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This comparison simply includes all savings accounts.

HSBC
Advance Current Account HSBC
Open With £1750
Account Type Current Account
Interest AER 2.75% Regular Savings

Why we like it: SPECIAL OFFER - £125 for SWITCHING to an HSBC Advance Account.Earn 2.75% AER/gross when you save between £25 and £250 per month. Arranged overdraft limit of at least £1,000 on account opening. Money banking app. No monthly account fee. Easy switching with the Current Account Switch Service. Must be 18 or older and be UK resident. Must pay in £1,750 per month or £10,500 over 6 months. Must be approved for an arranged overdraft of £1,000+. Get the £125 when switching to an HSBC Advance Account as a new customer with at least 2 Direct Debits or standing orders. Eligibility criteria and T&C’s apply. Offer may be withdrawn anytime

RCI Bank
Freedom Savings Account RCI Bank
Min deposit £100
Term Instant Access
Interest AER 0.57%

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)

Plum
Easy Access Account Plum
Min deposit £0
Term 1 Day Notice
Interest AER 0.6%

Why we like it: You need to download the Plum Savings App and sign up for the Plum Plus or Plum Pro subscription to access 0.60% AER. Plum can help you save automatically. Interest is calculated daily but is applied to your account monthly. Your money is covered by the FSCS up to £85,000, if the scheme applies to you. If you would deposit £1,000 into your savings account, without adding or withdrawing any money throughout the year, you would have a predicted £1,006 in your account at the end of the year (at 0.60% interest). Interest accounts are provided by Investec Bank, who have the right to change the rate at any time. Must be UK resident. Must be aged 18 or older

Aldermore
Easy Access Account Aldermore
Min deposit £1000
Term Easy Access
Interest AER 0.5%

Why we like it: Balances from £1,000 to £1 million. Unlimited withdrawals without restriction or loss of interest. Eligible deposits covered by UK FSCS.

RCI Bank
95 Day Notice Account RCI Bank
Min deposit £1000
Term 95 Day Notice
Interest AER 0.65%

Why we like it: Unlimited withdrawals subject to 95 days notice.

The Access Bank UK
Fixed Rate Bond The Access Bank UK
Min deposit £5000
Term 1 Year
Interest AER 1.00%

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

The Access Bank UK
Fixed Rate Bond The Access Bank UK
Min deposit £5000
Term 2 Years
Interest AER 1.10%

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

The Access Bank UK
Fixed Rate Bond The Access Bank UK
Min deposit £5000
Term 3 Years
Interest AER 1.15%

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

RCI Bank
Fixed Rate Bond RCI Bank
Min deposit £1000
Term 5 Years
Interest AER 1.05%

Why we like it: Which? Recommended Savings Provider. Save from £1,000 to £1,000,000. No withdrawals before the end of the term. Your eligible deposits with RCI Bank UK Limited are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)

RCI Bank
Fixed Rate Bond RCI Bank
Min deposit £1000
Term 4 Years
Interest AER 1.00%

Why we like it: Which? Recommended Savings Provider. Save from £1,000 to £1,000,000. No withdrawals before the end of the term. Your eligible deposits with RCI Bank UK Limited are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)

Santander
123 Current Account Santander
Open With £500
Account Type Current Account
Interest AER 0.6%

Why we like it: Earn 0.60% AER (variable) interest on balances up to a maximum of £20,000. Up to 3% CASHBACK on various household bills. Monthly fee of £5. Cashback capped at £5 for each cashback tier each month. Must pay in £500 pm.

Think Money
Mobile App Bank Account Think Money
Maximum Monthly Fee £10
Account Type Mobile Bank Account
Features A New Way to manage your money

Why we like it: Check where you’re up to anytime, anywhere with our app and online banking. Keep track of your money with real-time balance and transaction details. Instant spending alerts. Send money in seconds to your existing payees or set up new ones. Contactless debit card. Pay in cash and cheques at the Post Office. Use your fingerprint or facial recognition as a way to access your account. Lock your card if you lose it, and unlock it again if it turns up. No minimum monthly pay in. No fees if we’re refusing a payment due to lack of funds (such as if a Direct Debit bounces). No credit checks. Improve your credit score. Apply in a few minutes with no tricky questions

Compare Post Office savings accounts

Putting money into a savings account can be a smart move, as long as you find the right one for your financial circumstances and saving goals. Below is a list of the main types of savings accounts the Post Office currently offers so you can find out more before moving forward.

Current Accounts

Post Office current accounts are provided by Bank of Ireland UK. Current accounts often give better rates of interest than a lot of dedicated savings accounts, but these rates are only available on deposits up to a certain size. 

Finding the best interest rate may require you to shop around and switch to a different provider. It is worth bearing in mind that many of the best rates only apply for an introductory period. After this initial window, the interest rate may drop considerably.

Instant Access Savings Accounts

If you have a lump sum that you want the freedom to add to or take money out of, an instant access account is a wise choice. You will usually be able to make deposits and withdrawals without paying a fee, although there may be restrictions on how many times you can do this annually.

Instant access accounts can usually be managed online or by phone, and you may be issued with a cash card allowing you to make withdrawals at cash points.

Notice Savings Accounts

The Post Office currently offer a Reward Saver account, which is a form of notice savings account. This gives you a slightly better rate of interest than an instant access savings account, but in exchange you will have to give 30 days’ notice for any withdrawal. If you want to remove funds sooner than this, you will have to pay a no-notice penalty fee.

Fixed Rate Bonds

If you would like to know for definite how much you will get back from your savings, a fixed rate bond may be the best bet. You can usually deposit very large sums into a fixed rate bond if necessary, and you will earn a guaranteed rate of interest for the life of the bond. Fixed rate bonds usually last for 1 to 5 years. Bear in mind that the longer the bond term, the higher the interest rate will be.

Fixed rate bonds are best suited to long term saving, as you cannot normally take money out until the bond term expires.

Cash ISAs

When planning your savings, it is important to know that you will usually have to pay tax on the interest you receive. The exception for UK tax payers is when you place your money into a cash ISA. These allow you to earn tax-free interest on deposits up to a certain size.

This amount you can put into an ISA is set by the UK government and is £20,000 for the 2017/18 tax year.

The main types of ISAs are known as instant access cash ISAs and fixed term cash ISAs. Instant access ISAs pay variable rates of interest, and allow you to put in and take out money whenever you want. Fixed term ISAs are like fixed rate bonds, giving guaranteed interest rates over a set period in exchange for locking your money away.

Find the best Post Office savings account for you

How do you know which savings account will offer you the best deal for your savings? Our comparison tool at the top of the page allows you to easily see what the most attractive accounts from across the market have to offer. That way you can be confident that you have the best options in front of you when making a decision.

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