare.
You can get attractive rates of interest with fixed rate bonds with the added benefit that those rates are guaranteed for the life of the bond. The downside is you won’t be able to take funds back out until the bond matures (typically after 1-5 years). Generally, the longer the term of the bond, the better interest rate you will get, making fixed rate bonds a good choice for long term saving.
British taxpayers normally pay tax on the interest they earn on their savings. However, cash ISAs allow you to earn interest on the money you place into them without paying tax. The amount you can put in is determined by the UK government and is £20,000 for the 2017/18 tax year.
You will normally have the choice of two main types of ISA: instant access and fixed term. Instant access cash ISAs offer variable rates of interest, and you can put money in and take it out at any time. Fixed term cash ISAs last for a set period during which you cannot make additional deposits or withdrawals. They pay a guaranteed rate of interest for the life of the ISA, much like a fixed rate bond.
Find the best HSBC savings account for you
Picking the best account for you when there are so many to choose from is a challenge, which is why we offer a savings account comparison tool. Head up to the top of the page to compare the best savings accounts from across the market to see which is the best fit for your saving goals.