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This comparison simply includes all savings accounts.

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 Offer may be withdrawn anytime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 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 £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

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)

RCI Bank
Fixed Rate Bond RCI Bank
Min deposit £1000
Term 5 Years
Interest AER 0.95%

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 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.

Current Accounts

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.

Instant Access Savings Accounts

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.

Regular Savings Accounts

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.

Fixed Rate Bonds

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.

Cash ISAs

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.

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