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RBS Savings Accounts
Why we like it: MARKET LEADING - REGULAR SAVER, LOWEST MINIMUM. Earn 1.30% gross/AER variable. Open with £1. Unlimited free withdrawals. Interest paid monthly or annually. Manage your account online. FSCS protected
Why we like it: MARKET LEADING RATE. No notice period. Deposit from £100. Interest paid monthly or annually. Apply in minutes.
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.
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.
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
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
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 RBS savings accounts
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) offers various accounts targeted at different kinds of savers. Knowing which is best for you means being clear about your own financial situation and saving goals. Below you can find out more about the types of savings accounts RBS has to offer so you have a better idea which is right for you.
A current account may well offer you the best return on relatively small amounts of money. 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. However, if your balance exceeds the limit on your current account you will usually earn no interest on the excess.
If there is too much money in your current account, you will generally get a better return by moving it to a different kind of account.
If you want to a deposit a lump sum while retaining the option to add to it later or take money out when you need it, an instant savings account may be best. There are normally no fees or penalties for adding and removing funds, although there may be an annual limit on how often this can be done.
Many instant access accounts allow you to take money out at cash points, making them especially convenient. You will normally also be able to make online and phone transfers when you need to.
If you have a lump sum that you don’t need to use any time soon, a fixed rate bond can offer very good returns. The headline advantage is that you get a guaranteed rate of interest for a set period (often 1-5 years), although you cannot normally touch your money until that period expires.
The longer the life of the bond, the better interest rate you will usually get. Some providers may allow you to make early withdrawals but this will usually incur a penalty in the form of lost interest.
ISAs allow you to avoid paying tax on the interest you earn from the money deposited in them. This can make a very significant difference to the return you earn, especially if you are a higher rate tax payer. The amount you can deposit is set annually by the government and is £20,000 for 2017/18.
You main options with an ISA are instant access and fixed term accounts. An instant access cash ISA gives a variable rate of interest, but lets you add and take away funds whenever needed. You will get a higher rate with a fixed term cash ISA and this rate will be guaranteed for a set period, but you cannot take money out or put more in during the lifetime of the account.
Find the best RBS savings account for you
Using our savings account comparison table, above, you can see exactly what the best deals currently on the market have to offer you. These deals are frequently updated to reflect the best value we can find from across the industry, so make sure to check back regularly to stay up-to-date.