2017 Guide: Best Fixed Rate ISAs – Ranking and Comparison


Following up on our recently posted review of the best Individual Savings Account (ISA) rates in the UK, AdvisoryHQ News has published the below list and comparison ranking of the best-fixed rate ISAs that are available to UK residents.

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In the tables below, we provide a brief comparison of the best fixed rate ISAs offered by various providers across the UK, including:

The information in each table has been sorted based on the best fixed 1-year ISA, 2-year ISA, 3-year ISA, and 5-year ISA rates available for long-term ISA products.

Click on any of the links below for information and a ranking of other types of ISAs.

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Best 3- to 5-Year Fixed Rate ISAs

In the table below, we provide a ranking comparison of the top 3- to 5-year fixed rate ISA accounts.

Sorted by highest to lowest rates

BankAcct NameRateDetails – Best 3- to 5-Year Fixed Rate ISAs
HalifaxISA Saver Fixed – 5 year2.15%
  • Open this 5-year fixed term ISA account with a minimum of £500.
  • Deposits and transfers should be made within 60 days of opening the ISA account.
  • Interest is paid monthly.
  • Options for interest payments include paying into an ISA account or paying it into an account with other institutions.
  • Should you decide to cancel the account, you may do so without penalties within 14 days of opening the account. You’ll also receive interest for the duration your money was invested at the bank.
  • At the end of the duration, your fixed term ISA account will automatically change into an Instant ISA saver, which will pay you 0.25% tax-free/AER variable.
Nationwide3 year Fixed Rate ISA2.00%
  • Open this 3-year ISA account with a minimum of £1.
  • Open and manage this fixed term ISA account via mobile banking, online or at a branch.
  • Earn 2.00% interest annually or monthly interest of 1.97% (1.95% tax-free).
  • The best ISA fixed rates are guaranteed for the entire duration.
  • You have the ability to transfer lump sums from an existing ISA to maximize your ISA allowance for 2015/16.
Lloyds Bank3 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA1.75%
  • You can open this 3-year fixed rate ISA account with £3,000.
  • Earn interest monthly or annually on balances over £1.
  • Earn 1.75% annually (1.74% tax-free monthly) on balances of £40,000+.
  • Balances of £1–£39,999 will earn 1.25% annually (1.24% tax-free monthly).
  • Manage this ISA account by visiting a branch, through online banking or via PhoneBank®.
  • At the end of the term, the account will auto-convert to an Instant Cash ISA which currently pays 0.25% tax-free/AER variable.
  • Get ready access to your money (in case of an emergency) by forfeiting applicable interest. 
  • Transfer your previous years’ subscriptions and make additional deposits up to your annual ISA allowance for 2015.
TSB3 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA1.75%
  • This 3-year fixed term ISA account can be opened online.
  • Open your account with a minimum of £3,000.
  • Additional deposits are permitted subject to your personal ISA limit for 2015–2016.
  • Interest is calculated daily and paid annually on balances starting at £1+.
  • Interest is guaranteed for the duration of this fixed term ISA.
  • You’ll receive a notification of when your fixed term ISA is about to mature.
  • The account is auto-converted to a Cash ISA Saver upon maturity, which presently pays 0.20% tax-free/AER.

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Best 2-Year Fixed Rate ISA Accounts

Nationwide provides the highest paying 2-year fixed rate ISA account on our list of the best 2-year fixed rate ISAs. This account pays a 1.80% AER, with an account opening minimum balance of just £1.

The next best 2-year fixed rate ISA account is the 2 Year Flexible Cash ISA – Issue 8 account provided by Barclays, which offers 1.75% AER.

