Octopus Cash makes it easier to find a high-street beating rate, year-in, year-out.
We're not a bank but we'll help you find some of the best one-year savings rates around.
We'll automatically show you the best rate on offer from our banks at the end of the one year term.
All our partner banks are fully regulated and are covered by the FSCS.
We work with partner banks that offer some of the best rates around.
We make it easier to spread your money across several banks, helping to ensure your money is FSCS protected.
When you use our service, we'll hold your money at HSBC for up to a week (where it's covered up to £85,000) before sending it to our partner banks.
Here's how it works:
- Saving less than £85,000? We’ll deposit it all with the bank paying the best rate
- More than £85,000? We deposit it in chunks of £85,000 from highest to lowest rate
- More than £255,000? You can still save above your FSCS limit if you choose
- And the admin? Forget talking to lots of different banks – one account with us is all you need
- FSCS covered? We aren't, but our partner banks are.
- For how long? Our partner banks are currently offering a one-year fixed account.
- What happens after a year? Continue with the best new rate or withdraw
Octopus is an investment company with a difference. We want to change the world of finance for the better, with easy-to-use products and services that help people to manage their money.
Our products don’t just aim to help real people solve real financial problems. They also aim to make a positive impact on the world around us.
Today, Octopus comprises Octopus Investments, Octopus Property, Octopus Energy, Octopus Ventures, Octopus Healthcare and Octopus Labs.
- £6 billion of assets under management
- Over 50,000 investors
- 500 employees
Three different banks, one thing in common. Like us, our launch partners create straightforward, rewarding products that put the customer first.
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“Hot on the heels of announcements that several banks are closing dozens of branches across the country, a service is to be launched to help savers to switch accounts.”
“Octopus Investments has launched a savings account with a rate that is almost double that offered by Britain’s largest banks.”
*High street’ defined as the ‘Big Five’ banks: RBS (including NatWest); Santander; Barclays; HSBC (including First Direct) and Lloyds. 0.55 per cent is the averaged out one-year savings rate paid by these banks in January 2017.