Instant Access

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All rates are subject to change without notice, please check with the bank or building society before investing. With fixed term notice savings accounts you can’t usually withdraw your money until the notice term has ended. Penalties may apply.

Eligible deposits are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme ‘FSCS’ up to a maximum level of £85,000 per person per registered institution.

NS&I Income Bonds

0.01% from 24/11/20
AER
Notice/Term
Minimum Required
Account Opening
1.16%
None
£500
Internet, Telephone, Post
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Newbury Building Society Existing Members Account

This account is for existing members
AER
Notice/Term
Minimum Required
Account Opening
1.10%
None
£50
Internet, Branch, Post
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Cynergy Bank Online Easy Access Account – Issue 30

This account is currently only available to existing Cynergy Bank customers
AER
Notice/Term
Minimum Required
Account Opening
1.00%
None
£1
Internet
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NS&I Direct Saver

0.15% from 24/11/20
AER
Notice/Term
Minimum Required
Account Opening
1.00%
None
£1
Internet, Telephone
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Yorkshire Building Society Six Access e-Saver

6 withdrawal days per anniversary year
AER
Notice/Term
Minimum Required
Account Opening
0.85% £50,000+
0.80% £10,000+
0.50% £1,000+
0.20% £1+
None
£50,000 for 0.85%, but account can be opened with £1
Internet
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Newbury Building Society Welcome to Newbury

AER
Notice/Term
Minimum Required
Account Opening
0.85%
None
£50
Branch, Post
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Yorkshire Building Society Annual Access Account – Issue 5

1 withdrawal day per account year
AER
Notice/Term
Minimum Required
Account Opening
0.80%
None
£100
Branch, Post
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Leeds Building Society Double Access Saver

2 withdrawals per calendar year
AER
Notice/Term
Minimum Required
Account Opening
0.80%
None
£5,000
Branch, Post
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ICICI Bank UK SuperSaver Savings Account

AER
Notice/Term
Minimum Required
Account Opening
0.75%
None
£1
Internet, Telephone, Branch
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Atom Bank Instant Saver

AER
Notice/Term
Minimum Required
Account Opening
0.75%
None
£0
Via App
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Instant Access

An Instant Access savings account provides you with greater freedom than other accounts which may require notice to access money.

The interest rate payable tends to be lower than for accounts that require notice or tie your money up for a number of years. Although with the increasing popularity of bonus rates this is not always the case.

The rate of interest for instant access accounts are generally variable and can change with very little notice, it therefore pays to keep an eye on the return you are getting to ensure it is still competitive.

Furthermore Instant Access savings accounts often have a bonus, or introductory, rate of interest for a set period. These bonus or introductory rates can make the rate of interest look particularly attractive, however once it is removed, after a prescribed period, the interest rate generally becomes uncompetitive and savers should look around to consider alternatives.

These are some of the simplest accounts available, and can often be opened in a variety of ways, including via the internet, by post and in person at a branch.

Unlike Instant Access Cash ISAs however, the interest is taxed meaning savers looking for an instant access account should use their ISA (Individual Savings Account) allowances first and only then consider a normal Instant Access Savings account.