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This comparison simply includes all savings accounts.

Ulster Bank
eSavings Ulster Bank
Min deposit £1
Term Instant Access
Interest AER 1.25%

Why we like it: MARKET LEADING. 1.25% AER Gross (variable). Open with £1. A simple instant access savings account. Manage your account online, by telephone banking or via our mobile app. You'll need to be 18 or over and a UK resident

RCI Bank
Freedom Savings Account RCI Bank
Min deposit £100
Term Instant Access
Interest AER 1.20%

Why we like it: No notice period. Deposit from £100. Interest paid monthly or annually. Apply in minutes.

Ford Money
Flexible Saver Ford Money
Min deposit £1
Term Instant Access
Interest AER 1.12%

Why we like it: Open with £1. Unlimited deposits and withdrawals. Open an account singly or jointly. Interest can be paid monthly or annually. Eligible deposits covered by UK FSCS.

B
Current and Savings Account B
Open With £1
Account Type Current Account
Interest AER 0.5%

Why we like it: INNOVATIVE NEW BANKING SERVICE powered by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks. Get your current account and instant access savings account working together. Earn 0.50% AER on ALL instant access credit balances and 0.25% AER on current account balances up to £2,000. Fee free

Masthaven Bank
Flexible Term Saver Masthaven Bank
Min deposit £500
Term 6 Months
Interest AER 1.00%

Why we like it: 6 month term. Interest can be paid monthly or annually. Minimum deposit £500, Maximum deposit £250,000. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

Masthaven Bank
Flexible Term Saver Masthaven Bank
Min deposit £500
Term 9 Months
Interest AER 1.30%

Why we like it: 9 month term. Interest can be paid monthly or annually. Minimum deposit £500, Maximum deposit £250,000. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

Masthaven Bank
Flexible Term Saver Masthaven Bank
Min deposit £500
Term 18 Months
Interest AER 1.70%

Why we like it: 18 month term. Interest can be paid monthly or annually. Minimum deposit £500, Maximum deposit £250,000. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

Ford Money
Fixed Saver Ford Money
Min deposit £500
Term 1 Year
Gross AER 1.70%

Why we like it: Minimum deposit £500. Open an account singly or jointly. Interest can be paid monthly or annually. Eligible deposits covered by UK FSCS.

The Access Bank UK
Fixed Rate Bond The Access Bank UK
Min deposit £5000
Term 1 Year
Interest AER 1.85%

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

Masthaven Bank
Flexible Term Saver Masthaven Bank
Min deposit £500
Term 30 Months
Interest AER 1.85%

Why we like it: 30 month term. Interest can be paid monthly or annually. Minimum deposit £500, Maximum deposit £250,000. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

The Access Bank UK
Fixed Rate Bond The Access Bank UK
Min deposit £5000
Term 2 Years
Interest AER 2.00%

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

Vanquis
Fixed Rate Bond Vanquis
Min deposit £1000
Term 4 Years
Interest AER 2.10%

Why we like it: Minimum deposit £1,000. Interest paid monthly or annually. Apply online. Eligible deposits covered by UK 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. Right now, TSB are offering 5% AER on their TSB current account for balances up to £2,000, while Santander pay 1.5% AER up to a limit of £20,000.

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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