Skipton Building Society savings accounts & rates: Any good?

Can it put a skip in your step? Skipton Building Society offers a broad range of savings accounts with interest rates up to 7%.

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Skipton Building Society

Skipton has been providing for UK customers since 1853, growing to become one of the UK’s largest building societies.

Skipton Building Society offers a range of products targeted at those saving for their future and potential home ownership, including savings, mortgages, retirement, insurance, and legacy-based services.

Skipton Building Society's top savings rate of 7% is available on one of its regular savings accounts.

Easy access savings accounts

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Skipton Building Society's best easy access rate of 5.5% is lower than today's market-best rate of 7.49%.
1 - 5 of 13
Name Product Account type Withdrawals Min. opening balance Interest rate Deposit protection Open via Incentive Apply link
Skipton BS – Member Bonus Saver Issue 1
Variable
Instant access
£1
5.5% AER variable (includes a 1.7% bonus )
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Skipton BS – Branch Member Bonus Saver Issue 1
Variable
Instant access
£1
5.5% AER variable (includes a 1.7% bonus )
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Skipton BS – Cash ISA Saver Issue 21
Cash ISA
Instant access
£1
3.8% AER variable
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Skipton BS – Branch Easy Access Saver Issue 2
Variable
Instant access
£1
3.8% AER variable
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Skipton BS – Branch Easy Access Saver Issue 2
Variable
Instant access
£1
3.8% AER variable
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Cash ISAs

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Skipton Building Society's best cash ISA rate of 4.35% is slightly lower than today's market-best rate of 5.1%.
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Name Product Interest rate Minimum investment Interest paid Withdrawals Deposit protection Open via Incentive Table product description Apply link
Skipton BS – 1 Year Fixed Rate Branch Cash ISA Issue 252
4.35% AER fixed for 1 year
£500
Monthly
Withdrawals not permitted
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Skipton BS – 1 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA Issue 252
4.35% AER fixed for 1 year
£500
Monthly
Withdrawals not permitted
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Skipton BS – 1 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA Issue 252
4.35% AER fixed for 1 year
£500
Anniversary of account opening
Withdrawals not permitted
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Skipton BS – 1 Year Fixed Rate Branch Cash ISA Issue 252
4.35% AER fixed for 1 year
£500
Anniversary of account opening
Withdrawals not permitted
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Skipton BS – 30 Month Fixed Rate Cash ISA Issue 252
4.2% AER fixed for 2.5 years
£5,000
Monthly
Withdrawals not permitted
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Fixed-rate bonds

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Skipton Building Society's best fixed-rate bond rate of 5% is very slightly lower than today's market-best rate of 5.5%.
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Name Product Interest rate Invest Interest paid Withdrawals Open via Deposit protection Open via Incentive Table product description Apply link
Skipton BS – 1 Year Fixed Rate Member Bond Issue 1
5% AER fixed for 1 year
£500 - £15,000
Anniversary of account opening
Withdrawals not permitted
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Skipton BS – 1 Year Fixed Rate Member Branch Bond Issue 1
5% AER fixed for 1 year
£500 - £15,000
Anniversary of account opening
Withdrawals not permitted
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Skipton BS – 3 Year 66+ Member Income Branch Bond Issue 1
4.5% AER fixed for 3 years
£10,000 - £25,000
Monthly
Withdrawals not permitted
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Skipton BS – 3 Year 66+ Member Income Bond Issue 1
4.5% AER fixed for 3 years
£10,000 - £25,000
Monthly
Withdrawals not permitted
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Skipton BS – 1 Year Fixed Rate Bond Issue 252
4.35% AER fixed for 1 year
£500 - £1,000,000
Monthly
Withdrawals not permitted
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Notice savings accounts

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Skipton Building Society's best notice savings account rate of 4.1% is lower than today's market-best rate of 5.35%.
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Name Product Account type Withdrawals Open with Deposit protection Interest rate Open via Incentive Table product description Apply link
Skipton BS – 120 Day Notice Account Issue 12
Variable
120 days notice needed
£1 - £1,000,000
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4.1% AER variable
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Regular savings accounts

