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Reviewed by: markh22

Best value around at the moment for instant access. Very quick and easy to apply and was opened within the wee...

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Investment ISAs are tax-efficient wrappers for long term investments. You may get back less than you pay in as your capital isn't guaranteed and charges may apply. Your personal circumstances will determine how much tax you pay on your investments and returns; tax laws may change.

Post Office Online Saver Issue 18
Account Type
Easy Access
Open With
£1
Interest Rate
1.3% AER variable inc. 0.65% fixed bonus for 12 months
Protection Scheme
FSCS
Post Office Premier Cash ISA Issue 11
Account Type
Cash ISA
Open With
£100
Interest Rate
1.4% AER variable inc. 0.75% fixed bonus for 18 months
Protection Scheme
FSCS
Post Office Online ISA (Easy Access Issue 4)
Account Type
Cash ISA
Open With
£100
Interest Rate
1.45% AER variable inc. 0.80% fixed bonus for 12 months
Protection Scheme
FSCS
Post Office Online ISA (Holding Account)
Account Type
Cash ISA
Open With
£100
Interest Rate
0.65% AER variable
Protection Scheme
FSCS
Post Office Instant Saver Issue 7
Account Type
Instant Access
Open With
£500
Interest Rate
1.2% AER variable inc. 1.10% fixed bonus for 12 months
Protection Scheme
FSCS
Post Office Reward Saver Issue 11
Account Type
Notice
Open With
£500
Interest Rate
1.25% AER variable inc. 0.60% fixed bonus for 12 months
Protection Scheme
FSCS
Post Office Online ISA (1 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA Issue 4)
Account Type
Cash ISA
Open With
£500
Interest Rate
1.45% AER fixed for 1 year
Protection Scheme
FSCS
Post Office Online ISA (2 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA Issue 4)
Account Type
Cash ISA
Open With
£500
Interest Rate
1.6% AER fixed for 2 years
Protection Scheme
FSCS
Post Office 1 Year Online Bond Issue 25
Account Type
Fixed Bond
Open With
£500
Interest Rate
1.78% AER fixed for 1 year
Protection Scheme
FSCS
Post Office 2 Year Online Bond Issue 25
Account Type
Fixed Bond
Open With
£500
Interest Rate
1.9% AER fixed for 2 years
Protection Scheme
FSCS
Post Office 3 Year Online Bond Issue 25
Account Type
Fixed Bond
Open With
£500
Interest Rate
2.08% AER fixed for 3 years
Protection Scheme
FSCS
Post Office 1 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA Issue 17
Account Type
Cash ISA
Open With
£500
Interest Rate
1.4% AER fixed for 1 year
Protection Scheme
-
Post Office 2 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA Issue 17
Account Type
Cash ISA
Open With
£500
Interest Rate
1.55% AER fixed for 2 years
Protection Scheme
-
Post Office 3 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA Issue 17
Account Type
Cash ISA
Open With
£500
Interest Rate
1.75% AER fixed for 3 years
Protection Scheme
-
Post Office 1 Year Fixed Rate Growth Bond Issue 28
Account Type
Fixed Bond
Open With
£500
Interest Rate
1.67% AER fixed for 1 year
Protection Scheme
-
Post Office 2 Year Fixed Rate Growth Bond Issue 28
Account Type
Fixed Bond
Open With
£500
Interest Rate
1.8% AER fixed for 2 years
Protection Scheme
-
Post Office 3 Year Fixed Rate Growth Bond Issue 28
Account Type
Fixed Bond
Open With
£500
Interest Rate
2.01% AER fixed for 3 years
Protection Scheme
-
Post Office Junior ISA
Account Type
Junior Investment ISA
Open With
£500 or £10/month
Interest Rate
-
Protection Scheme
FSCS

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15 Oct 2014

Recommended

Post Office ISA Account

Best value around at the moment for instant access. Very quick and easy to apply and was opened within the week. Had a small problem - I did not get sent a card so I could pay money in, but a quick phone call sorted that, and one arrived later that week. ISA transfers are allowed and went through smoothly from my previous ISA provider.

Quick and easy to apply

Can't take money out at the PO

4
Good
  • Customer service

  • Value for money

  • Flexibility & fairness

  • Product features

9 Dec 2014

Recommended

Shame they are closing the post offices

I opened a PO instant saver some years ago as I live round the corner to a post office and felt it would be handy to pay in money and get cash when I needed some. Also I often use the PO for holiday currency so could withdraw to pay that. Like other savings accounts interest is minimal at the moment so no good if you want to raise income but I got it or the convenience if I couldn't get to a bank or shop for cashback.

