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Active
Savings

Take control of your cash

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Important information - Active Savings helps you make your own decisions and is not personal advice. Fixed term products generally only allow access to funds at maturity. Inflation reduces the future spending power of money.

Great returns, no hassle

Get great rates on your hard earned cash without the hassle of constantly switching providers.

Active Savings lets you pick and mix savings products from a range of banks and building societies, all through one online account. Once you’re set up there’s no more paperwork or hassle when choosing savings products – no more applications forms or proving who you are every time. Just a selection of products with great rates all under one roof.

A revolutionary way to save

Over 1 million people trust us to help them make the most of their money.

Active Savings gives you access to great returns on your cash, without the hassle of constantly switching providers.

You can pick and mix savings products from a range of banks and building societies, all through one online account. Once you’re set up there’s no more paperwork or hassle when choosing savings products – no more application forms or proving who you are every time. Just a selection of products with great rates all under one roof.

  • Choice
    Pick from easy access and fixed term savings products offering great rates
  • Visibility
    See all your savings and investments together in one online account
  • Ease
    Move available money into new products in just a few clicks, no paperwork
  • Speed
    Get set up in minutes online. Make sure you've read all the imporant information

Compare us to the high street

Active Savings gives you great returns, without the hard work.

The average market rate for an instant access savings product is just 0.07%, including unconditional bonuses. But you could be getting much less. Some high street banks now pay as little as 0.01%.

See the difference a new rate could make to you.

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Based on rates available to new customers with a balance of £10,000 from large high street banks. Correct at 31 August 2020. Products can be added or withdrawn at any time. Instant access products allow immediate withdrawals, the Active Savings service offers easy access products and withdrawals usually take one working day. Instant access and easy access products provide variable rates and fixed term products pay a fixed rate.

Don't settle for an average rate

Average market rate
for instant access0.07%
Average market rate
for a 1 year fix0.44%
Source: Bank of England 31 August 2020

The best rates on Active Savings

Easy access

Up to
0.55% | 0.55%
(AER | Gross)

Up to 3 months

Up to
0.85% | 0.85%
(AER | Gross)

Up to 6 months

Up to
0.95% | 0.95%
(AER | Gross)

Up to 1 year

Up to
1.30% | 1.30%
(AER | Gross)

Up to 3 years

Up to
1.40% | 1.40%
(AER | Gross)

Up to 5 years

Up to
1.60% | 1.60%
(AER | Gross)

Easy access

Up to
0.55% | 0.55%
(AER | Gross)

Up to 3 months

Up to
0.85% | 0.85%
(AER | Gross)

Up to 1 year

Up to
1.30% | 1.30%
(AER | Gross)

Up to 3 years

Up to
1.40% | 1.40%
(AER | Gross)

Please note, products can be added or withdrawn at any time. Minimum deposit requirements apply to individual products.

All our latest rates

The table below shows all of the savings products available today through Active Savings. You'll find out more about these products once you've opened an Active Savings Account. Products available can be added or withdrawn at any time. Minimum deposit requirements apply to individual products.

Remember, with fixed term savings, you can't withdraw your money until the term has ended. At present, you can't save in an ISA, but we hope to offer this in future.

Occasionally, our partner banks offer savings products only available to existing Active Savings clients. To view these rates, please log in to your account.

We'll show in the table if any products currently available are market leading. This data was last checked against Moneyfacts on 22 Sep 2020 at 8:56am.

Please note that two of Hargreaves Lansdown’s Non-Executive Directors hold positions with Paragon Bank and Investec Bank as Non-Executive Chair and Senior Independent Director, respectively.

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What do AER and Gross mean?

AER (Annual Equivalent Rate)
Shows what the interest rate/expected profit rate would be if it was paid and compounded once each year. It helps you compare the rates on different savings products.

Gross
The interest rate without any tax removed. Interest/profits are paid gross. You are responsible for paying any tax due on interest/profits that exceed your Personal Savings Allowance to HM Revenue & Customs. Tax treatment can change.

Expected profit rate

Islamic banks offer an expected profit rate, rather than interest on their savings products, in order to comply with Sharia banking principles. They are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority, and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. Any eligible deposits up to £85,000 are covered under the FSCS. More about Sharia banking.

Fixed term products pay a fixed rate and easy access products pay a variable rate.

Get saving in three easy steps

Step 1

Open an Active Savings account

Or log into your HL account if you're already a client. Make sure you read the important information.

Step 2

Start with just £1

Add money with a debit card, or move across any uninvested cash in your Fund and Share account.

Step 3

Choose your products

Select from the range of great rates available.

FSCS protection

Will my savings be protected?

Eligible deposits are protected up to £85,000 per banking licence. Any deposits over £85,000 with the same bank are not likely to be covered. All our partner banks are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority, regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority, and are covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). Money in the cash hub is covered under Barclay’s licence.

More about FSCS

We don't charge you

We don’t charge you directly, instead we charge our banking partners. This means the same or similar products offered directly by the banks and building societies may have different rates to those available on Active Savings.

How it works

What is the cash hub, and how does it work?

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Take control of your cash today

If you're ready to take control of your savings, getting started with Active Savings can be done online in minutes.

So why not join Active Savings today and improve the way you save, for the better?

Open an Active Savings account

It's a great product, and with a variety of banks offering competitive rates - with varying options like fixed term and easy access to your money - the choice is truly yours.

Mr Omang, Leicestershire


This website is issued by Hargreaves Lansdown Asset Management Limited (company number 1896481), which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority with firm reference 115248.

The Active Savings service is provided by Hargreaves Lansdown Savings Limited (company number 8355960). Hargreaves Lansdown Savings Limited is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 with firm reference 901007 for the issuing of electronic money. Hargreaves Lansdown Asset Management Limited and Hargreaves Lansdown Savings Limited are subsidiaries of Hargreaves Lansdown plc (company number 2122142).

AER (Annual Equivalent Rate) shows what the interest rate/expected profit rate would be if it was paid and compounded once each year. It helps you compare the rates on different savings products.

Gross means the rate without any tax removed. Interest/profits are paid gross. You are responsible for paying any tax due on interest/profits that exceed your Personal Savings Allowance to HM Revenue & Customs.

AER (Annual Equivalent Rate) shows what the interest rate/expected profit rate would be if it was paid and compounded once each year. It helps you compare the rates on different savings products. Once you have opened a fixed term product the rate won't change, but rates on easy access products can vary.

Gross means the rate without any tax removed. Interest/profits are paid gross. You are responsible for paying any tax due on interest/profits that exceed your Personal Savings Allowance to HM Revenue & Customs. Tax treatment can change. Once you have opened a fixed term product the rate won't change, but rates on easy access products can vary.

If you are considering adding money to this savings product, please ensure you have opened an Active Savings Account and given us your instructions before the application deadline.

The savings of private individuals held with authorised banks and building societies are covered under FSCS. All of our partner banks are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and covered under FSCS.

AER (Annual Equivalent Rate) shows what the interest rate/expected profit rate would be if it was paid and compounded once each year. It helps you compare the rates on different savings products. Once you have opened a fixed term product the rate won't change, but rates on easy access products can vary.

Gross means the rate without any tax removed. Interest/profits are paid gross. You are responsible for paying any tax due on interest/profits that exceed your Personal Savings Allowance to HM Revenue & Customs. Tax treatment can change.