3 Year Fixed Rate Bonds

Compare 3 Year Fixed Rate Bonds

ProviderAccountInterest RateTermApply
5.00%Current Account
Instant Access
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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.
5.00%Current Account
Instant Access
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5.00% interest on balances up to £2,000 PLUS 5% cashback on first £100 of Contactless payments every month. Must pay in a minimum of £500 into the account each month. No monthly account fee.

2.01%

per annum

£500More Info >
Earn 2.01% fixed interest. 5 year term. Interest can be paid monthly or annually. Minimum deposit £500, Maximum deposit £250,000. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

1.80%

per annum

£1,000More Info >
Earn 1.80% gross/AER fixed for 4 years. Save £1,000 - £250,000. No withdrawals during the term. Individual or joint accounts available. Annual or monthly interest.

1.61%

per annum

£500More Info >
Earn 1.61% fixed interest. 3 year term. Interest can be paid monthly or annually. Minimum deposit £500, Maximum deposit £250,000. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

1.53%

per annum

£500More Info >
Earn 1.53% fixed interest. 2 year term. Interest can be paid monthly or annually. Minimum deposit £500, Maximum deposit £250,000. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected
1.50%Current Account
Instant Access
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Monthly Interest of 1.50% AER (variable) payable on your entire balance up to £20,000 (3.0% AER until 1st November 2016). Monthly Cashback on selected household bills. Must pay in £500 into the account each month.

1.35%

per annum

£500More Info >
Earn 1.35% fixed interest. 1 year term. Interest can be paid monthly or at maturity. Minimum deposit £500, Maximum deposit £250,000. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected
1.00%Instant AccessMore Info >
MARKET LEADING: Earn 1.00% gross/AER Instant Access. No notice periods. Unlimited payments and withdrawals. Pay in from £100. RCI Bank are protected up to a total of €100,000 by the FGDR, the French deposit protection scheme. Manage account online.

0.95%

per annum

1 YearMore Info >
0.95% gross/AER fixed for 1 year. £1,000 minimum opening balance. Withdraw cash early if you need to (subject to loss of interest).
0.75%Current Account
Instant Access
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Innovative new banking service powered by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks. Get your current account and instant access savings account working together. Earn 0.75% AER on ALL instant access savings balances, and 0.25% AER on current account balances up to £2,000. No monthly account fee
0.75%Easy AccessMore Info >
Earn 0.75% tax free/AER variable. Open with £100. Unlimited free withdrawals. Transfer in ISAs held elsewhere - no limit
0.75%Easy AccessMore Info >
0.75% gross/AER on balances from £1,000 to £1 million. Guaranteed to be at least 0.50% above Base Rate** until 31st December 2017. Unlimited withdrawals without restriction or loss of interest.
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ProviderAccountInterest RateTermApply
5.00%Current Account
Instant Access
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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.
5.00%Current Account
Instant Access
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5.00% interest on balances up to £2,000 PLUS 5% cashback on first £100 of Contactless payments every month. Must pay in a minimum of £500 into the account each month. No monthly account fee.

2.01%

per annum

£500More Info >
Earn 2.01% fixed interest. 5 year term. Interest can be paid monthly or annually. Minimum deposit £500, Maximum deposit £250,000. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

1.80%

per annum

£1,000More Info >
Earn 1.80% gross/AER fixed for 4 years. Save £1,000 - £250,000. No withdrawals during the term. Individual or joint accounts available. Annual or monthly interest.

1.61%

per annum

£500More Info >
Earn 1.61% fixed interest. 3 year term. Interest can be paid monthly or annually. Minimum deposit £500, Maximum deposit £250,000. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected

1.53%

per annum

£500More Info >
Earn 1.53% fixed interest. 2 year term. Interest can be paid monthly or annually. Minimum deposit £500, Maximum deposit £250,000. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected
1.50%Current Account
Instant Access
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Monthly Interest of 1.50% AER (variable) payable on your entire balance up to £20,000 (3.0% AER until 1st November 2016). Monthly Cashback on selected household bills. Must pay in £500 into the account each month.

