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This comparison simply includes all savings accounts.

Post Office
Online Saver Post Office
Min deposit £1
Term Instant Access
Interest AER 1.30%

Why we like it: MARKET LEADING - REGULAR SAVER, LOWEST MINIMUM. Earn 1.30% gross/AER variable. Open with £1. Unlimited free withdrawals. Interest paid monthly or annually. Manage your account online. FSCS protected

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.

Ford Money
Flexible Saver Ford Money
Min deposit £1
Term Instant Access
Interest AER 1.17%

Why we like it: Open with £1. Unlimited deposits and withdrawals. Open an account singly or jointly. Interest can be paid monthly or annually. Eligible deposits covered by UK FSCS.

The Access Bank UK
Fixed Rate Bond The Access Bank UK
Min deposit £5000
Term 1 Year
Interest AER 1.80%

Why we like it: Save from £5,000 to £500,000. No additional deposits or withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

Ford Money
Fixed Saver Ford Money
Min deposit £500
Term 1 Year
Gross AER 1.70%

Why we like it: Minimum deposit £500. Open an account singly or jointly. Interest can be paid monthly or annually. Eligible deposits covered by UK FSCS.

The Access Bank UK
Fixed Rate Bond The Access Bank UK
Min deposit £5000
Term 2 Years
Interest AER 2.05%

Why we like it: Save from £5,000 to £500,000. No additional deposits or withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

Ford Money
Fixed Saver Ford Money
Min deposit £500
Term 2 Years
Gross AER 1.85%

Why we like it: Minimum deposit £500. Open an account singly or jointly. Interest can be paid monthly or annually. Eligible deposits covered by UK FSCS.

Masthaven Bank
Flexible Term Saver Masthaven Bank
Min deposit £500
Term 30 Months
Interest AER 1.85%

Why we like it: 30 month term. Interest can be paid monthly or annually. Minimum deposit £500, Maximum deposit £250,000. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

The Access Bank UK
Fixed Rate Bond The Access Bank UK
Min deposit £5000
Term 3 Years
Interest AER 2.25%

Why we like it: Save from £5,000 to £500,000. No additional deposits or withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

Masthaven Bank
Flexible Term Saver Masthaven Bank
Min deposit £500
Term 4 Years
Interest AER 2.23%

Why we like it: 4 year term. Interest can be paid monthly or annually. Minimum deposit £500, Maximum deposit £250,000. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

Masthaven Bank
Fixed Rate Bond Masthaven Bank
Min deposit £500
Term 5 Years
Interest AER 2.30%

Why we like it: 5 year term. Interest can be paid monthly or annually. Minimum deposit £500, Maximum deposit £250,000. 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.

Current Accounts

Getting the best interest rate for smaller sums often means keeping your money in your current account. Right now, TSB are offering 5% AER on their TSB current account for balances up to £2,000, while Santander pay 1.5% AER up to a limit of £20,000.

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.

Instant Access Savings Accounts

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

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 may be a limit on how many withdrawals you can make per year.

Regular savings accounts generally offer good rates of interest, but because it takes a while to build up significant capital, your initial returns from this may be modest.

Fixed Rate Bonds

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.

Cash ISAs

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.

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