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Saga savings account review

SAGA offers a select range of savings accounts with interest rates up to 4.75%.

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Saga is known for offering financial services specifically to the over-50s in the UK. Established in 1951, it has grown its financial product range steadily over the years to include insurance, equity release and savings.

Under its savings range it has a variety of different accounts and ISAs.

Easy access savings accounts

Table: sorted by interest rate
SAGA's best easy access rate of 4.75% is significantly lower than today's market-best rate of 7.49%.
Name Product Account type Withdrawals Min. opening balance Interest rate Deposit protection Open via Incentive Apply link
SAGA – Saga Cash ISA
Cash ISA
Instant access
£0
4.75% AER variable (Includes a bonus )
FSCS logo
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Open via: website
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SAGA – Saga Easy Access Savings Account
Variable
Instant access
£0
4.75% AER variable (Includes a bonus )
FSCS logo
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Open via: website
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Cash ISAs

Table: sorted by interest rate
SAGA's best cash ISA rate of 4.75% is very slightly lower than today's market-best rate of 5.16%.
Name Product Interest rate Minimum investment Interest paid Withdrawals Deposit protection Open via Incentive Table product description Apply link
SAGA – Saga Cash ISA
4.75% AER variable (Includes a bonus )
£1
Monthly
Instant access
FSCS logo
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Open via: website
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What is SAGA's best savings account with the highest interest rate?

Remember that the best savings account will depend on what you want from your savings. If you're after fast access to your money then an easy access account should suit. However, if you're looking to happy to lock your money away for a period of time to unlock a higher rate, then a fixed-rate bond is a good option. Finally, if you're looking to maximise your returns and shield them from income tax, consider an ISA. Below we've listed the different types of accounts SAGA offers plus the highest interest rate currently available.
Savings account types include Easy access, cash ISAs
Best easy access rate 4.75%
Best cash ISA rate 4.75%
Opening options Website
FSCS protection

How to open a Saga savings account

Accounts can be opened online. Once you have selected the account you want, select the “Get started” button.

Alternatively, you can call Saga’s customer care team who can help take you through the application. You will need internet access and access to your email account while on the phone to complete the application.

What documents do you need to open an account?

To open an account you will need the following:

  • Proof of identity such as your passport or full UK driving licence
  • Proof of address such as a utility bill, council tax statement or UK bank statement
  • National Insurance number (for Saga Cash ISA)

You will also need to provide the sort code and account number of a UK current account in your name. As well as this you will need your own email address and mobile phone number.

Is Saga safe?

Saga is fully authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Its savings accounts are provided by Goldman Sachs and are covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) which protects eligible deposits up to a total of £85,000.

How to switch to Saga

When you apply for a Saga savings account, you will be asked to provide details of a UK current account. This will then become your linked account and you can use it to move money into your Saga savings account.

You can also add money from another Saga savings account if it is provided by Goldman Sachs, is in your name and allows withdrawals. However, money from Saga accounts opened before 30 September 2019 with Birmingham Midshires cannot be transferred directly. You will instead need to move the money to your nominated account and move it in from there.

Pros and cons

Pros

  • Decent interest rates. Some accounts come with a 12-month bonus rate.
  • Online banking. Accounts can be opened and managed online.
  • Flexibility. Saga offers a range of different savings accounts, from easy access to fixed rate.

Cons

  • No high street presence. Online management is common among savings accounts now, but if a high street presence is important to you then maybe Saga isn’t the way to go.

Our verdict: Is a savings account from Saga worth it?

While Saga is known for being a brand for over-50s, anyone over the age of 18 can open an account. It has a decent range of savings accounts, so there is something for everyone. It typically has competitive interest, particularly on its 1-year fixed rate bond.

However, remember to check our other reviews first in order to compare Saga against the competition when it comes to rates, fees and accessibility.

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