1.35%

per annum

£500More Info >
Earn 1.35% fixed interest. 1 year term. Interest can be paid monthly or at maturity. Minimum deposit £500, Maximum deposit £250,000. No withdrawals permitted. FSCS Protected
1.00%Instant AccessMore Info >
MARKET LEADING: Earn 1.00% gross/AER Instant Access. No notice periods. Unlimited payments and withdrawals. Pay in from £100. RCI Bank are protected up to a total of €100,000 by the FGDR, the French deposit protection scheme. Manage account online.

0.95%

per annum

1 YearMore Info >
0.95% gross/AER fixed for 1 year. £1,000 minimum opening balance. Withdraw cash early if you need to (subject to loss of interest).
0.75%Current Account
Instant Access
More Info >
Innovative new banking service powered by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks. Get your current account and instant access savings account working together. Earn 0.75% AER on ALL instant access savings balances, and 0.25% AER on current account balances up to £2,000. No monthly account fee
0.75%Easy AccessMore Info >
Earn 0.75% tax free/AER variable. Open with £100. Unlimited free withdrawals. Transfer in ISAs held elsewhere - no limit
0.75%Easy AccessMore Info >
0.75% gross/AER on balances from £1,000 to £1 million. Guaranteed to be at least 0.50% above Base Rate** until 31st December 2017. Unlimited withdrawals without restriction or loss of interest.
3 Year
Provider

Account

Type

Minimum

Deposit

Interest

Rate
 
£500

1.61%

per annum

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  • Earn 1.61% AER for deposits between £500 and £250,000.
  • Minimum opening balance of £500; maximum balance £250,000.
  • Interest paid monthly or annually
  • Covered by the FSCS (Financial Services Compensation Scheme)
  • Must be UK resident and aged 18 or older
  • No withdrawals permitted.
£1,000

1.60%

per annum

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  • Earn 1.60% AER 
  • Minimum opening balance of £1,000
  • Interest paid annually
  • Available as a single or joint account
  • Covered by the FSCS (Financial Services Compensation Scheme)
  • Must be UK resident and aged 18 or older
  • No withdrawals permitted.
£500

1.57%

per annum

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  • Earn 1.57% AER for deposits between £500 and £250,000.
  • Minimum opening balance of £500; maximum balance £250,000.
  • Interest paid monthly or at maturity
  • Covered by the FSCS (Financial Services Compensation Scheme)
  • Must be UK resident and aged 18 or older
  • No withdrawals permitted.
£1,000

1.55%

per annum

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  • Earn 1.55% AER for deposits between £1,000 and £200,000.
  • Minimum opening balance of £1,000; maximum balance £200,000.
  • Interest paid monthly, quarterly or at maturity
  • Available as a single or joint account
  • Covered by the FSCS (Financial Services Compensation Scheme)
  • Must be UK resident and aged 18 or older
  • No withdrawals permitted.
£2,000

1.55%

per annum

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  • Earn 1.55% gross/AER fixed for 3 years
  • Interest paid monthly, annually or on maturity
  • Covered by the FSCS (Financial Services Compensation Scheme)
  • Must be UK resident and aged 18 or older
  • £2,000 minimum deposit
  • Penalty for early withdrawal
£1,000

1.50%

per annum

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  • Earn 1.50% AER/gross fixed for 3 years
  • Minimum opening balance of £1,000; maximum balance £1,000,000
  • Interest paid monthly or annually
  • Unlimited top-ups for the first 30 days
  • Covered by the French Depositor Compensation Scheme
  • Must be UK resident and aged 18 or older
  • No withdrawals permitted before the end of the term
£1,000

1.35%

per annum

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  • Earn 1.35% gross/AER fixed for 3 years
  • Save from £1,000 - £250,000
  • Monthly and annual interest options
  • Online savings account
  • Covered by the FSCS (Financial Services Compensation Scheme)
  • Must be UK resident and aged 18 or older
  • No withdrawals allowed
  • Bond designed to be held for full term
£1,000

1.20%

per annum

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  • Manage your account online
  • Covered by the FSCS (Financial Services Compensation Scheme)
  • Must be UK resident and aged 18 or older
  • Minimum opening balance of £1,000
  • No withdrawals

Gross is the interest you will receive before tax is deducted.

