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This comparison simply includes all savings accounts.

Santander
Everyday Current Account Santander
Open With £1
Account Type Current Account
Features Fee FREE Account Earn up to 15% cashback

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

HSBC
Advance Current Account HSBC
Open With £1750
Account Type Current Account
Features Get £125 when you Switch

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 Offer may be withdrawn anytime

First Direct
1st Current Account First Direct
Open With £1
Account Type Current Account
Features Get £100 when you Switch

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

Santander
123 Current Account Santander
Open With £500
Account Type Current Account
Features 0.60% AER Interest Up To £20,000 £5 pm Account Fee

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

The Access Bank UK
Fixed Rate Bond The Access Bank UK
Min deposit £5000
Term 1 Year
Interest AER 0.55%

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 2 Years
Interest AER 0.7%

Why we like it: MARKET LEADING. 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 0.8%

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

RCI Bank
Freedom Savings Account RCI Bank
Min deposit £100
Term Instant Access
Interest AER 0.4%

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)

Aldermore
Easy Access Account Aldermore
Min deposit £1000
Term Easy Access
Interest AER 0.3%

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.

RCI Bank
95 Day Notice Account RCI Bank
Min deposit £1000
Term 95 Day Notice
Interest AER 0.45%

Why we like it: Unlimited withdrawals subject to 95 days notice.

RCI Bank
Fixed Rate Bond RCI Bank
Min deposit £1000
Term 4 Years
Interest AER 0.9%

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)

RCI Bank
Fixed Rate Bond RCI Bank
Min deposit £1000
Term 5 Years
Interest AER 0.95%

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)

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Compare Yorkshire Bank savings accounts

Yorkshire Bank operates as a trading division of Clydesdale Bank. Their different savings accounts offer various features making some more suitable for long term saving and others better for short term, flexible saving.

Below we explain the main kinds of savings accounts Yorkshire Bank offers and how they could suit your saving needs.

Current Accounts

It will likely make sense to keep as much of your savings as possible in your current account as these usually offer good rates, up to a threshold. 

If you exceed your deposit threshold, you may not earn any interest at all on the excess balance. In this case, you will almost certain benefit from transferring the non-earning portion of your savings into a dedicated savings account.

Instant Access Savings Accounts

If having the ability to add and remove money from your savings account whenever you need it appeals, an instant access savings account is a good choice. There is normally no fee or penalty for making deposits and withdrawals, although there may be a yearly limit on how many you can make.

Most instant access accounts now come with online and telephone banking and you may also benefit from a cash card allowing you to take money out at cash points.

Fixed Rate Bonds

Savers who want a relatively safe way of earning a return should look closely at fixed rate bonds. They offer a guaranteed rate of interest over a set period (generally 1-5 years) in exchange for locking your money away until the period expires. Usually you will get a better interest rate the longer the bond lasts for, so these can be a very attractive choice for long term saving.

Cash ISAs

If you normally have to pay UK tax, you will likely benefit from taking out a cash ISA. These allow you to legally avoid tax on the interest you earn on deposits beneath an annual limit set by the government. For the 2017/18 tax year that amount is £20,000.

There are two basic types of ISA you need to consider – instant access and fixed term. These essentially act like instant access savings accounts and fixed term bonds respectively, but with the added bonus of not needing to pay tax on the interest you earn.

It is worth noting that the interest rates on cash ISAs tend to be a little lower than for some other types of savings accounts. This means you have to weigh up your likely tax savings against the amount you stand to potentially lose by taking a lower interest rate.

Find the best Yorkshire Bank savings account for you

When planning your long term finances, it is important to get the best deal on your savings account. Our savings account comparison table (above) lets you see the top offers we have sourced from across the market. This makes it easy for you to find the type of account that best matches your requirements.

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