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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 1.22%

Why we like it: REGULAR SAVER, LOWEST MINIMUM. Earn 1.22% 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 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 and which might be a good fit for you 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. 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.

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, making them very appealing. There is a limit to how much you can put into an ISA, 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, however, give variable rates of interest, but you can take your money out whenever you want, or put more money in later if you can afford to.

ISAs often given 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 offers you 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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