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Instant Savings Account

Accessible savings for you

A Clydesdale Bank Instant Savings Account allows you instant access to your money combined with interest on your savings. It’s a way to allow your balance to grow without your cash being locked away.

What you get

  • Access to your money when you need it
  • Interest calculated on a daily basis
  • Interest paid on the last business day of each calendar quarter
  • No charge for withdrawals*
  • Debit Mastercard online only non-contactless card
  • Tiered interest rates
  • Manage your account online, on the phone or at your branch

*Transaction fees apply when you use your debit card abroad. Details of the limits and charges which apply are provided in the tariff guide for the account on which your card is issued

Summary box

Account name Instant Savings
What is the interest rate?
Balance Gross Rate (%) AER (%)
£100,000 and over 0.25 0.25
£50,000 – £99,999 0.25 0.25
£25,000 – £49,999 0.25 0.25
£10,000 – £24,999 0.25 0.25
£5,000 – £9,999 0.20 0.20
£250 – £4,999 0.20 0.20
£1 – £249 0.20 0.20

Interest is calculated on a daily basis and is paid on the last business day of each calendar quarter.

Can Clydesdale Bank change the interest rate? Yes, if we decrease your rate we will provide at least 2 months’ notice as described in Section 15.2 of the Terms and Conditions. We may increase your rate without giving you notice.
What would the estimated balance be after 12 months based on a range of deposits?
Initial deposit at account opening Balance after 12 months
£100,000 £100,250.00
£50,000 £50,125.00
£25,000 £25,062.50
£10,000 £10,025.00
£5,000 £5,010.00
£250 £250.50
£100 £100.20

This is only an example and does not take into account your individual circumstances.

The examples assume that:

  • no further deposits or withdrawals are made;
  • any interest earned stays in the account; and
  • there is no change to the interest rate.
How do I open and manage my account?

The account can be opened in branch or online, or call us on 0800 345 7365.

You must deposit at least £1 to open the account. There is no maximum balance restriction or need to pay in on a regular basis. You must be aged 16 or over.

Can I withdraw money? You may withdraw funds by using internet/telephone banking/Mobile Banking Service/ATM or in branch. No notice is required.
Additional Information

Interest will be paid gross.

Gross rate interest is the interest payable without taking account of any tax payable.

AER (Annual Equivalent Rate). The Annual Equivalent Rate illustrates what the interest rate would be if interest was paid and compounded once each year.

Terms, conditions and eligibility criteria apply.

How to apply

Compare our savings accounts Apply online

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Apply in person at any one of our branches

Call us on
0800 345 7365

Or if you're abroad / Outside UK

+44 141 952 6827

Mon-Fri – 8am-9pm
Sat – 8am-9pm
Sun – 10am-5pm


Are you a new or existing customer?

Are you opening an account in your name or a joint application?

 Apply online

  • Our application takes just 10-15 minutes
  • Get an instant decision* if successful
  • Register for internet and telephone banking
  • You must be 18 or over to apply online
  • If you’re not eligible for this account, we’ll let you know at the end of the application and offer you our Instant Savings account, instead (if appropriate).

* We aim to give online decisions for applications submitted between 8am to 10pm, Monday - Saturday and 8am to 9pm on Sundays. If we are unable to provide an instant decision or your application is submitted outside these times, we will aim to inform you within one working day.

You will need this to apply:

  • Your address details for the past 3 years
  • Your current employer’s details (if applicable)
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Or if you're abroad / Outside UK:

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  • Mon-Fri 8am - 8pm
  • Sat 9am - 5pm
  • Sun 10am - 4pm

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Or visit us in branch and one of our advisors will guide you through the application process.

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If you have created a username or have your customer number, then we’ll have automatically saved it for you. You can now log in to complete your application or retrieve your decision. If you're not sure what your login details are, or you can't get online for some reason, please give us a call on 0800 012 1111.

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Other savings accounts

Jumpstart Savers Account

An instant access savings account for children

40 Day Notice Account

Save as much as you like following your initial deposit of £500 with the option to withdraw your savings with 40 days' notice

Cash ISA

Add to your savings with tax free** interest

Headstart Savers Account

Set up an account for a child's future

**Tax free means interest payable is exempt from income tax

Terms, conditions and eligibility criteria apply.

Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)

Protecting your money

Your eligible deposits held by a UK establishment of Clydesdale Bank PLC are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the UK’s deposit guarantee scheme.

This limit is applied to the total of any deposits you have with the following: Clydesdale Bank, Yorkshire Bank and Virgin Money. Any total deposits you hold above the limit between these brands are unlikely to be covered.

Please see FSCS leaflet download (Opens in a new window) for further information or visit  

You can also refer to our FSCS Guide download (Opens in a new window) for more details.