Convenience

Low rates

3
Satisfactory
  • Customer service

  • Value for money

  • Flexibility & fairness

  • Product features

28 Feb 2012

Recommended

Online Saver (Issue 4)

For those who want to earn a reasonable interest rate without locking their money away, the Online Saver account from the Post Office is worthy of consideration.

If you choose the annual interest option you'll get a variable rate of 3.01% gross, while the monthly interest option yields a gross rate of 2.96%. The account gives you unlimited free withdrawals and access to your money 365 days of the year via the Post Office website.

This account is managed exclusively on-line and as such it is not suitable for those who cannot or do not want to manage their money via the web. Also, there is a 12 month introductory bonus of 1.36%, after which time the saving rate takes a nose dive. Be sure you put a note in your dairy to shift your savings after 12 months.

Reasonable rate, free withdrawals

On-line only, 12 month introductory bonus

4
Good
  • Customer service

  • Value for money

  • Flexibility & fairness

  • Product features

27 Apr 2015

Post office reward saver

Applied for a reward saver account online, received the paperwork in the post and took my £1000 deposit into a post office branch. Handed this over to the cashier with all my completed paperwork and was told the account had been opened. 2 weeks went by and still hadn't heard anything so I called up to enquire only to be told they had no record of my deposit or me ever opening an account and all I could do was go back to the post office. So.. I went to the post office and the lady spoke to the savings department, after half an hour they still couldn't find my money and told me to send a cover letter off. So long story short, 3 weeks down the line and I am still waiting for my money to be found or given back to me and all the proof I have is a receipt that I asked for when depositing my money. The post office branch staff don't know what they are doing with the savings accounts and the savings accounts staff when you ring them up aren't very helpful at all.

Branch staff need more training on products they are selling

1
Poor
  • Customer service

  • Value for money

  • Flexibility & fairness

  • Product features

9 Dec 2014

Recommended

National Saving Account with the Post Office

I have had this savings account for many years now, it is a basic account that suits my currnet circumstances. The interest rate is not great and it is easy to use. When I mislaid my account book, it was easy and straightforward to obtain a replacement. The customer services department is very good and the staff are always helpful and courteous.

simple saving account

sending off for cash withdrawal

5
Excellent
  • Customer service

  • Value for money

  • Flexibility & fairness

  • Product features

16 Oct 2014

Post Office Instant Saver

Service in my local PO branch in connection with this account and with other services was and is very good. This savings account (administered by the Bank of Ireland), however, was terrible. No interest was paid on balances below £500. Penalties were applied if more than four withdrawals were made in the space of twelve months. After the expiry of an initial "teaser" rate, the interest rate plummeted. When I closed the account recently, the rate on balances above that figure was only 0.1 %.

Convenience of using PO branch

Poor interest rate

1
Poor
  • Customer service

  • Value for money

  • Flexibility & fairness

  • Product features

9 Oct 2014

Post Office Savings - awful customer service

Trying to close and settle the account of my grandfather who sadly passed away. Can't get any answers over the phone. Keep getting fobbed off and they don't reply to emails. Absolutely terrible.

1
Poor
  • Customer service

  • Value for money

  • Flexibility & fairness

  • Product features

27 Jun 2013

Recommended

Post Office fixed rate savings account

I have held this account for a year. I am happy with the fixed interest rate. At 3% it is better than that offered by other institutions. Unfortunately the account only offered this rate for one year so I am now looking for somewhere else to transfer my money to.

Good interest rate in the present economic climate.

Fixed rate only applied for one year.

4
Good
  • Customer service

  • Value for money

  • Flexibility & fairness

  • Product features

19 Jul 2013

Post Office savings accounts

The rates dipped on this one just as i moved a chunk of money into a bond. Will move this asap! On the plus side, the internet service is easy to use and easily available.

Ease of access

Low rates dipped

3
Satisfactory
  • Customer service

  • Value for money

  • Flexibility & fairness

  • Product features

28 Jun 2013

Rate too low now

This was one of the accounts with instant access, paying 3.00% interest however now down to around 1.25%. Shall be moving soon!

Ease of applying for money, online access

Rate too low now

4
Good
  • Customer service

  • Value for money

  • Flexibility & fairness

  • Product features

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