Interest paid on a cash ISA is tax free. The annual ISA limit for 2015/16 tax year is £15,240, which can be paid into a cash ISA, a stocks and shares ISA or a combination of the two. The favourable tax treatment of ISAs may change in the future.
A guaranteed return on your savings:
Earn a tax-free fixed rate of interest for 2 years.
Save from £500 up to your annual ISA allowance.
No partial withdrawals are allowed.
On early closure, a penalty equivalent to 120 days' interest applies.
An online account with instant access to your money
Earn a tax-free (variable) rate of interest for 12 months on balances from £1.
Minimum opening deposit of £500.
Online, mobile or telephone access.
A straightforward account with flexible, easy access
0.50% tax-free/AER (variable) on balances from £40,000
Save from £1 up to your annual ISA allowance.
Online, mobile, branch or telephone access.
A tax-free savings account for first time buyers
Earn a tax-free (variable) rate of interest up to the annual Help to Buy: ISA limit.
Regular savings can be made up to £200 a month following an initial deposit up to £1,200.
Eligible for government bonus of 25% on balances from £1,600.
A long term tax-free savings account for children under 18
Earn a tax-free (variable) rate of interest up to the annual Junior ISA limit.
No withdrawals or closures are allowed until the account matures on the child’s 18th birthday.
Junior ISA transfers between providers are allowed at any time.
If you are looking for the potential for a good return, make sure your returns are tax efficient with an Investments ISA.
Investments should be held for the medium to long term, typically five years or more (unless there is a fixed term that applies).
The value of investments and any income from them can go down as well as up and you may get back less than the full amount you invested.
If you've used your cash ISA allowance for this tax year, check out our range of Savings accounts.
See all of our cash ISA and Savings accounts side by side for easy comparison.
If you are the spouse or civil partner of Individual Savings Accounts (ISA) savers who died on or after 3 December 2014, this account will enable you to benefit from an additional ISA allowance known as an Additional Permitted Subscription (APS).
If it's a Cash ISA you want to transfer from another provider, simply complete and submit the Cash ISA transfer form. Alternatively, you can visit your local Santander branch. Some of our ISAs may not allow transfers in so please check the terms and conditions.
Once we've received the completed form from you, we'll need to contact your existing provider, so please allow up to 15 days for a Cash ISA transfer to take place, starting from when we have received the transfer form.
To transfer your Santander Cash ISA to another provider, you will need to contact your new ISA provider.
If you hold more than one Santander cash ISA, you can use the Santander Cash ISA Transfer Form (pdf), to combine any balances into a single cash ISA. If you are transferring in to a Fixed rate ISA with us, we need to receive your transfer application within 14 days of account opening.
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, Treasurers Instant Saver or Charity Investment Account, details of your interest rates can be found here.
For the current tax year, 2015/16, you will be able to save up to £15,240 which can be paid into a cash ISA, a stocks and shares ISA or a combination of the two.
The government have announced that the ISA limit for the 2016/17 tax year will be maintained at £15,240.
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.
If you have a joint account you can only change your own name and/or address within Online Banking. If both names and/or addresses need to be changed, both account holders must log on to their own Online Banking and change their own details.
You can also change it by telephone or in branch.
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.
Complete a change of details form by
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 0800 9 123 123 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.
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All our ISAs allow access to your money but there may be restrictions or charges that vary depending on which ISA it is that you hold.
Be aware that if you take money out, and you wish to put it back later, this will count against your annual ISA allowance for that tax year. This means that if you have already used up your annual ISA allowance, any money you take out cannot then be put back in during the same tax year.
AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate and shows what the interest rate would be if we paid interest and added it to your account each year.
The tax-free rate is the rate of interest payable where interest is exempt from income tax. The favourable tax treatment of ISAs may change in the future.