Sorted by highest to lowest rates

BankAcct NameRateDetails
Nationwide2 year Fixed Rate ISA1.80%
  • Open the account with a minimum of £1.
  • Open and manage this fixed term ISA account at a branch, online or via a mobile banking app.
  • Choose to have interest paid annually or monthly.
  • Earn an annual interest of 1.80% AER/tax-free (1.76% AER/1.75% tax-free monthly).
  • This account is ideal for transferring lump sums from a current ISA account.
  • Transfer money from an account with another provider.
Barclays2 Year Flexible Cash ISA – Issue 81.75%
  • Open an account with as little as £1.
  • Leverage the best ISA rates for transfers by opening with £0 when transferring money from other ISA accounts or providers.
  • You can transfer the full balance out to another institution if you wish – charges/loss of interest may occur.
  • You may also close your ISA account prior to term expiry – charges/loss of interest may occur.
  • Interest rates are guaranteed for the duration of the term.
  • Withdraw up to 30% of the balance, in 3 instalments of up to 10% each.
Lloyds Bank2 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA1.50%
  • Open your fixed term ISA account with £3,000.
  • Earn interest either monthly or annually on balances over £1.
  • With this best fixed rate ISA, you’ll earn 1.50% annually (1.49% tax-free monthly) on balances of £40,000+.
  • Balances of £1–£39,999 will earn 1.00% annually/monthly.
  • Manage your ISA account by visiting a branch, through online banking or via PhoneBank®.
  • At the end of the term, the account will auto-convert to an Instant Cash ISA which currently pays 0.25% tax-free/AER variable.
  • Get immediate access to your money (in case of an emergency) by forfeiting applicable interest. 
  • Transfer your previous years’ subscriptions and make additional deposits up to your ISA limit for 2015.
TSB2 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA1.50%
  • This fixed term ISA account can be opened online.
  • Open an account with a minimum of £3,000.
  • Additional deposits are permitted subject to your personal ISA allowance for 2015/16.
  • Interest is calculated daily and paid annually on balances starting at £1+.
  • Interest is guaranteed for the duration of the term.
  • You’ll receive notification of when your fixed term ISA is about to mature.
  • The account is auto-converted to a Cash ISA Saver upon maturity which presently pays 0.20% tax-free/AER.
HalifaxISA Saver Fixed – 2 year1.50%
  • Open this fixed term ISA account with a minimum of £500.
  • Deposits and transfers should be made within 60 days of the account opening.
  • Interest is calculated using the best ISA rates available and paid monthly.
  • Options for interest payment include payment into an ISA account or into an account with other institutions.
  • Should you decide to cancel the account, you may do so without penalties within 14 days of opening the account. You’ll also receive interest for the duration that your money was invested at the bank.
  • At the end of the term, your fixed term ISA account will automatically change into an Instant ISA saver, which will pay you 0.25% tax-free/AER variable.
Santander2 Year Fixed Rate ISA for 1|2|3 …1.35%
  • This product offers some of the best ISA rates that include a premium 1.35% rate for 1|2|3 World or Santander Select customers.
  • Any UK resident aged 16+ can open an account.
  • The best ISA rates are guaranteed for the full duration of the term.
  • Start saving with a minimum of £500.
  • Opening balances can be zero if you open the account by transferring in from an existing account with balances of at least £500.
  • Manage your fixed term ISA account in-branch, on the go using mobile apps or via telephone banking.
  • In the event that you do need to close the account (due to unforeseen circumstances), you may do so – an appropriate penalty will apply.
  • Upon maturity of this fixed term ISA, your account will convert into an ISA Saver.
NatWest2 Year Fixed Rate ISA1.30%
  • Open an account with a minimum of £1,000.
  • Earn 1.30% AER/tax-free over the duration of the term on balances of £25,000+.
  • Balances between £1,000 and £24,999 will earn 1.25% AER/tax-free.
  • Allows you to benefit from the best ISA transfer rates by moving ISAs from other providers.
  • This product matures on 14 Dec 2017.
RBS2 Year Fixed Rate ISA1.25%
  • This fixed term ISA account can be opened with a minimum of £1,000.
  • Earn 1.25% AER/tax-free over the duration of the term on balances of £25,000+.
  • Balances between £1,000 and £24,999 will earn 1.15% AER/tax-free.
  • Benefit from the best ISA transfer rates by moving ISAs from other providers.
  • This product matures on 11 Jan 2018.
Santander2 Year Fixed Rate ISA 1.10%
  • Any UK resident aged 16+ can open this fixed term ISA account.
  • The best fixed ISA rates are guaranteed for the full duration of the term.
  • Start saving with a minimum of £500.
  • Opening balances can be zero if you open the account by transferring in from an existing account with balances of at least £500.
  • Manage your account in-branch, on the go using mobile apps or via telephone banking.
  • In the event that you do need to close your ISA account (due to unforeseen circumstances), you may do so – an appropriate penalty will apply.
  • Upon maturity of the term, your account will convert into an ISA Saver.

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Comparison of the Best 1-Year Fixed Rate ISA Accounts

For UK consumers that are interested in a much shorter fixed rate ISA account, the 1-year fixed term ISA accounts presented below offer some of the highest yielding 1-year ISA rates.

Nationwide provides the highest paying 1-year fixed rate ISA account on our list of the best 1-year fixed term ISAs. This account pays a 1.60% AER, and it comes with an account opening minimum balance of just £1.

The next best 1-year fixed term ISA account is NatWest’s 1 Year Fixed Rate ISA which yields a 1.20% AER.

BankAcct NameRateDetails (Best 1-Year Fixed Rate ISA Accounts)
Nationwide1 year Fixed Rate ISA1.65%
  • Open the account with a minimum of £1.
  • Open and manage your fixed term ISA account at a branch, online or via mobile banking app.
  • Choose to have interest paid annually or monthly.
  • Earn annual interest of 1.65% AER/tax-free (1.61% AER/1.60% tax-free monthly).
  • Ideal for ISA transfer transactions involving moving lump sums from a current ISA.
  • Easy to transfer money from an ISA account at another provider.
NatWest1 Year Fixed Rate ISA1.20%
  • This fixed term ISA account may be opened with a minimum of £1,000.
  • Earn 1.20% AER/tax-free over the duration of the term on balances of £25,000+.
  • Balances between £1,000 and £24,999 will earn 1.10% AER/tax-free.
  • This account allows you to transfer in ISAs from other providers.
  • This product matures on 14 Dec 2016.
HalifaxISA Saver Fixed – 1 year1.15%
  • Open your ISA account with a minimum of £500.
  • Deposits and transfers should be made within 60 days of the account opening.
  • Interest is calculated daily using some of the best ISA rates offered and paid monthly.
  • Options for interest payment include payment into an ISA account or depositing it into an account with other institutions.
  • Should you decide to cancel your fixed term ISA account, you may do so without penalties within 14 days of opening the account. You’ll also receive interest for the duration your money was invested at the bank.
  • At the end of the term, your account will automatically change into an Instant ISA saver, which will pay you 0.25% tax-free/AER variable.
RBS1 Year Fixed Rate ISA1.00%
  • Open this ISA account with a minimum of £1,000.
  • Earn 1.00% AER/tax-free over the duration of the term on balances of £25,000+.
  • Balances between £1,000 and £24,999 will earn 0.90% AER/tax-free.
  • This account allows you to transfer in ISAs from other providers.
  • This product matures on 11 Jan 2017.

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