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Marks And Spencer 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 Marks & Spencer savings accounts
Marks & Spencer’s financial services division is known as M&S Bank. They provide a number of different savings options for their customers, which might be a good fit for you. This will depend on your personal finances and saving objectives.
Below we explain the main types of accounts M&S Bank offers to savers.
If your savings are relatively modest at this point, keeping them in your current account might be your best move. Current accounts generally pay good rates of interest, but only up to a certain deposit limit.
When your savings exceed the deposit limit on your account, you will normally not earn any interest on the excess balance. This should be moved to an alternative account to ensure the best overall return.
Flexible saving can be very appealing, especially to those who aren’t sure what their financial situation will be like in the near future. An instant access savings account lets you put money in and take it out when it suits you. However, bear in mind there may be a limit on how many withdrawals you can make each year.
If you want to get a guaranteed return on a lump sum, a fixed rate bond is ideal. These pay a set rate of interested over a pre-agreed period. The trade-off is that you cannot access your money during this period, so fixed rate bonds are generally best for long term saving. The longer you can afford to lock your money away, the better interest rate you will normally get.
ISAs allow UK taxpayers to earn tax-free interest on their savings, which make them very appealing. There is a limit to how much you can put into an ISA, which is set each year by the government. For 2017/18 this is £20,000.
ISAs will generally fall into one of two camps – fixed term or instant access. A fixed term ISA works like a fixed rate bond, giving a guaranteed interest rate for a set period during which you can’t use your money. Instant access ISAs give variable rates of interest, but provide the freedom to take your money out whenever you want and put more money in later if you can afford to.
ISAs often give slightly lower rates than other types of savings accounts, so this must be offset against the tax incentives on offer to see which type of savings account is the best value overall.
Find the best Marks & Spencer savings account for you
Given that there are many different brands and products on the market to choose from, getting the right one for you can seem a daunting task. Our savings account comparison tool at the top of the page lets you see the different benefits, including all the latest interest rates, of various accounts so you can make an informed decision.