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Frequently asked questions

  • If you think your card has been lost or stolen or you find it has been blocked for fraud protection reasons when you try to use it, you should call us as soon as possible on the relevant number below:

    Debit card
    08459 724 724 or +44 1908 237 963 if you are outside the UK. Lines are open 24/7

    Credit card
    0845 602 1582 or +44 1512 648 725 if you are outside the UK. Lines are open 24/7.

  • To find your savings interest rate you can use our Interest Rate Finder.

     

    If you hold a Fast Access, SIPP Fast Access, Special Reserve, Cash ISA (TOISA), Retirement Investment Account (ANRIA), Santander Shareholder Account or Charity Investment Account, details of your interest rates can be found here.

     

    If you hold an online savings account, opened with Bradford and Bingley, you can find rate information here.

  • The easiest way to change your address and contact details (including your telephone number and email address) is to do it via Online Banking. It will be changed instantly.

     

    You can also change it by telephone or in branch.

     

    1. Online Banking (instant):
    Log on and update your details instantly from within the "My Details & Settings" tab. 

    • Choose 'Change personal details' from the left hand menu and then click 'Change address'.

       

    • Enter your new details (including postcode) and follow the onscreen instructions.

       

    • Please note: You will need to enter a One Time Passcode (OTP) to complete this change, so make sure you have your mobile phone to hand.
       

    2. By telephone (for current account and savings customers):

    • Call our Telephone Banking line on 08459 724 724. Lines open 7am to 11pm Monday to Saturday and 8am to 10pmSundays.

       

    3. In branch:

    • Complete a change of details form by

      • Printing off and completing the Change of details form *

      • Requesting a copy of the form by calling us on 08459 724 724. Lines open 7am-11pm Monday to Saturday and 8am-10pm on Sundays.

      • Collect a form from your local branch.
         

    • Take the form to your local branch together with relevant account documentation:

      • Your cash card, passbook or certificate and;

      • Signature bearing identification such as a full UK driving licence or valid EEA passport (this includes UK passport). 

         

    If you would like to discuss our identification requirements please call us on 08459 724 724 and we will be happy to help. Lines open 7am to 11pm Monday to Saturday and 8am to 10pmSundays.

     

    Important information for customers with alerts: If you have Account alerts set up on your account and you want these to be sent to your updated telephone number and/or email address, then you will need to amend your alerts via the 'Account Services' tab in Online Banking as they are not automatically updated when you change your details.

     

    * To open these documents you will need to have Adobe Reader. If you don't already have Adobe Reader you can download it for free 
     

     

  • We are sorry to hear you are thinking of closing your Santander account. If you think that your account is not meeting your needs, please call the following numbers or visit your local branch to discuss with an advisor.

    Current accounts
    To close a current account, you must visit one of our branches. Find your nearest branch

    Credit cards
    We're sorry to hear that you are thinking about closing your credit card. Please call 08459 724 724. Lines open 7am to 11pm Monday to Saturday and 8am-10pm on Sundays.

    Savings accounts and ISAs
    We're sorry to hear that you are thinking about closing your savings account or ISA. Please call 08459 724 724. Lines open 7am to 11pm Monday to Saturday and 8am-10pm on Sundays.

    You can also close an account by post.
    To close a Santander Account by post, please write to the following address:
    Santander, PO Box 297, BRADFORD BD1 4YR
    Please enclose the following:

    • Your address

    • Your telephone number

    • The number of the account you wish to close

    • Instructions for repayment of any credit balance still on the account once closed (e.g. by cheque to registered address or into another Santander account)

    • Any cards held on the account (the cards should be cut in half for security purposes)

    • Cheque books held on the account

    If you have any direct debit mandates (used to pay bills) arranged on the account, you must give written authority for us to cancel them and make alternative arrangements for future payments, with the companies they are payable to.

    Please allow 14 days for the closure to take effect.
    If you have any further queries, please don't hesitate to contact us.

  • Your bond maturity date can be found on the bond certificate that was issued to you when you opened the account.

  • Can’t find what you are looking for? Find more on the FAQs page.

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