Savings Comparison

For when choosing the right account gets too tough.

Tax free accounts

From 6 April 2015, a 0% tax rate for savings means more pensioners, low earners, or those with only investment income, can have some or all of their savings interest paid without tax being deducted. For more information and to check if you're eligible please go to gov.uk/taxfreesavings.

If eligible, adults and children can be registered for gross interest by completing the Getting your savings interest without tax taken off (form R85) for each account held with the Society. This form is also available from any Chelsea Building Society branch or by calling us on 0845 850 4041. If you are not eligible to receive gross interest then interest will be paid with tax deducted. Please note, gross interest can only be paid to customers who are aged 16 or over if they are the named account holder.

With one of our cash ISAs, you can save tax-free anything from 10 up to 15,240 in the 2015/2016 tax year.

See our ISAs explained section to help you understand ISAs and the different savings limits. To find out more download our free ISA guide.

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Triple Access Saver ISA

1.35%

tax-free pa/AER variable

  • Open to anyone aged 16 or over who is resident in the UK for tax purposes, or a qualifying Crown employee or married to a qualifying Crown employee.
  • Open the account with only 100
  • Annual and monthly interest options available
  • ISA transfers accepted. Charges may apply - please check with your existing provider
  • Interest paid tax free
  • Apply in branch or by post
  • Passbook operated

Fixed Rate ISA to 31/05/2018

1.90%

tax-free pa/AER

fixed to 31/05/18

  • Guaranteed fixed rate of interest for the duration of the Fixed Rate ISA
  • Deposit up to your maximum 2015/2016 ISA allowance of 15,240 until the Fixed Rate ISA has been withdrawn from sale
  • Deposits for the 2015/16 tax year ISA allowance and internal transfers from other Yorkshire Building Society accounts are permitted until the Fixed Rate ISA is withdrawn from sale. External ISA transfers in from other providers are permitted until 30 days after the Fixed Rate ISA has been withdrawn from sale. No additional transfers will be accepted. Please check with your existing ISA provider for any changes applicable on transfer. Any deposits received after these timescales will be returned.
  • Withdrawals are not permitted during the term
  • Early closure or transfer out to another ISA provider is permitted subject to 180 days' loss of interest on the closing balance. Early closure would mean loss of tax free status other than transfers to another ISA provider.

Instant ISA

1.00%

tax-free pa/AER on 10 and above

  • Open your ISA with only 10
  • Interest paid annually on 31st March 
  • Monthly interest option available
  • ISA transfers accepted
  • Interest paid tax-free up to your maximum 2015/2016 ISA allowance of 15,240
  • Apply in branch or by post
  • Passbook operated


AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate and shows you what the interest rate would be if interest was paid and added each year. This will enable you to compare more easily the return you can expect from your savings over time.

Tax-free means that interest is not subject to income tax

Transfers of existing ISA subscriptions must be received within 30 days of the product being withdrawn from sale. Subject to annual ISA limits. You cannot invest your Cash ISA allowance for the tax years 2015/2016 into this ISA product, you will need to invest these allowances into a seperate Cash ISA with us or another provider.


Chelsea Building Society and the Chelsea are trading names of Yorkshire Building Society. Yorkshire Building Society is a member of the Building Societies Association and is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Yorkshire Building Society is entered in the Financial Services Register and its registration number is 106085. Principal Office: Yorkshire House, Yorkshire Drive, Bradford BD5 8LJ.

References to 'YBS Group' or 'Yorkshire Group' refer to Yorkshire Building Society, the trading names under which it operates (Barnsley Building Society, the Barnsley, Chelsea Building Society, the Chelsea, Norwich & Peterborough Building Society, N&P and Egg) and its subsidiary companies.

Buy to Let mortgages are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

This site is intended for UK Residents unless otherwise stated. All communications with us may be monitored/recorded to improve the quality of our service and for your protection and security.

*Charges to 0845 numbers may vary. Prices can be checked with your phone provider. Mobile calls usually cost more. Landline calls to 0800 numbers are free. Mobile phone providers may charge.

Chelsea Building Society and the Chelsea are trading names of Yorkshire Building Society. Yorkshire Building Society is a member of the Building Societies Association and is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Yorkshire Building Society is entered in theFinancial Services Register and its registration number is 106085. Principal Office: Yorkshire House, Yorkshire Drive, Bradford BD5 8LJ.

References to 'YBS Group' or 'Yorkshire Group' refer to Yorkshire Building Society, the trading names under which it operates (Barnsley Building Society, the Barnsley, Chelsea Building Society, the Chelsea, Norwich & Peterborough Building Society, N&P and Egg) and its subsidiary companies.

Buy to Let mortgages are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

This site is intended for UK Residents unless otherwise stated. All communications with us may be monitored/recorded to improve the quality of our service and for your protection and security.

*Charges to 0845 numbers may vary. Prices can be checked with your phone provider. Mobile calls usually cost more. Calls to 0800 numbers from landline phones are free. Mobile providers however may charge.

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    http://www.thechelsea.co.uk/security/online_help.html