Fixed Rate Cash ISAs

Compare Fixed Rate Cash ISAs

Fixed Rate Cash ISA Selection
ProviderAccountInterest RateTermApply

1.20%

per annum

3 YearMore Info >
1.20% gross/AER fixed for 3 years. £1,000 minimum opening balance. Withdraw cash early if you need to (subject to loss of interest).
1.15%3 YearMore Info >
1.15% gross/AER fixed for 3 years. £500 minimum opening balance. Withdraw cash early if you need to (subject to loss of interest).

1.15%

per annum

2 YearMore Info >
1.15% gross/AER fixed for 2 years. £1,000 minimum opening balance. Withdraw cash early if you need to (subject to loss of interest).
1.10%2 YearMore Info >
1.10% gross/AER fixed for 2 years. £500 minimum opening balance. Withdraw cash early if you need to (subject to loss of interest).
1.05%1 YearMore Info >
1.05% gross/AER fixed for 1 year. £500 minimum opening balance. Withdraw cash early if you need to (subject to loss of interest).

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).
Alternatives to Fixed Rate Cash ISAs
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
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 
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
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.

Fixed-Rate Cash ISAs

Instant access cash ISAs offer savers the benefit of quick and easy access to their money whenever they need it; however, they're not the only cash ISA option available. Fixed-rate cash ISAs allow you to lock your tax-efficient cash ISA allowance away for a predetermined period at a fixed rate of interest. Fixed-rate cash ISAs vary in timescale from six months to five years, and generally, the longer you are willing to lock your cash away, the higher the rate will be. You can save up to £15,240 using a fixed rate cash ISA in 2016-17.

How does a fixed rate cash ISA work?

Fixed rate cash ISAs offer a fixed rate of interest on your tax-efficient savings, usually for periods of 1-5 years. Traditionally longer fixed terms meant higher interest rates, although this isn't always the case in today's financial climate, so you may wish to consider alternatives to fixed rate ISAs. Use the comparison tables below to compare our wide range fixed rate cash ISAs from leading providers. Or for potentially higher returns, you could consider our selection of cash ISA alternatives.

What are the pros and cons of a fixed rate cash ISA?

Advantages:

  • Fixed rate ISAs offer a longer-term way to save money without risking capital on the stock market, so they can be good for the more cautious saver.
  • As well as the possibility of a good rate of return over the long term, fixed-rate cash ISAs can be a useful way to save for a specific future event. Knowing that you'll be penalised for early withdrawal from a fixed-rate ISA might make you think twice before using the cash for something else.

Disadvantages:

  • Fixed-rate accounts don't necessarily beat the highest rates on offer from more accessible cash ISAs. It's essential to research providers thoroughly before you commit, rather than assuming that a fixed-term ISA will automatically guarantee a superior rate.
  • Unlike instant access ISAs, fixed-rate ISAs mean that you run the risk of being unable to switch to a provider with preferable interest, at least until you've sat out the fixed term. So, you could find that the attractive fixed rate you started out with begins to look increasingly uncompetitive in comparison with subsequent instant access cash ISA rates.

Features to look out for when choosing a fixed rate cash ISA

There are a wide variety of fixed-rate ISA account deals to choose from, so we have highlighted some of the features to look out for:

 

  • Minimum ISA deposits- some fixed-rate cash ISA accounts require a minimum level of funding to get started. This can vary widely - from as little as £50 to upwards of £1,000 - so it's important to consider how much money you can realistically afford to tie up for the minimum term required. Once you've placed your minimum deposit, you can then add funds up to the ISA limit, which is £15,240 for 2016/17.
  • Additional bonus rates- many fixed-rate cash ISA accounts offer a bonus for new customers, paid at the end of a set period. There are often conditions attached to this offer, and savers should bear in mind that once this special bonus is paid, the ongoing interest rate may not be competitive. Be prepared to switch to a different ISA provider once this period ends.
  • Interest calculation method- some ISA providers pay interest monthly, while others do so quarterly or annually. Check this with your provider before opening a fixed-rate cash ISA.
  • Early closure penalties - if you close your fixed-rate cash ISA before the term is over, or withdraw money from it, you will face some form of penalty charge. This may be a loss of interest - for example, on a five-year fixed term cash ISA you could lose up to a year's tax-free interest if you close your account early.

 Important Risk Information:

This website contains information only and does not constitute advice or a personal recommendation in any way whatsoever. The value of investments and income from them can fall as well as rise and you may not get back the full amount invested.

Investments in Stocks & Shares ISAs do not contain the same degree of capital security as investments in deposits. Stocks and shares ISAs are designed as medium to long term investments of, for example, five years or more. The tax efficiency of ISAs is based on current tax law and there is no guarantee that tax rules will stay the same in the future.

Different types of investment carry different levels of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. Please ensure that you read the Important Risk Information for further details. Prior to making any decision to invest, you should ensure that you are familiar with the risks associated with a particular investment and should read the product literature. If you are in any doubt as to the suitability of a particular investment, both in respect of its objectives and its risk profile, you should seek independent financial advice.