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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 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.

Instant Access Savings Accounts

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.

Fixed Rate Bonds

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.

Cash ISAs

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.

Latest news

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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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