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Nationwide
FlexDirect Current Account Nationwide
Open With £1000
Account Type Current Account
Interest AER 5.00%

Why we like it: 5.00% interest for 12 months on balances up to £2,500 for the first year. You must pay in £1,000 or more each month to receive interest (excluding transfers from any Nationwide account held by you or anyone else). 12 month fee-free arranged overdraft available. No monthly fee. Must be aged 18 or older.

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.

AA Savings
Easy Saver AA Savings
Min deposit £100
Term Instant Access
Interest AER 1.15%

Why we like it: Free withdrawals and no notice period. Deposit from £100. Includes a fixed bonus of 0.95% gross fixed for the first 12 months. Quick and easy online application

Oak North
Fixed Rate Bond Oak North
Min deposit £1000
Term 12 Months
Interest AER 1.87%

Why we like it: £1,000 minimum deposit, £250,000 maximum. Interest paid on maturity. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

Oak North
Fixed Rate Bond Oak North
Min deposit £1000
Term 18 Months
Interest AER 1.95%

Why we like it: £1,000 minimum deposit, £250,000 maximum. Interest paid on maturity. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

Oak North
Fixed Rate Bond Oak North
Min deposit £1000
Term 24 Months
Interest AER 2.14%

Why we like it: £1,000 minimum deposit, £250,000 maximum. Interest paid on maturity. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

Oak North
Fixed Rate Bond Oak North
Min deposit £1000
Term 30 Months
Interest AER 2.16%

Why we like it: £1,000 minimum deposit, £250,000 maximum. Interest paid on maturity. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

RCI Bank
Fixed Rate Bond RCI Bank
Min deposit £1000
Term 3 Years
Interest AER 2.31%

Why we like it: Save from £1,000 to £1,000,000. No withdrawals before the end of the term. RCI Bank are protected up to a total of €100,000 by the FGDR (Fonds de Garantie Dépôts et de Résolution), the French deposit protection scheme. Apply online.

Vanquis
Fixed Rate Bond Vanquis
Min deposit £1000
Term 4 Years
Interest AER 2.52%

Why we like it: Minimum deposit £1,000. Interest paid monthly or annually. Apply online. Eligible deposits covered by UK FSCS.

Vanquis
Fixed Rate Bond Vanquis
Min deposit £1000
Term 5 Years
Interest AER 2.66%

Why we like it: Minimum deposit £1,000. Interest paid monthly or annually. Apply online. Eligible deposits covered by UK FSCS.

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.

Current Accounts

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.

Instant Access Savings Accounts

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.

Fixed Rate Bonds

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.

Cash ISAs

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.

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