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Sainsburys Savings Accounts
Why we like it: No minimum monthly funding or monthly fee to maintain the account. Earn up to 15% cashback with Retailer Offers. Stress-free account switching in 7 days with the Current Account Switch Service. £300 ATM withdrawal per day, Arranged Overdraft facility (subject to status). Online and Mobile Banking with text and email alerts. Must be 18 or older and live in the UK permanently. 39.94% EAR overdraft charge. Bank is registered with the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), so any money you keep will be fully protected, up to £85,000
Why we like it: Free current account. Pays 0.05% AER interest on balances up to £85,000. Get set up in minutes. Send money abroad: Fast and secure money transfers to bank accounts in 38 countries worldwide. No fees when you pay with your card abroad or withdraw money. Get a spotlight on your spending: See what you’ve spent instantly with real-time payment notifications. 3 month interest holiday on the first £500 of an arranged overdraft. Best British Bank and Best Current Account in 2020 at the British Bank Awards. Awarded 5 stars by Defaqto. Bank is registered with the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), so any money you keep will be fully protected, up to £85,000
Why we like it: A bank account that can build credit history. No credit check during sign up. Apply straight from your mobile. Instant online decision. Get your Contactless Debit Mastercard within 3-5 working days. Add Creditbuilder onto your account and it could help build your credit rating at no extra cost. Deposit cash into your account at any Post Office UK branch. Money is available in your account immediately. Manage your account 24/7 from any device with the banking app - get real time balance information, statements, add payees send payments and apply for extras. Automatic payment alerts. UK based Customer Services Team. Your money is protected up to £85,000 by the FSCS (Financial Services Compensation Scheme)
Why we like it: Can be opened by or on behalf of any child up to the age of 18. Debit or cash card available for those aged between 13 and 18. Monthly interest. No monthly fee. For children under age 13, the account must be opened in trust and managed by an adult (trustee). If you’re aged between 13 and 18 years old and live permanently in the UK you can apply online by telephone or in branch. No overdraft facility. 1% interest on the entire balance once the balance is £100, 2.00% AER/1.98% gross (variable) on the entire balance once the balance is £1,500, 3.00% AER/2.96% gross (variable) on the entire balance once the balance is £1,500 or over (up to a maximum of £2,000). Bank is registered with the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), so any money you keep will be fully protected, up to £85,000
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)
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)
Why we like it: Market Leading. Balances from £1,000 to £1 million. Unlimited withdrawals without restriction or loss of interest. Eligible deposits covered by UK FSCS.
Compare Sainsbury’s savings accounts
Sainsbury’s Bank is wholly owned by the supermarket chain Sainsbury’s. It has a range of financial products for savers, with their various products aimed at different kinds of savers. Knowing which is the best fit for you requires some research, so we have laid out the key types of savings accounts Sainsbury’s Bank offers below to make things easier.
For savers with a lump sum that they want to be able to add to or withdraw from at their convenience, an instant access account is a good choice. You will normally be able to make a large deposit when you open the account, then make additional deposits and withdrawals whenever you need to.
You may be issued a cash card, which gives you the freedom to make withdrawals at a cash point. Most instant accounts now come with phone and telephone banking making it quick and easy to carry out transfers. Some instant access accounts will place a yearly limit on how many withdrawals you can make and there may be a penalty, such as loss of interest, if you exceed this limit.
If you have a lump sum that you do not need to use in the near future, a fixed rate bond (sometimes called a “fixed term account”) can help you maximise your return. In exchange for agreeing not to touch your money for a set period (often 1 to 5 years), you will be given a guaranteed interest rate for the duration of that set period. The longer the bond lasts, the better interest rate you will receive, making this a great deal for long term savers.
For most UK tax payers it is likely to be worthwhile placing at least some of your savings into an ISA. ISAs allow you to earn interest without paying tax on it, but only for deposits up to a yearly limit set by the government. For the 2017/18 tax year that amount is £20,000.
ISAs generally fall into two main camps – instant access and fixed term. Instant access cash ISAs pay variable interest rates, but allow you to put in and take out money whenever it is convenient for you. Fixed term cash ISAs generally pay slightly higher rates which are fixed for the life of the ISA. However, like with a fixed rate bond, you cannot take money out of a fixed term ISA until it reaches maturity.
Find the best Sainsbury’s savings account for you
Whatever your financial circumstances and saving objectives, there should be a number of accounts on the market that will potentially be a good match for you. Our saving accounts comparison tool (see above) lets you quickly and efficiently compare the various top offers from different providers. That way, you can find a great deal on a savings account that suits your needs without having to manually check every single provider’s offerings one by one.