Limited access savings

Earn more interest on your money through limited withdrawals.

The ideal savings account if you want to save regularly, aren't planning on withdrawing your money any time soon, but still need access to your money whenever you need it.

If you’d prefer a savings account with unlimited withdrawals, take a look at our instant access accounts.


  • Start saving with £1
  • Get a higher interest rate by making no more than 2 withdrawals in a calendar year
  • Make unlimited deposits
  • Manage your account online, by mobile, over the phone, in branch or by post

Select Access Saver 2

4.09% gross/AER variable if you make 2 withdrawals or less in a calendar year

1.31% gross/AER variable if you make 3 withdrawals or more in a calendar year

Important to know

  • If you go over the withdrawal limit your interest rate will drop to a lower level for the rest of the calendar year.
  • You can only have one Select Access Saver 2 account at a time.
  • If you close a Select Access Saver 2 account, you cannot open another one in that same calendar year.
  • Interest rates are variable meaning they can go up or down.
  • Sole and joint accounts available.

Understanding savings accounts

Tools and practical guides to help you start saving.

Savings accounts explained

Find out how savings accounts work and how to earn more interest

How savings accounts work

Personal Savings Allowance

Find out about the Personal Savings Allowance and how it affects you

Learn about the Personal Savings Allowance

Why choose The Co-operative Bank

Born from the co-operative movement in 1872, we’re proud to be the only UK high street bank with a customer-led Ethical Policy.

Our customers know their money will be kept safe and not be used in a way that conflicts with their values and ethics.

Learn more about what makes us ethical

Savings terms explained

AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate and shows what the interest rate would be if interest were paid and added to your account each year.

Business day is usually Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays.

Calendar month means from midnight on the first day of a month to 11.59:59pm on the last day of the month.

Fixed interest means the rate stays the same until the account matures.

Gross is the rate of interest payable before any tax is taken off.

Tax-free means you will not pay any tax on your interest.

Tax year runs from 6 April to 5 April.

Variable interest means that it could go up or down.

Please note: any reference to tax is based on our understanding of current tax regulations which may change in the future and depend on the customer's individual financial circumstances.

The Co-operative Bank reserves the right to decline or accept any application and/or deposit.

Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Your eligible deposits held by a UK establishment of The Co-operative 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 Co-operative Bank and smile. Any total deposits you hold above the limit between these brands are unlikely to be covered.

Please read further information on the FSCS scheme here or visit their website.

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