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This comparison simply includes all savings accounts.

Yorkshire Building Society
Internet Saver Plus Yorkshire Building Society
Min deposit £10000
Term Instant Access
Interest AER 1.33%

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

Hampshire Trust Bank
Fixed Rate Bond Hampshire Trust Bank
Min deposit £1
Term 1 Year
Interest AER 2.60%

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

Investec Savings
Fixed Rate Bond Investec Savings
Min deposit £5000
Term 1 Year
Interest AER 2.55%

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

RCI Bank
Freedom Savings Account RCI Bank
Min deposit £100
Term Instant Access
Interest AER 1.32%

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)

First Direct
1st Account First Direct
Open With £1
Account Type Current Account
Features Get £150 to switch or £20 to open

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

Santander
123 Current Account Santander
Open With £500
Account Type Current Account
Features 0.75% AER Interest Up To £20,000

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.

Starling Bank
Mobile App Bank Account Starling Bank
Open With £0
Account Type Mobile Bank Account
Features Fee FREE Account Pays 0.05% AER

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

The Access Bank UK
Fixed Rate Bond The Access Bank UK
Min deposit £5000
Term 2 Years
Interest AER 2.90%

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

Investec Savings
Online Flexi Saver Investec Savings
Min deposit £5000
Term Instant Access
Interest AER 1.25%

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)

Hampshire Trust Bank
Online Easy Access Account Hampshire Trust Bank
Min deposit £1
Term Instant Access
Interest AER 1.15%

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

Leeds Building Society
2 Year Regular Saver Account Leeds Building Society
Min deposit £100
Term 2 Years, with one free withdrawal each year
Interest AER 1.45%

Why we like it: Monthly regular saver account. Deposit up to £250 per month (maximum £6,000 over the term). Withdrawals are limited to 1 each year without loss of interest (including account closure). Further withdrawals (including account closure) will be subject to 30 days’ loss of interest on an equivalent amount to that withdrawn. Interest paid annually. Open and manage online. FSCS Protected. Minimum opening and operating balance £100. If the balance falls below £100, the rate of interest which shall apply is 0.05% Gross/AER. Variable interest rate. Must be UK resident and be aged 18 or older

Brown Shipley
Easy Access Account Brown Shipley
Min deposit £1000
Term Instant Access
Interest AER 1.10%

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.

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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.

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 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

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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