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This comparison simply includes all savings accounts.

RCI Bank
Freedom Savings Account RCI Bank
Min deposit £100
Term Instant Access
Interest AER 1.35%

Why we like it: 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)

Aldermore
Easy Access Account Aldermore
Min deposit £1000
Term Easy Access
Interest AER 1.25%

Why we like it: Earn 1.00% gross/AER on balances from £1,000 to £1 million. Unlimited withdrawals without restriction or loss of interest.

Aldermore
Notice Cash ISA Aldermore
Min deposit £1000
Term 30 Day Notice
Interest AER 1.30%

Why we like it: Unlimited withdrawals subject to 30 days notice.

Cynergy Bank
Fixed Rate Cash ISA Cynergy Bank
Min deposit £500
Term 1 Year
Interest AER 1.63%

Why we like it: Minimum deposit £500. Transfer in ISAs held elsewhere - no limit. Eligible deposits covered by UK FSCS.

Zenith Bank UK
Fixed Rate Bond Zenith Bank UK
Min deposit £1000
Term 1 Year
Interest AER 1.87%

Why we like it: Interest paid at annually. Minimum deposit £1,000, maximum £2,000,000. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

Zenith Bank UK
Fixed Rate Bond Zenith Bank UK
Min deposit £1000
Term 2 Years
Interest AER 2.00%

Why we like it: Interest paid at annually. Minimum deposit £1,000, maximum £2,000,000. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

Zenith Bank UK
Fixed Rate Bond Zenith Bank UK
Min deposit £1000
Term 3 Years
Interest AER 2.15%

Why we like it: Interest paid at annually. Minimum deposit £1,000, maximum £2,000,000. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

Aldermore
Fixed Rate Bond Aldermore
Min deposit £1000
Term 4 Years
Interest AER 2.00%

Why we like it: Minimum deposit £1,000 - No withdrawals permitted - FSCS Protected

Aldermore
Fixed Rate Bond Aldermore
Min deposit £1000
Term 5 Years
Interest AER 2.25%

Why we like it: Minimum deposit £1,000 - No withdrawals permitted - FSCS Protected

Kuflink
Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) Kuflink
Min deposit £100
Term 5 Years
Annual Interest Target rate 7.00%

Why we like it: Why we like it: Up to £250 cashback for new investors.1, 3 or 5 year fixed term. Invest from £100 up to £20,000 this tax year (2018/19) and/or transfer in from an existing Cash ISA, Stocks & Shares ISA or IFISA. Secured by UK property. No platform or investment fees. Interest paid annually. Returns are not guaranteed and your actual returns may vary. Capital is at risk

Disclaimer: When making a peer to business loan, your capital lent to a borrower is not covered in the event of loss by the FSCS

Kuflink
Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) Kuflink
Min deposit £100
Term 3 Years
Annual Interest Target rate 6.10%

Why we like it: Why we like it: Up to £250 cashback for new investors.1, 3 or 5 year fixed term. Invest from £100 up to £20,000 this tax year (2018/19) and/or transfer in from an existing Cash ISA, Stocks & Shares ISA or IFISA. Secured by UK property. No platform or investment fees. Interest paid annually. Returns are not guaranteed and your actual returns may vary. Capital is at risk

Disclaimer: When making a peer to business loan, your capital lent to a borrower is not covered in the event of loss by the FSCS

Kuflink
Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) Kuflink
Min deposit £100
Term 1 Year
Annual Interest Target rate 5.00%

Why we like it: Why we like it: Up to £250 cashback for new investors.1, 3 or 5 year fixed term. Invest from £100 up to £20,000 this tax year (2018/19) and/or transfer in from an existing Cash ISA, Stocks & Shares ISA or IFISA. Secured by UK property. No platform or investment fees. Interest paid annually. Returns are not guaranteed and your actual returns may vary. Capital is at risk

Disclaimer: When making a peer to business loan, your capital lent to a borrower is not covered in the event of loss by the FSCS

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Compare Nationwide savings accounts

Nationwide is the world’s largest building society with a number of different types of savings accounts available. Getting the best one for your saving goals means you need to understand the pros and cons of the different types of accounts.

Current Accounts

For smaller amounts of money, a current account will often give the best rates of interest. However, if you exceed Nationwide's interest paying limit, the excess balance of your savings will earn no interest.

Instant Access Savings Accounts

If you want to save while still having access to your money whenever you need it, an instant access account is ideal. You can add and remove money to suit you, although there may be a yearly limit on the number of withdrawals you can make. Most providers will allow you to perform transfers over the phone or online, and you may be issued a cash card to use at ATMs.

Regular Savings Accounts

One of the most popular ways to save is to put a small amount of money away each month. Regular savings accounts allow you to do this while offering attractive rates of interest. There may be a yearly limit on the amount of withdrawals you can make, and you will normally have to make a minimum deposit each month or pay a penalty.

It is worth bearing in mind that it can take a long time to build up capital this way, so you may not initially see much of a return in spite of the favourable interest rates.

Fixed Rate Bonds

Fixed rate bonds offer a guaranteed rate of interest for a set period (usually between 1 and 5 years). This means they are often seen as a “safe bet”, because you know how much you will get back when the bond matures. The longer the term of the bond, the better rate you will normally get.

Cash ISAs

If you are a UK tax payer, it is often advantageous to place at least part of your savings into a cash ISA. This is because ISAs allow you to earn interest without paying tax on it. There is a limit to how much you can put into an ISA which is determined by the government for each tax year. For 2017/18 it is £20,000.

The most common types of ISAs are instant access and fixed rate. These operate similarly to instant access savings accounts and fixed rate bonds, respectively, but with the added advantage of not having to pay tax on the interest you earn.

Find the best Nationwide savings account for you

Knowing where to put your savings to get the best return is a challenge, especially with the ever-changing rates and features different providers offer. Our savings account comparison table, at the top of this page, shows you the best deals on the market to help you find the best savings account for your financial needs.

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Pensioner Bond Maturity - 5 Ideas For Your Cash

From January 2018 over 900,000 people who invested in pensioner bonds will start to see their bonds mature. Savers who have been enjoying 4% pa are going to get a shock when they look for comparable returns from cash in the current market. We have put together 5 ideas for your cash in 2018

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