Compare alternative bonds

If you are looking to invest a lump sum but want an account that can beat inflation, offers fixed interest rates that rise each year, or tracks the Bank of England base rate, then take a look at some of the alternative bonds which are available.

Sorry we don't have any alternative bonds available at the moment. Why not check out some of our other deals below?

Cash ISAs - tax free savings - featured accounts - ordered by rate (AER)

    • Provider/Product name ISA Extra (Issue 11)

      BM Savings

      ISA Extra (Issue 11)

    • Interest rate (AER) 1.55% Variable Includes Fixed bonus of 1.05% for 12 months
    • Min/Max opening amount £1 to £ no limit
    • Notice / Term Notice Period: none
    • Account type Cash ISA Transfer In
    • Access Internet Post Telephone In Branch
    • Go to site

    Market leading

    Market Leading ISA, online application and ability to transfer in!

    Great for
    1.55% Tax free/AER variable (includes a fixed bonus of 1.05% for first 12 months)
    Unlimited withdrawals and deposits up to the ISA allowance of £15,000 for the 2014/15 tax year (less any amount invested in a stocks & shares ISA this tax year) plus transfers in from previous tax years
    Apply online or via telephone. Monthly interest available at lower rates
    But be aware that
    After 12 months, variable rate without bonus will apply, currently 0.50% tax free/AER.
    Monthly interest cannot be paid back to the account
    Once you've paid in your full years ISA allowance you cannot replace any money you've withdrawn in the same tax year
  1. Great for
    Unlimited withdrawals without penalties
    Those with a previous cash ISA to transfer
    But be aware that
    The minimum opening balance is £1,000
    • Provider/Product name Cash ISA

      Sainsbury's

      Cash ISA

    • Interest rate (AER) 1.45% Variable
    • Min/Max opening amount £500 to £ no limit
    • Notice / Term Notice Period: none
    • Account type Cash ISA Transfer In
    • Access Internet Post Telephone In Branch
    • Go to site

      More details

    Great for
    Unlimited withdrawals without penalties
    • Provider/Product name Premier Cash ISA Issue 6

      Post Office

      Premier Cash ISA Issue 6

    • Interest rate (AER) 1.40% Variable Includes Fixed bonus of 0.50% for 18 months
    • Min/Max opening amount £100 to £ no limit
    • Notice / Term Notice Period: none
    • Account type Cash ISA Transfer In
    • Access Internet Post Telephone In Branch
    • Go to site

      More details

    Great for
    Download an application online, apply by post, in branch or by phone
    Transfers in from other ISAs are accepted, subject to your current provider who may charge a fee
    Currently the maximum allowance is £15,000
    But be aware that
    Premier Cash ISA is provided by Family Investments. Money in Post Office Cash ISAs is deposited with Bank of Ireland UK
    Minimum withdrawal amount is £10 and you are limited to two withdrawals per tax year. Interest is paid annually in March
    After 18 months, the variable rate without bonus will apply, which is currently 0.90% tax free/AER

Happy to fix your ISA balance in return for a better rate?
Fixed rate ISAs - featured accounts - Ordered by term

Easy access - ideal for those who need regular access - featured accounts -ordered by rate (AER)

    • Provider/Product name AA Internet Extra (Issue 16)

      AA

      AA Internet Extra (Issue 16)

    • Interest rate (AER) 1.40% Variable Includes Variable bonus of 0.90% for 12 months
    • Min/Max opening amount £1,000 to £1,000,000
    • Notice / Term Notice Period: none
    • Account type Easy Access Account
    • Access Internet Post Telephone In Branch
    • Go to site

      More details

    Great for
    1.40% gross/AER variable (includes a fixed bonus of 0.90% for up to 12 months)
    Applying and managing your account online
    Interest paid annually
    But be aware that
    After 12 months, interest will revert to the variable interest rate without bonus, currently 0.50% gross/AER variable
    Minimum opening deposit must be for at least £1,000. The ongoing balance can drop below £1,000 but if it does the rate will become 0.50% gross/AER variable for the period the balance remains below £1,000
    • Provider/Product name Internet Saver

      Tesco Bank

      Internet Saver

    • Interest rate (AER) 1.35% Variable Includes Fixed bonus of 0.60% for 12 months
    • Min/Max opening amount £1 to £1,000,000
    • Notice / Term Notice Period: none
    • Account type Easy Access Account
    • Access Internet Post Telephone In Branch
    • Go to site

      More details

    Unlimited withdrawals

    Unlimited penalty free withdrawals

    Great for
    1.35% Gross/AER variable (includes a fixed bonus of 0.60% for 12 months)
    Applying and managing your account online
    Opening your account with just £1
    But be aware that
    Rate includes a bonus, you may want to move your money at the end of this period
    • Provider/Product name eSaver Special

      Sainsbury's

      eSaver Special

    • Interest rate (AER) 1.35% Variable
    • Min/Max opening amount £1,000 to £100,000
    • Notice / Term Notice Period: none
    • Account type Easy Access Account
    • Access Internet Post Telephone In Branch
    • Go to site

      More details

    Unlimited withdrawals

    Unlimited penalty free withdrawals

    Great for
    Unlimited penalty free withdrawals
    Managing your account online
    A quick and easy online application
    But be aware that
    A lower rate of interest will apply if the account balance falls below £1,000

Don’t need instant access to your Savings? A Notice Account may be an option, and enjoy higher rates of return.
Featured Accounts – Ordered by AER

Fixed rate bonds - Maximise your savings by fixing - featured accounts - ordered by term then rate (AER)

  1. Great for
    Large deposits, invested over a short term period
    Simple online application, and online banking access
    But be aware that
    No withdrawals are allowed during the fixed term of this product
    Interest must be paid into an Investec easy access account, which also pays interest. This will automatically be opened as part of your online application
  2. Great for
    Simple and straightforward saving with no hidden costs
    But be aware that
    No withdrawals or additional deposits are allowed during the term of the product
  3. Market leading

    Market leading 2 year fixed rate bond

    Great for
    Large deposits, invested over a short term period
    Simple online application and online banking access
    But be aware that
    No withdrawals are allowed during the fixed term of this product
    Minimum investment £25,000
    Interest must be paid into an Investec easy access account, which also pays interest. This will automatically be opened as part of your online application
  4. Great for
    Quick and simple online application
    Long term savers
    Vanquis are a UK based bank with full FSCS protection
    But be aware that
    No withdrawals allowed within the term and no additional contributions permitted
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