Get back to basics
Our no-frills Basic Current Account allows you to pay your bills using direct debit and standing orders and comes with a cashcard to use at any Santander UK and Link cash machines.
If you are looking for an account that has an overdraft facility and a Visa debit card, then our Everyday Current Account may be a better option for you - read more.
Our 123 Current Account not only provides all the standard features of a bank account, but also pays you cashback on your household bills and interest on your balance - read more
Why choose the Basic Current Account?
The Basic Current Account is as its name suggests, it offers you all the basic features of a bank account. Although you won't get an Arranged Overdraft facility, a chequebook, Visa debit card or earn interest on the balance; you will benefit from the following:
Easy access to your money with a cash card at Santander UK and Link cash machines - you can also withdraw money at any Santander UK branch (you can withdraw money over the counter in our branches, as long as your withdrawals are not less than £300).
Manage your money at any time with Online Banking and Telephone Banking
Pay in - pay your salary or other income into your bank account using automated payments
Pay out - pay your bills straight out of your account each month with standing orders and Direct Debits
Monthly statements - helping you keep track of your balance
Opening a Basic Current Account
To be eligible for a Basic Current Account you must:
- Be aged over 16
- Live permanently in the UK
How to apply:
Visit a Santander Branch, please find your most convenient branch using our branch finder. Remember, you'll need to bring some proof of your name and address. See a list of acceptable identification
- Call us on 0800 068 6069.
Please ensure you have read the following documents before applying for a Basic Current Account:
The information is correct as at 31 January 2014.