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Hey everyone, I'm a first year university student who really wants to start putting money away into a savings account for my future as opposed to spending it on unnecessary clothing purchases and dinners with friends!

I'm currently with Natwest, my main account which I've had since before I was 16, and with HSBC which is my student account (but I'm not a fan of HSBC!)

What banks would you recommend that provide the best savings accounts?
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You can create ISA account its tax free saving account as far as I know it lets you save money and invest in funds and shares. I recommed Al rayan bank as they claim to invest your money ethically with out interestso good for people who observe the Islamic faith. Hope this helps. Its great that you thinking about personal finance I highly recommend you watch this YouTube video by Patricia Bright
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You can create ISA account its tax free saving account as far as I know it lets you save money and invest in funds and shares. I recommed Al rayan bank as they claim to invest your money ethically with out interestso good for people who observe the Islamic faith. Hope this helps. Its great that you thinking about personal finance I highly recommend you watch this YouTube video by Patricia Bright
HOW TO MANAGE AND MAKE MORE MONEY! VIRGIN JOURNALS
Thanks for your response! I've watched that video - i love her! I'm not of the islamic faith but I guess I can give it a look
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What do you actually want from your savings account? You can get ones where you have to pay in a set amount each month, ones where your money is locked away for a certain amount of years, etc.
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What do you actually want from your savings account? You can get ones where you have to pay in a set amount each month, ones where your money is locked away for a certain amount of years, etc.
I want to pay in a set amount each month
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A Building Society might be best.

e.g. Nationwide

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Just dump all your money into stocks and shares, the market needs your liquidity
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(Original post by overthelove)
Hey everyone, I'm a first year university student who really wants to start putting money away into a savings account for my future as opposed to spending it on unnecessary clothing purchases and dinners with friends!

I'm currently with Natwest, my main account which I've had since before I was 16, and with HSBC which is my student account (but I'm not a fan of HSBC!)

What banks would you recommend that provide the best savings accounts?
The best in what respect?
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The best in what respect?
The best as in interest rates etc... I don't really know much about finance, but I don't want to 'invest' my money into an account with a bank that doesn't have good rates!
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A Building Society might be best.

e.g. Nationwide

Thank you for your response! I'll give them a look!
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The best as in interest rates etc... I don't really know much about finance, but I don't want to 'invest' my money into an account with a bank that doesn't have good rates!
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/sav...-best-interest

For easy-access, RCI have the best rates for a savings account but are not covered by the UK FSCS. Shawbrook offer 1.3% but they're not a big name (if that makes a difference to you) and require at least £1000 to open. That MSE page also has the best fixed rate accounts but you'll have to lock your money in for a certain amount of time so may not be suitable if you need the money quickly.
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Thank you for your response! I'll give them a look!

Coventry.

Also worth a look.
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Thank you for your response! I'll give them a look!
You should look into opening a current account. It sounds perverse, but current accounts offer much better interest rates than any savings account.
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Take a look at this: http://www.bankaccountsavings.co.uk/

I used it and now have 2 'savings' accounts which are both current accounts and I get an interest of around 4-5% on £7000.
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It depends how much money you want to save. You can check out the TSB Classic current account: http://www.tsb.co.uk/current-account...-plus-account/ - You get 5% interest on your balance up to £2000 and you can also get a monthly saver where you can save another £250 per month on 5% interest.
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Thank you for your response! I'll give them a look!
Hi,if you pm me ill refer you and you can get some cash upfront just for signing up Im a long standing Nationwide customer so can recommend peeps. Thats £100 notes for you..easy money..
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Hi,if you pm me ill refer you and you can get some cash upfront just for signing up Im a long standing Nationwide customer so can recommend peeps. Thats £100 notes for you..easy money..
But you have to have at least direct debits going out each month and some other bits, from what I remember. And it's only certain accounts.
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But you have to have at least direct debits going out each month and some other bits, from what I remember. And it's only certain accounts.
Ah yes,there are some conditions as you say,,still,,if you had an old account to switch or found a donor account somewhere,well its easy money

http://www.nationwide.co.uk/products...mmend-a-friend
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I am running my account with Nationwide since last 8 years and it seems to me the best. Although each person has his/her own choice. You can also ask your known.
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