FirstSave Fixed Rate Bonds

Compare Fixed Rate Bonds From Different Providers

FirstSave fixed rate bonds offer competitive returns on your savings in return for locking your money away - and you don't even have to lock it away for long.  We don't currently offer FirstSave fixed rate bonds, but there's a wide range of other deals to choose from in our comparison tables, so whether you're looking for short or long term savings, see below to find the right fixed rate bond for you:

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.
1.00%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 1% AER on ALL instant access credit balances, and 0.5% AER on current account balances up to £2,000 until 30 November 2016. From 01 December 2016 the rate will be 0.25% AER (0.25% gross p.a. variable). INTRODUCTORY OFFER: Free for the first 12 months.

0.95%

per annum

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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%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.
Short Term Fixed Rate Bonds (0-2 years)
ProviderAccountInterest RateTermApply
1.00%Instant AccessApply Now >
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.
Medium Term Fixed Rate Bonds (3-4 years)
ProviderAccountInterest RateTermApply

1.35%

per annum

£1,000Apply Now >
Earn 1.35% gross/AER fixed for 3 years. Save £1,000 - £250,000. No withdrawals during the term. Individual or joint accounts available
Long Term Fixed Rate Bonds (4+ years)
ProviderAccountInterest RateTermApply

1.95%

per annum

£1,000Apply Now >
Earn 1.95% gross/AER fixed for 5 years. Save £1,000 - £250,000. No withdrawals during the term. Individual or joint accounts available. Annual or monthly interest.
Alternatives to Fixed Rate Bonds
ProviderPlanDeposit TakerPotential ReturnTermMore Info
Retirement Deposit PlanInvestec Bank plc

3.75%

per year, plus 22.5% at end of term

6 yearsMore Info >
  • 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 plc

24%

at end of term

6 yearsMore Info >
  • 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 plc

12%

at end of term

4 yearsMore Info >
  • 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 plc

3%

per annum

Up to
6 years
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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 

These are structured deposit plans and are capital protected. There is a risk that the company backing the plans or any company associated with the plans may be unable to repay your initial investment and any returns stated. In this event you may be entitled to compensation from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) , depending on your individual circumstances. In addition, you may not get back the full amount of your initial investment if the plans are not held for the full term.

If you are at all unsure of the suitability of these types of investments, both in respect of their objectives and risk profiles, you should seek independent financial advice.

 Features of FirstSave fixed rate bonds include:

  • A choice of terms to suit your needs
  • Minimum investment of £1,000
  • Minimum investment of £1,000 to get your interest paid annually
  • Minimum investment of £5,000 to get your interest paid monthly
  • Available for terms of 1 and 7 years
  • No withdrawals permitted until bond reaches maturity

 

With most fixed rate bonds you will lose easy access to the money you deposited, once you open the account, until the bond term ends. Because of this it is worth shopping around beforehand to make sure you are getting the best deal for you. You may also want to look into other types of investment as well.

 

  • Tracker bonds – This bond differs from fixed rate, instead of the interest state staying consistent over the course of the bond. It is linked to the Bank of England’s Base Rate; therefore if any changes are made to the base rate the rate of interest you will receive to reflect this. This means you could end up with a better or worse rate of interest on your bond.

 

  • Structured Deposits – Structured deposits normally offer higher potential interest rates than bonds, but you are not guaranteed to receive any interest payments, there is a risk you will only get your original deposit back at the end of the term. This is because structured deposits are normally linked to a share index or indices, like the FTSE 100. Getting an interest payment from this type of plan depends on if the index the plan is tied to perform in the way set out in the structure deposit. Because you risk earning no interest with this type of plan you should carefully evaluate if it is right for you before you take one out

 

  • Savings Account – Savings account may be better suited for people who think they may need sudden access to their savings. Although they normally offer worse rates of interest than deposits or bonds they do allow you easy access to your funds should you ever need them.