1 Year Fixed Rate Bonds

Savings Offer – 1 Year Fixed Rate

1 Year Fixed Rate

Earn 5.11% AER Fixed Interest

  • Provider – Aldermore Bank
  • Low Minimum deposit – £1,000
  • Interest paid monthly or at maturity 
  • Fixed rate for 1 year
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Hampshire Trust Bank 6 Month Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
5.18%
Gross/AER
Term
6 Months
Minimum Deposit
£1
Account
Aldermore Bank 1 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
5.11%
Gross/AER
Term
1 Year
Minimum Deposit
£1,000
Account
Hampshire Trust Bank 1 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
5.10%
Gross/AER
Term
1 Year
Minimum Deposit
£1
Account
Hampshire Trust Bank 9 Month Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
5.06%
Gross/AER
Term
9 Months
Minimum Deposit
£1
Account
Investec 1-Year Fixed Rate Saver
Interest Rate
5.00%
Gross/AER
Term
1 Year
Minimum Deposit
£5,000
Account
RCI Bank 1 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
4.60%
Gross/AER
Term
1 Year
Minimum Deposit
£1,000
Account
Aldermore Bank 18 Month Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
4.70%
Gross/AER
Term
18 Months
Minimum Deposit
£1,000
Account
Hampshire Trust Bank 2 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
5.06%
Gross/AER
Term
2 Years
Minimum Deposit
£1
Account
RCI Bank 2 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
5.05%
Gross/AER
Term
2 Years
Minimum Deposit
£1,000
Account
Aldermore Bank 2 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
4.70%
Gross/AER
Term
2 Years
Minimum Deposit
£1,000
Account
Investec 2-Year Fixed Rate Saver
Interest Rate
4.60%
Gross/AER
Term
2 Years
Minimum Deposit
£5,000
Account
RCI Bank 3 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
4.70%
Gross/AER
Term
3 Years
Minimum Deposit
£1,000
Account
Hampshire Trust Bank 3 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
4.65%
Gross/AER
Term
3 Years
Minimum Deposit
£1
Account
Aldermore Bank 3 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
4.55%
Gross/AER
Term
3 Years
Minimum Deposit
£1,000
Account
Investec 3-Year Fixed Rate Saver
Interest Rate
4.40%
Gross/AER
Term
3 Years
Minimum Deposit
£5,000
Account
Leeds Building Society 3 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
4.15%
Gross/AER
Term
3 Years
Minimum Deposit
£100
Account
RCI Bank 4 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
4.25%
Gross/AER
Term
4 Years
Minimum Deposit
£1,000
Account
Aldermore Bank 4 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
4.00%
Gross/AER
Term
4 Years
Minimum Deposit
£1,000
Account
Hampshire Trust Bank 5 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
4.54%
Gross/AER
Term
5 Years
Minimum Deposit
£1
Account
RCI Bank 5 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
4.00%
Gross/AER
Term
5 Years
Minimum Deposit
£1,000
Account
Aldermore Bank 5 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
4.00%
Gross/AER
Term
5 Years
Minimum Deposit
£1,000
Account
Hampshire Trust Bank 6 Month Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
5.18%
Gross/AER
Term
6 Months
Minimum Deposit
£1
Account
Aldermore Bank 1 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
5.11%
Gross/AER
Term
1 Year
Minimum Deposit
£1,000
Account
Hampshire Trust Bank 1 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
5.10%
Gross/AER
Term
1 Year
Minimum Deposit
£1
Account
Hampshire Trust Bank 9 Month Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
5.06%
Gross/AER
Term
9 Months
Minimum Deposit
£1
Account
Aldermore Bank 9 Month Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
5.05%
Gross/AER
Term
9 Months
Minimum Deposit
£1,000
Account
Investec 1-Year Fixed Rate Saver
Interest Rate
5.00%
Gross/AER
Term
1 Year
Minimum Deposit
£5,000
Account
Leeds Building Society 1 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
4.60%
Gross/AER
Term
1 Year
Minimum Deposit
£100
Account
RCI Bank 1 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
4.60%
Gross/AER
Term
1 Year
Minimum Deposit
£1,000
Account
Freetrade UK Treasury Bills
Interest Rate
5% +
annualised yield
Term
1 Month Rolling
Minimum Investment
£50
Account
Hampshire Trust Bank 2 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
5.06%
Gross/AER
Term
2 Years
Minimum Deposit
£1
Account
RCI Bank 2 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
5.05%
Gross/AER
Term
2 Years
Minimum Deposit
£1,000
Account
Aldermore Bank 2 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
4.70%
Gross/AER
Term
2 Years
Minimum Deposit
£1,000
Account
Investec 2-Year Fixed Rate Saver
Interest Rate
4.60%
Gross/AER
Term
2 Years
Minimum Deposit
£5,000
Account
Aldermore Bank 18 Month Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
4.70%
Gross/AER
Term
18 Months
Minimum Deposit
£1,000
Account
Leeds Building Society 2 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
4.35%
Gross/AER
Term
2 Years
Minimum Deposit
£100
Account
RCI Bank 3 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
4.70%
Gross/AER
Term
3 Years
Minimum Deposit
£1,000
Account
Hampshire Trust Bank 3 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
4.65%
Gross/AER
Term
3 Years
Minimum Deposit
£1
Account
Aldermore Bank 3 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
4.55%
Gross/AER
Term
3 Years
Minimum Deposit
£1,000
Account
Investec 3-Year Fixed Rate Saver
Interest Rate
4.40%
Gross/AER
Term
3 Years
Minimum Deposit
£5,000
Account
Leeds Building Society 3 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
4.15%
Gross/AER
Term
3 Years
Minimum Deposit
£100
Account
ICICI Bank 3 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
4.00%
Gross/AER
Term
3 Years
Minimum Deposit
£1,000
Account
Hampshire Trust Bank 5 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
4.54%
Gross/AER
Term
5 Years
Minimum Deposit
£1
Account
RCI Bank 4 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
4.25%
Gross/AER
Term
4 Years
Minimum Deposit
£1,000
Account
RCI Bank 5 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
4.00%
Gross/AER
Term
5 Years
Minimum Deposit
£1,000
Account
Aldermore Bank 5 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
4.00%
Gross/AER
Term
5 Years
Minimum Deposit
£1,000
Account
Aldermore Bank 4 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
4.00%
Gross/AER
Term
4 Years
Minimum Deposit
£1,000
Account
ICICI Bank 5 Year Fixed Rate Bond
Interest Rate
4.00%
Gross/AER
Term
5 Years
Minimum Deposit
£1,000
Plan Name