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Skipton Building Society's best regular savings account rate of 7% is slightly lower than today's market-best rate of 8%.
Name Product AER Save Withdrawal notice Interest paid Deposit protection Open via Incentive Apply link
Skipton BS – Member Branch Regular Saver Issue 3
7% fixed for 1 year (on first £3,000)
£0 to £250 per month
1 year bond
Anniversary of account opening
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Skipton BS – Member Regular Saver Issue 3
7% fixed for 1 year (on first £3,000)
£0 to £250 per month
1 year bond
Anniversary of account opening
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Business savings accounts

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Skipton Building Society's best business savings account rate of 3.65% is significantly lower than today's market-best rate of 5.25%.
Name Product Interest rate and type Interest paid Invest Term Open via Incentive Table product description Apply link
Skipton BS – Community Saver Issue 11
3.65% AER variable
Anniversary of account opening
£1 - £1,000,000
Instant access
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Skipton BS – Community Saver Issue 11
3.65% AER variable
Monthly
£1 - £1,000,000
Instant access
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What is Skipton Building Society's best savings account with the highest interest rate?

The best savings account depends on what you want from your savings. If you're after fast access to your money, then an easy-access account should suit you. However, if you're happy to lock your money away for a time to access 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 Skipton Building Society offers, plus the highest interest rate currently available.

Savings account types include Easy access, cash ISAs, fixed-rate bonds, notice accounts, regular savers, business
Best easy access rate 5.5%
Best cash ISA rate 4.35%
Best fixed-rate bond rate 5%
Best notice account rate 4.1%
Best regular saver rate 7%
Best business savings account rate 3.65%
Fixed bond terms 1 year - 5 years
Notice account periods available 120 days
Opening options Branch, website, mobile app, post, telephone
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How do I decide which account is for me?

You need to work out what it is you need from your bank account. Are you looking to put a bit of money away each month? Do you want to put some money away and restrict access to it? Are you after rewards or hoping to maximise interest?

You need to work out what you need before comparing the different offers available for certain types of bank account. Once you’ve done that, useful guidelines to compare include:

  • 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 the add-ons or switching bonuses)

Does Skipton offer online or mobile banking?

Yes. Skipton offers both internet banking and an app, which can be dowloaded from both the Apple Store and the Google Play Store.

When you open an account you’ll be given a Customer ID along with your password and memorable details, to log into your account. Here are some of the basic features of Skipton’s online banking service:

  • Easy to navigate around savings section
  • Manage and arrange transactions
  • Manage personal details and preferences
  • Web Chat and secure messages
  • Website optimised for use on desktop, mobiles and tablets

What is a 'building society'?

A building society is a financial institution owned by its members. They offer banking, and related financial services including mortgages and savings.

Whereas banks are normally listed on the stock market and run for their shareholders, building societies aren’t. Because they don’t have shareholders to pay, building societies have historically claimed to offer better interest and cheaper mortgage rates than banks.

Pros and cons of saving with Skipton Building Society

Pros

  • Well trusted. Skipton has built its reputation over many years with UK customers, and can be regarded as a trusted building society.
  • Better interest rates. Building societies don’t have shareholders to pay, and have usually claimed to offer better interest rates than banks.
  • Customer service. Skipton’s customer service has won them several awards.

Cons

  • No current account options available. Some people may prefer having their current and savings accounts with the same institution.

Customer service information for Skipton Building Society

Email support
Telephone support
In-app or live chat
Contact form
Branch support

Bottom line

Whether you want to lock away your money for a fixed amount of time, or need to be able to access it whenever required, Skipton Building Society offers a range of savings accounts. Don’t forget to check out our top savings rates first, though, to see how they weigh up against the competition in terms of rates, fees and perks.

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    GlenysMarch 19, 2018

    Can I get a debit or credit card from Skipton Building Society. I have a savings account and my pension is paid into that account also.

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      MayMarch 26, 2018Finder

      Hi Glenys,

      Thanks for reaching out to finder. Looks like there are no debit or credit card products available at Skipton Building Society. Nevertheless, you may like to check your options for a credit card on this page and for debit cards (from current account) here. Best to check the details and eligibility requirements first before you submit your application or contact the bank to discuss your options.

      Cheers,
      May

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