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Lloyds 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 Offer may be withdrawn anytime.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 Lloyds savings accounts
Lloyds offer a variety of savings accounts to match the needs of different kinds of savers. Working out which account is best for you means thinking about how much you want to save, how long you want to do it over and how much money you can commit, either as a lump sum or on a regular basis.
By comparing these factors to the various types of accounts Lloyds offer (see below) you can make an informed choice that will help you meet your saving goals.
Getting the best interest rate for smaller sums often means keeping your money in your current account.
If your savings go over the limit on which your current account will pay interest, however, you will need to look into moving the balance elsewhere. You also need to be wary of the fact that some accounts will pay a high introductory rate for a fixed period which can then drop significantly.
If you want to be able to add to and take money from your savings whenever you need to, an instant access account is likely the best choice. You will often be issued with a cash card, so you can make withdrawals from cash machines, and will likely have the option for phone and online banking too.
One thing to note is that many instant access accounts limit the number of withdrawals you can make each year, and you may have to pay a penalty if you exceed this.
Regular savings accounts are designed to allow you to put away small monthly deposits with the aim of building up a large nest egg over time. There will normally be minimum and maximum monthly deposits, and there may be a limit on how many withdrawals you can make per year.
Regular savings accounts generally offer good rates of interest, but it takes a while to build up significant capital, so your initial returns from this may be modest.
Fixed rate bonds offer guaranteed (and often very attractive) rates of interest for a set period. During this period you are normally not able to add or remove any funds to or from the account, so you need to be sure you won’t need the money any time soon. The longer the life of the bond, the more money you will normally get back in interest.
ISAs allow UK taxpayers to earn interest on the money deposited in them without paying tax on that interest. There is a limit to how much you can place into an ISA each year, which is determined by the UK government. For the 2017/18 tax year that amount is £20,000.
The two main types of cash ISAs are instant access and fixed term. Instant access cash ISAs offer variable interest rates, but you can add and remove money from them whenever suits you. Fixed term ISAs only last for a set period, during which you cannot deposit extra funds or withdraw money, but in exchange you get a fixed rate of interest for the life of the bond.
Find the best Lloyds savings account for you
Our savings account comparison tool, found at the top of this page, makes it easy to compare the different types of savings accounts available from across the market and see which is currently offering the best deal. That way you can be confident you are getting the most possible back from your money.