MB UK 6Y Consolation  Growth Deposit Plan

Potential Return
38%
if FTSE higher, or 18% if lower
Term
6 years
ISA Option

Deposit Taker: Barclays Bank plc

Important Information: This is a structured deposit plan and is capital protected. There is a risk that the company backing the plan or any company associated with the plan 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 plan is not held for the full term.

Plan Name

MB UK 3Y Growth Deposit Plan

Potential Return
24.05%
at end of term
Term
3 years
ISA Option

Deposit Taker: Barclays Bank plc

Important Information: This is a structured deposit plan and is capital protected. There is a risk that the company backing the plan or any company associated with the plan 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 plan is not held for the full term.

Plan Name

MB UK 6Y Kick Out 95 Deposit Plan

Potential Return
6.25%
per annum
Term
Up to 6 years
ISA Option

Deposit Taker: Barclays Bank plc

Important Information: This is a structured deposit plan and is capital protected. There is a risk that the company backing the plan or any company associated with the plan 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 plan is not held for the full term.

Plan Name

MB UK 6Y Step Down Kick Out Deposit Plan

Potential Return
5.75%
per annum
Term
Up to 6 years
ISA Option

Deposit Taker: Barclays Bank plc

Important Information: This is a structured deposit plan and is capital protected. There is a risk that the company backing the plan or any company associated with the plan 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 plan is not held for the full term.

Plan Name

Goldman Sachs FTSE 100 Deposit Kick Out Plan

Potential Return
6.5% pa
(alternative defensive option: 5.85%)
Term
Up to 6 years
ISA Option

Deposit Taker: Goldman Sachs International Bank

Important Information: This is a structured deposit plan and is capital protected. There is a risk that the company backing the plan or any company associated with the plan 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 plan is not held for the full term.

Plan Name

MB UK 4Y Fixed Annual Interest Deposit Plan

Annual Income
4.45%
fixed income per year
Term
4 years
ISA Option

Deposit Taker: Barclays Bank plc

Important Information: This is a structured deposit plan and is capital protected. There is a risk that the company backing the plan or any company associated with the plan 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 plan is not held for the full term.

Plan Name

MB UK 4Y Fixed Monthly Interest Deposit Plan

Annual Income
4.38%
fixed income per year, paid monthly
Term
4 years
ISA Option

Deposit Taker: Barclays Bank plc

Important Information: This is a structured deposit plan and is capital protected. There is a risk that the company backing the plan or any company associated with the plan 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 plan is not held for the full term.

Plan Name

MB UK 3Y Defensive  Growth Deposit Plan

Potential Return
18.75%
at end of term
Term
3 years
ISA Option

Deposit Taker: Barclays Bank plc

Important Information: This is a structured deposit plan and is capital protected. There is a risk that the company backing the plan or any company associated with the plan 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 plan is not held for the full term.

