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This comparison simply includes all savings accounts.

Cynergy Bank
Online Easy Access Account Cynergy Bank
Min deposit £1
Term Easy Access
Interest AER 1.31%

Why we like it: Unlimited deposist and withdrawals, interest paid annually. Includes 0.61% AER bonus for first 12 months. Eligible deposits covered by UK FSCS.

Aldermore
Easy Access Account Aldermore
Min deposit £1000
Term Easy Access
Interest AER 1.25%

Why we like it: Balances from £1,000 to £1 million. Unlimited withdrawals without restriction or loss of interest. Eligible deposits covered by UK FSCS.

Ford Money
Flexible Cash ISA Ford Money
Min deposit £1
Term Instant Access
Interest AER 1.27%

Why we like it: Minimum deposit £1. Unlimited deposits. Transfer in ISAs held elsewhere - no limit. Eligible deposits covered by UK FSCS.

Cynergy Bank
Fixed Rate Cash ISA Cynergy Bank
Min deposit £500
Term 1 Year
Interest AER 1.40%

Why we like it: Minimum deposit £500. Transfer in ISAs held elsewhere - no limit. Eligible deposits covered by UK FSCS.

Habib Bank Zurich
Fixed Rate Bond Habib Bank Zurich
Min deposit £1000
Term 1 Year
Interest AER 1.65%

Why we like it: Minimum deposit £1000. No withdrawals permitted. Apply online. Eligible deposits covered by UK FSCS.

The Access Bank UK
Fixed Rate Bond The Access Bank UK
Min deposit £5000
Term 2 Years
Interest AER 1.75%

Why we like it: Save from £5,000 to £500,000. No additional deposits or withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

The Access Bank UK
Fixed Rate Bond The Access Bank UK
Min deposit £5000
Term 3 Years
Interest AER 1.85%

Why we like it: Save from £5,000 to £500,000. No additional deposits or withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

Aldermore
Fixed Rate Bond Aldermore
Min deposit £1000
Term 4 Years
Interest AER 1.80%

Why we like it: Minimum deposit £1,000 - No withdrawals permitted - FSCS Protected

Aldermore
Fixed Rate Bond Aldermore
Min deposit £1000
Term 5 Years
Interest AER 2.00%

Why we like it: Minimum deposit £1,000 - No withdrawals permitted - FSCS Protected

easyMoney
Premium Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) easyMoney
Min deposit £10000
Term No Fixed Term
Annual Interest Target rate 5.12%

Why we like it: Higher rates available if investing over £20,000 (6.06%) or over £100,000 (7.01%). Invest up to £20,000 this tax year and/or transfer in from an existing Cash ISA, Stocks & Shares ISA or IFISA. When you join the easyMoney family you will automatically become an easyMoney plus card member, offering savings at over 1,000 of Britain’s biggest retailers and more! e-Money Capital Ltd trading as easyMoney is authorised and regulated by the FCA (FRN 231680). As with all investing, your capital is at risk when you lend to businesses and returns are not guaranteed. No FSCS. For more details please refer to our full risk statement.

Disclaimer: When making a peer to business loan, your capital lent to a borrower is not covered in the event of loss by the FSCS

easyMoney
Classic Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA) easyMoney
Min deposit £100
Term No Fixed Term
Annual Interest Target rate 3.67%

Why we like it: Invest up to £20,000 this tax year (2018/19) and/or transfer in from an existing Cash ISA, Stocks & Shares ISA or IFISA. Invest over £1,000 and you will automatically become an easyMoney plus card member, offering savings at over 1,000 of Britain’s biggest retailers and more! e-Money Capital Ltd trading as easyMoney is authorised and regulated by the FCA (FRN 231680). As with all investing, your capital is at risk when you lend to businesses and returns are not guaranteed. No FSCS. For more details please refer to our full risk statement.

Disclaimer: When making a peer to business loan, your capital lent to a borrower is not covered in the event of loss by the FSCS

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.

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Compare Ulster savings accounts

Ulster Bank 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. See below for a selection of saving accounts.

Current Accounts

A current account may well offer you the best return on relatively small amounts of money. 

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.

Instant Access Savings Accounts

Ulster bank eSavings currently offers a market leading instant access account of 1.25% AER/Gross pa (variable) which can be accessed online, by telephone or via a mobile app.

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.

Fixed Rate Bonds

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.

Cash ISAs

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 Ulster Bank 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.

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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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