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This comparison simply includes all savings accounts.

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 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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