Plan Name

MB UK 2Y Growth Deposit Plan

Potential Return
13.5%
at end of term
Term
2 years
ISA Option

Deposit Taker: Barclays Bank plc

Important Information: This is a structured deposit plan and is capital protected. There is a risk that the company backing the plan or any company associated with the plan 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 plan is not held for the full term.

If you’re looking for a secure home for your money that guarantees a fixed return for a year, then 1-year fixed-rate bonds might be the right choice.

This article will cover everything you need about 1-year fixed-rate bonds, including interest rates, tax implications, safety, and how to apply.

What are 1-Year Fixed Rate Bonds?

1-year fixed rate bonds are a type of savings account that offers a fixed interest rate for one year.

You deposit your money for a fixed term; in return, the bank or building society guarantees to pay you a fixed interest rate.

At the end of the fixed term, you can withdraw your initial deposit plus the interest earned.

What are the Interest Rates on 1-Year Bonds?

The interest rates on 1-year fixed-rate bonds vary depending on your chosen bank or building society.

Generally, the interest rates are higher than those offered on instant access savings accounts because you agree to deposit your money for a fixed term. 

Do I Pay Tax on a 1 Year Fixed Rate Bond?

Yes, you pay tax on the interest earned from a 1-year fixed rate bond.

The interest earned is treated as income, and you’re required to pay tax on it as per your tax bracket.

However, you can use your annual Personal Savings Allowance to earn tax-free interest on your savings. For personal allowances, check HMRC’s website for the current position for UK taxpayers. 

Are 1 Year Fixed Rate Bonds Safe?

Generally, 1-year fixed rate bonds are considered safe since they are covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

FSCS guarantees deposits up to £85,000 per person, per financial institution, in the event of bankruptcy.

Therefore, it’s essential to make sure that the FSCS covers the bank or building society you choose.

Do 1 Year Fixed Rate Bonds Pay Monthly Interest?

Interest is not usually paid on 1-year fixed rate bonds on a monthly basis. Rather, interest is typically paid along with the initial deposit at the end of the term on maturity.

However, some banks or building societies may offer the option to receive monthly interest payments, but the interest rate may be lower.

What is the Minimum Deposit for a Fixed Rate Bond?

The minimum deposit varies depending on the bank or building society you choose. The typical minimum deposit ranges from £1 to £5,000. However, some banks or building societies may require a higher minimum deposit.

How do I Apply for a 1 Year Fixed Rate Bond?

One-year fixed rate bonds can be applied online, by phone, or in person at the bank or building society. If you wish to apply, you will need to provide your name, address, and National Insurance number.

As well as providing the amount of your deposit, you must also confirm that you have read the terms and conditions.

Can I Have a 1 Year Fixed Rate Bond in an ISA?

Yes, you can have a 1 year fixed rate bond in an ISA (Individual Savings Account).

Fixed-rate bonds held in an ISA don’t always offer the same interest rates as non-ISA fixed-rate bonds.

Banks and building societies often lower interest rates slightly for fixed rate bonds held in an ISA.

The maximum amount you can invest in an ISA is £20,000 for the 2023/2024 tax year.

Can I Withdraw My Money from a 1 Year Fixed Rate Bond Before the Term Ends?

It is usually not possible to withdraw money from a 1-year fixed rate bond before the end of its term. You may lose some or all of your interest, as well as penalty charges, if you do so.

Banks and building societies may allow early withdrawals in certain circumstances, such as a serious illness or a change in financial circumstances.

When investing in a 1-year fixed rate bond, read the terms and conditions carefully.

FAQ:

How can I find the best 1 year fixed rate bond?

You can compare interest rates offered by different banks or building societies using comparison websites such as Simplysavingsaccounts.co.uk or MoneysavingsExpert. You should also consider the terms and conditions, minimum deposit, and FSCS coverage before making a decision.

What happens at the end of the 1-year fixed rate bond term?

You can withdraw your initial deposit plus interest earned at the end of the term, or reinvest the money in another fixed rate bond or savings account.

Can I open multiple 1-year fixed rate bonds at the same time?

You can open multiple 1-year fixed rate bonds with different banks or building societies simultaneously. It is, however, important not to exceed the £85,000 FSCS limit per financial institution.

Final thoughts

1 year fixed rate bonds can be a safe and secure way to earn a fixed return on your savings for a year. Before investing, it’s important to compare interest rates, read the terms and conditions carefully, and make sure that the FSCS covers the bank or building society. 

Remember that you can only withdraw your money after the term ends in most cases, so make sure you can afford to leave your money untouched for a year.