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Ford Money: Savings accounts overview

Read on to find out more about Ford Money’s new online savings accounts.

Ford Money is the money management and finance subsidiary of the well-known Ford Motor Company.

Ford Money has existed as part of the Ford Motor Company since 1963, when it was created under the name Ford Credit. In 1997 Ford Credit obtained its UK banking licence and became known as FCE Bank plc.

Today Ford Money offers a range of savings products and ISAs that are designed to be easy to open and manage, and that will always offer competitive rates. Check out our tables and compare the accounts Ford Money has to offer.

Read on to find out all there is to know about Ford Money, and whether it might be the right bank and savings account for you.

What savings options does Ford Money offer?

Updated December 11th, 2018
Name Product Account type Open with Interest rate Protection scheme
Cash ISA
£500
1.45% AER Annual (fixed)
FSCS
Cash ISA
£500
1.65% AER Annual (fixed)
FSCS
Fixed term
£500
2.0% Gross p.a. (fixed)
FSCS
Fixed term
£500
2.22% Gross p.a. (fixed)
FSCS
Flexible Cash ISA
£1
1.17% AER Annual (variable)
FSCS
Flexible Saver
£1
1.29% Gross p.a. (variable)
FSCS

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What is a cash ISA?

A cash ISA is a savings account where you don’t pay tax on the interest you earn. There’s a limit on the amount you can deposit into ISAs each year, which is set by the government.

Ford Money savings products in more detail

Flexible saver

  • Easy access to your money
  • Unlimited deposits and withdrawals
  • Open with as little as £1
  • Ford Money’s best rate guaranteed

Fixed saver

  • Offers a higher return for locking in a lump sum of money away for a fixed term
  • Fixed interest rate
  • Ford Money’s best rate guaranteed
  • £500 minimum deposit
  • Make unlimited deposits (within the annual limit) within the first 14 calendar days of account opening

Flexible Cash ISA

  • Pay no tax on the interest you earn
  • Easy access to your money
  • Make unlimited withdrawals
  • Start saving with as little as £1
  • Ford Money’s best rate guaranteed

Fixed Cash ISA

  • Pay no tax on the interest you earn
  • A higher return for locking a lump sum of money away for a fixed term
  • Ford Money’s best rate guaranteed
  • £500 minimum deposit
  • Make unlimited deposits (within the annual limit) within the first 14 calendar days of account opening

Does Ford Money offer online or mobile banking?

Ford Money operates solely as an online bank and has no presence on the high street. There’s no mobile app yet but customers can access their accounts through the browser on their phone and tablet.

Online banking

  • View transaction activity. For any type of account.
  • View pending transactions. Check payments you have recently made.
  • Transfer funds. Move your money to designated accounts quickly and easily.
  • Pay bills and people. All within the online portal.
  • View monthly statements. Stay on top of your finances with monthly statements.
  • Set a savings goal. Saving for something in particular? Track your progress with Ford Money’s savings goal feature.

Does Ford Money offer any student or graduate accounts?

No, the four accounts detailed above are the only types of account currently available through Ford Money.

Is it easy to switch to Ford Money?

Ford Money doesn’t offer current accounts – only savings accounts. Because of this you don’t really need to “switch”, you can keep your current account at your existing bank and open a new savings account at Ford Money within 10 minutes.

Decide which of the above account types is best for you and you can open one today and transfer money from your current bank account quickly and easily.

How do I decide which account is for me?

Firstly, you need to decide what you’re looking for in a savings account. How often are you planning to draw out money? How much money can you afford to save each month?

You need to work out what you need before comparing the different offers available for certain types of savings accounts. Once you’ve done that, it’s useful to look at:

  • Interest rates
  • Fees (if there are any)
  • Access to cash (if you need quick access, for instance)
  • Rewards and loyalty schemes (if you’re into add-ons or switching bonuses)

What are the pros and cons of banking with Ford Money?

Pros

  • Online banking. Your Ford Money savings account can be accessed from anywhere. Even though there’s no dedicated mobile app, the website is optimised to perform on any device type.
  • Flexibility. Ford Money’s variety of accounts offers flexible options no matter what kind of savings you’re looking for.
  • Easily accessible. You can open a Ford savings account in under 10 minutes and the call centre is available 7 days a week.