AER stands for the Annual Equivalent Rate and illustrates what the interest rate would be if interest was paid and compounded once each year.

More Fixed Rate Bond Alternatives
ProviderPlan NameDeposit TakerISA OptionTermMaximum Potential ReturnMore Info
Retirement Deposit PlanInvestec Bank plcyes6 years

3.75%

per year, plus 22.5% at end of term

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  • 3.75% annual payments from capital
  • 77.5% remainder of initial deposit paid at end of term
  • Potential 22.5% growth return at end of term, if the Index is higher than 90% of Initial Value
  • Capital protected
  • Low minimum - £3,000
  • Short/medium alternative to fixed rates
  • Available for Cash ISA and  ISA Transfers 
  • Covered by the FSCS (Financial Services Compensation Scheme)
  • Limited offer - deadlines apply. May close early if oversubscribed
  • Only available for new ISA investments or ISA transfers, not direct investments
  • Plan designed to be held for full term
  • Arrangement fee applies
  • Returns not guaranteed. You may only receive a return of your original capital
6 Year Defensive Deposit PlanInvestec Bank plcyes6 years

24%

at end of term

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  • 24% fixed return if the Index is higher than 95% of its Initial Level
  • Capital protected
  • Low minimum - £3,000
  • Medium/longer term alternative to fixed rates
  • Available for Cash ISA,  ISA Transfers and non-ISA
  • Covered by the FSCS (Financial Services Compensation Scheme)
  • Limited offer - deadlines apply. May close early if oversubscribed
  • Plan designed to be held for full term
  • Arrangement fee applies
  • Returns not guaranteed. You may only receive a return of your original capital
4 Year Deposit PlanInvestec Bank plcyes4 years

12%

at end of term

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  • 12% fixed return if the Index is higher
  • Capital protected
  • Low minimum - £3,000
  • Short/medium alternative to fixed rates
  • Available for Cash ISA, ISA Transfers and non-ISA
  • Covered by the FSCS (Financial Services Compensation Scheme)
  • Limited offer - deadlines apply. May close early if oversubscribed
  • Plan designed to be held for full term
  • Arrangement fee applies
  • Returns not guaranteed. You may only receive a return of your original capital
Kick Out Deposit PlanInvestec Bank plcyesUp to
6 years

3%

per annum

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  • 3% for each year if the FTSE 100 finishes higher than its starting value
  • Opportunity to mature early at year 3, 4 or 5
  • Capital protected
  • Short/medium term alternative to fixed rates
  • Available for Cash ISAs, ISA transfers and non-ISA
  • Covered by the FSCS (Financial Services Compensation Scheme)
  • Limited offer - deadlines apply. May close early if oversubscribed
  • Plan designed to be held for full term
  • Arrangement fee applies
  • Returns not guaranteed. You may only receive a return of your original capital 

Important Information: Structured deposits offer you the potential to earn higher returns than you would with a regular savings account. Your returns are based on the performance of an index or commodity. If the investment does not perform well you may receive no income or capital growth, but you can be confident that your capital will be repaid. You have no access to your deposit during the term of the account, typically 3 to 6 years but your original capital will be repaid in full at the end of the term. In the event that the deposit taker is unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated you may be entitled to compensation from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) depending on your individual circumstances.

What are 3 year fixed rate bonds?

If you can afford to commit your savings to earning interest for a number of years, you may wish to consider a 3 year fixed rate bond. Bonds are similar to many other savings products, although it should be remembered that money that is invested in this way cannot generally be accessed until the agreed period has ended. In order to find the best possible deals on offer, it is always advisable to compare fixed rate bonds from a range of providers.

