Northern Rock savings accounts

Northern Rock offers a range of financial products which includes investments, credit cards, loans, insurance, mortgages and current accounts.

Under its savings banner, the bank also offers a range of options such as ISAs, fixed rate bonds, regular savings and easy access accounts, which can offer competitive rates both online and offline. However, always compare any Northern Rock savings with the wider savings market before opening any account.

Northern Rock was bought by Virgin Money in 2012 and are no longer trading under the Northern Rock brand. Why not compare Virgin Money accounts below.

Compare Virgin Money savings accounts - Ordered by interest rate (AER)

    • Provider/Product name Virgin Fixed Rate Cash E-ISA Issue 90

      Virgin Money

      Virgin Fixed Rate Cash E-ISA Issue 90

    • Interest rate (AER) 2.25% Fixed
    • Min/Max opening amount £1 to £ no limit
    • Notice / Term Term: until 24.10.17
    • Account type Fixed Rate Cash ISA Transfer In
    • Access Internet Post Telephone In Branch
    • Sorry, we have no link

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    Market leading

    Market leading online 3 year fixed rate ISA

    Great for
    Deposit from as little as just £1 to open the account
    Great discounts on Virgin products such as holidays, train tickets, BCP airport parking and many more
    But be aware that
    Withdrawals are allowed subject to the loss of 120 days’ interest
    • Provider/Product name Fixed Rate E-Bond Issue 100

      Virgin Money

      Fixed Rate E-Bond Issue 100

    • Interest rate (AER) 2.25% Fixed
    • Min/Max opening amount £1 to £1,000,000
    • Notice / Term Term: until 20.10.17
    • Account type Fixed Rate Bond
    • Access Internet Post Telephone In Branch
    • Sorry, we have no link

      More details

    Great for
    Deposit from as little as just £1 to open the account
    Great discounts on Virgin products such as holidays, train tickets, BCP airport parking and many more
    But be aware that
    Withdrawals are not permitted within the fixed term

Northern Rock Savings Guide

There are many different savings accounts to choose from, and potential catches – so do your homework to find the best account for you. If you want access to your cash, an easy access savings account may be suitable, but these don’t always carry the highest rates and can come with short-term bonuses.

If you’re happy to tie up your cash for a certain period, then another option is a fixed-rate savings account. These often pay higher rates than easy access accounts, although they come with restrictions, so aren’t suitable if you’re setting aside an emergency fund, say, that you might need instant access to.

However, before considering your savings account make sure you’ve used up your ISA allowance for the tax year. This is the first place to stash spare cash, offering tax-free interest on your annual ISA allowance.

Before picking any savings product, make sure you’ve read the fine print to ensure it’s suitable for you.

The first £85,000 of any savings held with Northern Rock is protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). Remember that this protection applies per bank, not per banking institution, so if you also have savings with Virgin, only the first £85,000 is covered.

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