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Direct ISA Saver (Issue 9)

Earn a rate of…
1.00% AER tax free (variable) for 12 months on balances from £1

You can save from £1 up to your annual ISA allowance - minimum opening balance of £500 applies. You can open the account with a zero balance if you are transferring in your existing ISAs with a balance of at least £500.

You manage the account using online, mobile, or telephone banking, and you can use cash machines nationwide.

To apply for a Direct ISA Saver you must be a UK resident, aged 16 or over.

Please review full product details and terms & conditions before applying.

Interest rates and payments
Your interest is calculated daily and paid into your account annually at the beginning of March.

14-day cancellation period applies.

Tax free cash ISAs
Interest is currently paid tax free on cash ISAs. The favourable tax treatment of ISAs may change in the future.

At maturity this product reverts to an ISA Saver

The interest rate of the ISA Saver depends on your balance. Current rates are:

  • 0.50% AER tax free (variable) for balances of £1+

  • 1.00% AER tax free (variable) for balances of £10,000+

  • 1.50% AER tax free (variable) for balances of £25,000+

You can deposit the 2014/15 ISA allowance of up to £15,000 at any time. Any amounts that you've already paid into a cash ISA or stocks and shares ISA this tax year will count towards the £15,000 ISA allowance.

You can make withdrawals from cash machines at any time and, if you want to move your money to another cash ISA provider, you can do so at any point.

If you want to benefit from a higher rate of interest, find out more about our:  
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The Direct ISA Saver (Issue 9) is subject to availability. Rates are variable and effective from 2 September 2014.

Deposit the 2014/15 ISA allowance of up to £15,000 at any time. Any amounts that you've already paid into a cash ISA or stocks and shares ISA this tax year will count towards the £15,000 ISA allowance.

You can make deposits into your Direct ISA Saver (Issue 9) by:

  • Standing order - these can be set up online or in branch with most banks and building societies

  • One-off payments - from another bank or building society

  • Online transfers - from another Santander account

You can transfer in balances from existing ISAs you hold with external ISA providers.

To transfer in cash ISAs:

  1. Complete a Cash ISA Transfer Form online and then print if off

  2. Sign the form and send to us at:

    External Cash ISA Transfer Team,
    PO Box 1112,
    9 Nelson Street
    Bradford, BD1 9NR

To transfer in stocks and shares ISAs:

  1. Print off and complete a Stocks and Shares ISA Transfer Form.

  2. Sign the form and send to us at: 

    External Stocks and Shares ISA Transfer Team,
    PO Box 1112,
    9 Nelson Street
    Bradford, BD1 9NR

If you already hold a cash ISA with Santander, you can simply upgrade your account online, in branch or by phone- Your funds will transfer automatically to your new account, and you will keep your existing account number and sort code.

If you hold more than one Santander cash ISA, you can simply transfer multiple balances into a single cash ISA, to do this:

  1. Visit any Santander branch or call 0845 600 0181

  2. Alternatively, print off and complete a Cash ISA Internal Transfer Form.  

Please return the form to us using the address below:

ISA Customer Services
PO Box 1112
9 Nelson Street
Bradford, BD1 9NR

Online Banking
Secure, 24/7 banking. Make payments, view statements and much more.

Mobile Banking
Bank from anywhere using our apps or by using
Text me the app

Telephone Banking
24/7 banking by phone. Speak to an advisor during the day and in the evenings or use our automated service any time of day. Call us on 0845 609 0014.

Cash machines
You can do more than just withdraw cash at our cash machines. For example, pay money or cheques in, pay bills and lots more.

Free text and email alerts
You don't have to wait for your statement to arrive or to log on to find out something has happened on your account anymore. By setting up the alerts you want in Online Banking we can send you a text or email when it happens - such as when your balance goes above or below a certain amount.

Find out more
Online Banking
Mobile Banking
Telephone Banking
Account Alerts

If you are applying for a Direct ISA Saver online we recommend you save and/or print the documents below. You'll need Adobe Acrobat to view them.

We will always notify you in writing if your Terms and Conditions change. The documents below are the current versions.

Please make sure you read the product terms and conditions, including the product Key Facts Document, before you apply.

You can apply for the Direct ISA Saver (Issue 9) if you:

  • are at least 16 years of age

  • are a UK resident

You'll need your National Insurance number to hand when you apply.

Apply today

If you already have a Santander cash ISA
, you can keep your existing account number and sort code by upgrading your cash ISA

Existing fixed rate ISAs are eligible to upgrade within 28 days of maturity. If your cash ISA is due to mature we will have recently sent you a letter confirming the maturity date. Your product details and new interest rate will change with immediate effect following the ISA upgrade being processed. If you do not wish to upgrade your account now, please submit your request at a later date




If you don't have a Santander cash ISA, or want a new account:

Apply now



Apply by phone
Call us on 0800 032 4264. Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday-Friday and 8am to 4pm Saturday.

Apply in branch
Find your nearest branch or call 0845 60 8039 to make an appointment. Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday-Friday and 8am-9pm Saturday.

Rates and information correct as at 2 September 2014

Frequently asked questions

  • 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.

  • For the current tax year, 2014/15, you will be able to save up to £15,000 which can be paid into a cash ISA, a stocks and shares ISA or a combination of the two.

  • If it's a Cash ISA you want to transfer, simply download the Cash ISA transfer in application form. Alternatively, you can request the form via telephone on 0845 600 0181 or in 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.

  • 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 10pm Sundays.

    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 10pm Sundays.

    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

  • 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.