 

3 year fixed rate bonds are a form of savings account which offer you a guaranteed interest payment over 3 years. Interest can be paid monthly, quarterly, annually or on maturity depending on the fixed rate saving terms. With a fixed rate bond you need to be comfortable tying up capital for this length of time - many bond providers will allow you limited withdrawal access e.g. one withdrawal a year but you should check the small print.


You can compare 3 year fixed rate bonds and other deals available in our simple comparison tables below.

 

Top Ten Tips for 3 year fixed rate bonds in 2016

  • The interest rate offered over the 3 year term is guaranteed. This is unlike instant access savings accounts where the interest rate can go down or up at short notice. However with interest rate deals from providers changing all the time it is important to shop around for the best deals
  • If you are comfortable with internet banking rates for online fixed rate bonds are often the most competitive.
  • Different banks and building societies will have different views on medium to long term interest rates. If interest rates rise more slowly than expected a fixed rate bond may give you a better return than what you could expect from an instant access account. Some bond providers offer limited withdrawal terms so if you might need access to capital during the savings term look out for deals where you can make withdrawals without interest penalties - check the small print
  • Some fixed rate bonds provide flexibility e.g. additional top ups can be made during the savings term - check the small print.
  • As well as 3 year fixed rate terms many providers will offer bond terms from 12 months to 5 years in duration so you can choose a term that suits your circumstances
  • Many fixed rate bond providers offer online access so you can see how much interest you are earning.
  • The benefit of enjoying a higher rate of interest must be weighed against tying up your capital for a fixed term. If you need access to your capital before maturity this may not be possible and if it is there may be interest penalties.
  • If interest rates rise over the 3 year term of the investment you may find the interest rate on your capital is no longer competitive compared to new offerings in the market.
  • Many fixed rate bond providers require a high minimum deposit e.g. £5,000
  • Diarise the maturity date so you prepare in advance what to do with the maturity proceeds.
Fixed Rate Bond Selection
ProviderAccountInterest RateTermApply

2.01%

per annum

£500More Info >
  • Earn 2.01% AER for deposits between £500 and £250,000.
  • Minimum opening balance of £500; maximum balance £250,000.
  • Interest paid monthly or annually
  • Covered by the FSCS (Financial Services Compensation Scheme)
  • Must be UK resident and aged 18 or older
  • No withdrawals permitted.

1.80%

per annum

£1,000More Info >
  • Earn 1.80 gross/AER fixed for 4 years
  • Save from £1,000 - £250,000
  • Monthly and annual interest options
  • Online savings account 
  • Covered by the FSCS (Financial Services Compensation Scheme)
  • Must be UK resident and aged 18 or older
  • No withdrawals allowed
  • Bond designed to be held for full term

1.61%

per annum

£500More Info >
  • Earn 1.61% AER for deposits between £500 and £250,000.
  • Minimum opening balance of £500; maximum balance £250,000.
  • Interest paid monthly or annually
  • Covered by the FSCS (Financial Services Compensation Scheme)
  • Must be UK resident and aged 18 or older
  • No withdrawals permitted.

1.53%

per annum

£500More Info >
  • Earn 1.53% AER for deposits between £500 and £250,000.
  • Minimum opening balance of £500; maximum balance £250,000.
  • Interest paid monthly or annually
  • Covered by the FSCS (Financial Services Compensation Scheme)
  • Must be UK resident and aged 18 or older
  • No withdrawals permitted.

1.35%

per annum

£500More Info >
  • Earn 1.35% AER for deposits between £500 and £250,000.
  • Minimum opening balance of £500; maximum balance £250,000.
  • Interest paid monthly or at maturity
  • Covered by the FSCS (Financial Services Compensation Scheme)
  • Must be UK resident and aged 18 or older
  • No withdrawals permitted.

0.80%

per annum

£1,000More Info >
  • Minimum opening balance of £1,000, up to a maximum balance of £1,000,000
  • Interest paid on maturity
  • Available as a single or joint account
  • Covered by the FSCS (Financial Services Compensation Scheme)
  • Must be UK resident and aged 18 or older
  • No withdrawals permitted.