Cons

  • Better rates elsewhere? Rates are pretty poor across the board, but you might be able to squeeze a slightly better rate from other providers, depending on what features you’re seeking.
  • No high-street presence. The era of high street banking is being replaced by an era of online banking, even for traditional banks. But if a high-street presence is important to you then maybe Ford Money isn’t the way to go.

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    JamesNovember 12, 2018

    Is investment money held by Ford or is there a bank or building society behind them?

    • finder Customer Care
      JoshuaNovember 25, 2018Staff

      Hi James,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      Ford Money is an online savings provider and it offers a wide range of savings products in the UK. Ford Credit obtained its UK banking licence and became known as FCE Bank plc. For this reason, they directly hold your money. Moreover, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) protects your investment.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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    FrancisNovember 9, 2018

    Will you please advise the procedure for opening an account with Ford Money, and how is the sum invested actually provided. Would it be per Debit/Credit card, or would cheque be sent to Ford Money for the relevant sum being invested.

    With thanks,

    Francis

    • finder Customer Care
      JoshuaNovember 20, 2018Staff

      Hi Francis,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      There are two ways for you to open a Ford Money account. It can be done through online or by phone. Click on the “Go to site” green button above this page. It should redirect you to the official website of Ford Money. Find the right product for you and simply follow the easy to follow the step-by-step instruction provided. You can also find their phone number on their website if you wish to open an account via phone call. Generally, the online application is faster than through the phone.

      Now, when it comes to depositing your money, you need to have a nominated bank account which could be a personal UK Bank or Building Society current account. The nominated bank account would serve as the source account for depositing any money with Ford Money and will also be the destination account to which they will send any funds you withdraw from your Ford Money account.

      You can learn more by visiting the website of Ford Money. There are instructions found in their “Help” page and the possibility of talking to them through the phone.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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    StanOctober 24, 2018

    If I open an account with Ford Money, how do I draw money out of this account?

    • finder Customer Care
      JhezelynOctober 24, 2018Staff

      Hello Stan,

      Thank you for your comment.

      If you have a Ford Money account, to make a withdrawal you’ll need to log in to your Ford Money account online. Log in and on the Account Summary page select Account Options and choose Move Money from the menu displayed. Follow the instructions to transfer funds to your Nominated Account or to other eligible Ford Money accounts you may have.

      To see if your withdrawal has been successful, select Account Options and choose View Transactions. If the withdrawal’s been debited, it will appear at the top of the page with the date it was processed. If the withdrawal is still being processed, you’ll find it towards the bottom of the page in Pending Transactions.

      Should you wish to have real-time answers to your questions, try our chat box on the lower right corner of our page.

      Regards,
      Jhezelyn

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    JimOctober 11, 2018

    Is Ford Money covered by the FCA compensation scheme?

    • finder Customer Care
      JhezelynOctober 12, 2018Staff

      Hi Jim,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Eligible deposits with Ford Money are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the UK’s deposit guarantee scheme.

      Should you wish to have real-time answers to your questions, try our chat box on the lower right corner of our page.

      Regards,
      Jhezelyn

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    NormanSeptember 25, 2018

    Is my investment safe and guaranteed with Ford Money? Are there risks to me losing my investment?

    • finder Customer Care
      JhezelynSeptember 27, 2018Staff

      Hello Norman,

      Thank you for your comment.

      According to Ford Money, when you bank with them, you have the reassurance of knowing your deposits are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), the UK’s deposit protection scheme. They also use industry standard site encryption to ensure your savings will never be compromised. To know more, you may visit Ford Money’s website.

      Should you wish to have real-time answers to your questions, try our chat box on the lower right corner of our page.

      Regards,
      Jhezelyn

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    BrianAugust 26, 2018

    Do you offer fixed term deposit accounts for limited companies(LTD)?

    • finder Customer Care
      JeniSeptember 2, 2018Staff

      Hi Brian,

      Thank you for getting in touch with finder.

      Currently, Ford Money only offers various savings products for individuals as young as 16 years old. You may apply for a fixed term deposit for your LTD company with one of the UK’s ‘big four’ banks like NatWest.

      Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any other enquiries.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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