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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: SPECIAL OFFER - £125 for SWITCHING to an HSBC Advance Account. Earn 1.00% 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 Offer may be withdrawn anytime
Why we like it: SPECIAL OFFER - £100 for SWITCHING to a First Direct 1st Account. Access to Regular Saver Account paying 1.00% AER/Gross fixed for 12 months if saving between £25 and £300 a month (up to £3,600 per year). £250 interest-free overdraft (subject to status). No minimum monthly funding and no monthly account fee. Mobile banking app. UK based contact centre. Easy switching with the Current Account Switch Service. Must be 18 or older and UK resident. Get the £100 when switching as a new customer and paying in at least £1,000 within three months of the account opening
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. 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: *2.00% interest for 12 months on balances up to £1,500 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. Access to Flexclusives - Select Credit Card and low personal loan rate. Must be aged 18 or older
Why we like it: Save from £5,000 to £500,000. No additional deposits or withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected
Why we like it: MARKET LEADING. Save from £5,000 to £500,000. No additional deposits or withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected
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: Market Leading. Balances from £1,000 to £1 million. Unlimited withdrawals without restriction or loss of interest. Eligible deposits covered by UK FSCS.
Why we like it: Unlimited withdrawals subject to 95 days notice.
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)
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.