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COMPARISON OF 1 YEAR FIXED RATE BONDS:- Listed in order of interest rate paid to investors: Click on each of the provider’s logos to go directly to their website. We have listed what we believe to be the best of the FSCS (Financial Services Compensation Scheme) protected investments and the overall best investment bond, in terms of security and interest rate, which is not protected by the FSCS.

  • 1.85% AER
  • Minimum required £1
  • Maximum allowed £10,000,000
  • Notice/term: 1 Year
  • Account Type: Fixed Rate Bond
  • Access: Post
  • FSCS Protected


  • 1.53% AER
  • Minimum required £25,000
  • Maximum allowed £2,000,000
  • Notice/term: 1 Year
  • Account Type: Premier Deposit Account
  • Access: Internet
  • FSCS Protected


  • 0.75% AER
  • Minimum required £1
  • Maximum allowed £5,000,000
  • Notice/term: 1 Year
  • Account Type: Fixed Rate Bond
  • Access: Post
  • FSCS Protected


  • 0.45% AER
  • Minimum required £500
  • Maximum allowed £200,000
  • Notice/term: 1 Year
  • Account Type: Fixed Rate Bond
  • Access: Internet
  • FSCS Protected


  • 1.70% AER
  • Minimum required £25,000
  • Maximum allowed £250,000
  • Notice/term: 1 Year
  • Account Type: Fixed Term Deposit
  • Access: Internet, telephone
  • FSCS Protected


  • 1.70% AER
  • Minimum required £50,000
  • Maximum allowed £200,000
  • Notice/term: 1 Year
  • Account Type: Fixed Deposit Account
  • Access: Post, branch
  • FSCS Protected


  • 0.75% AER
  • Minimum required £500
  • Maximum allowed £1,000,000
  • Notice/term: 1 Year
  • Account Type: Fixed Rate E-Bond Issue 3
  • Access: Internet
  • FSCS Protected


  • 0.65% AER
  • Minimum required £500
  • Maximum allowed £9,000,000
  • Notice/term: 1 Year
  • Account Type: Fixed Online Saver
  • Access: Internet
  • FSCS Protected


  • 0.95% AER
  • Minimum required £1,000
  • Maximum allowed £1,000,000
  • Notice/term: 1 Year
  • Account Type: Fixed Rate Bond
  • Access: Internet, telephone, post
  • FSCS Protected


  • Interest paid annually as shown or monthly at a lower rate
  • Can apply online or by telephone
  • No withdrawals or additional deposits can be made
  • Monthly interest must be paid into a separate account.
  • Largest Islamic Bank in Europe
  • Will only invest your funds into Sharia’a compliant investments
  • No withdrawals are permitted within the fixed term
  • Interest paid annually
  • Can apply online or by phone
  • No additional deposits or withdrawals are permitted
  • Interest paid annually
  • Can apply online
  • No withdrawals are permitted within the fixed term
  • Interest paid annually
  • Can apply online
  • No withdrawals are permitted within the fixed term
  • Interest can be paid monthly or quarterly
  • Rate shown is for maximum deposit
  • No withdrawals are permitted within the fixed term.
  • Interest paid annually
  • Can apply online
  • No withdrawals are permitted within the fixed term
  • Monthly interest option
  • Can enter prize draw
  • No additional deposits or withdrawals permitted.
  • Can close early subject to penalty
  • Interest can be paid monthly
  • Can apply online
  • No withdrawals or closures are permitted within the fixed term

Bank of London and The Middle East

  • Interest can be paid monthly
  • Can apply online
  • No withdrawals are permitted within the fixed term
  • No additional deposits permitted after the first 30 days
  • 1.20%  AER
  • Minimum required £5,000
  • Maximum allowed £50,000
  • Notice/term: 1 Year
  • Account Type: Fixed Rate Saver
  • Access: Internet, telephone
  • FSCS Protected


  • 2.35% - 2.70% AER
  • Minimum required £25,000
  • Maximum allowed £2,000,000
  • Notice/term: 3 Years
  • Account Type: Fixed Rate Bond
  • Access: Telephone, Post
  • Not FSCS Protected
  • Interest can be paid monthly to a designated account.
  • Can apply online, by telephone or post.
  • No withdrawals of capital can be made within the fixed term.