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Account name eISA (Issue 3)
What is the interest rate?
AER/tax-free (variable) for the first 12 months from account opening
Tier eISA eISA for 1|2|3 World or Santander Select customers
£1+ 0.35% 0.60%

Interest is calculated daily and added to this account annually in March.
Can Santander change the interest rate? Yes, the rate can go up or down e.g. in response to industry and market conditions. If the rate goes down, we’ll let you know around 14 days before the rate changes.
What would the estimated balance be after 12 months based on a £1,000 deposit?
Account name Interest earned Balance after 12 months
eISA £3.50 £1,003.50
eISA for
1|2|3 World or Santander
Select customers
£6.00 £1,006.00

Estimates assume that the account is opened and deposit is made on 1st March and no change to interest rates.

At the end of term
We’ll contact you around 14 days before maturity to tell you your options. If we don’t hear from you we will transfer your account to an ISA Saver, currently paying 0.10% AER/tax-free (variable) for balances of £1+ and 0.50% AER/tax-free (variable) for balances of £10,000+.

Estimated balance of ISA Saver after 12 months:
Maturing account balance transferring to ISA Saver Interest earned ISA Saver balance after 12 months
eISA - £1,003.50 £1.00 £1,004.50
eISA for
1|2|3 World or Santander
Select customers – £1,006.00
£1.01 £1,007.01


Estimates assume no further deposits or withdrawals made and no change to interest rates.


These illustrations are only examples and don’t take into account individual circumstances.

How do I open and manage my account? To open the account you must be:
  • a UK resident, account can only be held in single name;
  • aged 16 or over; and
  • signed up or are going to sign up for Online or Mobile Banking.

To be eligible for the higher interest rate you must be a 1|2|3 World or a Santander Select customer at point of opening.

Opening

  • Online and Mobile.
  • Call on 0800 032 4264.
  • Visit any Santander branch.

ISA transfers
You can transfer ISAs in and out at any time.

Deposits
Minimum opening balance of £500. You can open the account with a zero balance if you are transferring in existing ISAs with a balance of at least £500.

ISA allowance for 2016/2017 tax year is £15,240, deposits up to this amount can be made at any time via standing order, one-off payments or online transfers.

This eISA is a cash ISA. You can only save up to the annual ISA limit in one cash ISA, one stocks and shares ISA, one innovative finance ISA or any combination of the three per tax year. A tax year runs from 6th April in one year to 5th April the next.

This product doesn’t accept additional permitted subscriptions.

Manage the account

  • Online and Mobile Banking.
  • A cash card can be requested or the account can be linked to an existing Santander card.
  • Statements are issued annually in March in Online Banking only.
Can I withdraw money?

Yes, withdrawals can be made at any time by transfer to another account in Online and Mobile Banking.

Any money that you withdraw from your Santander ISA will lose its tax-free status and if repaid back into an ISA, will count towards your current tax year’s ISA limit.

We aren’t offering additional flexibility on ISAs but some providers are offering this feature. Those providers may allow you to replace funds that you have withdrawn with them without affecting the ISA limit.

Additional information

You can cancel the account within 14 days of opening and your money will be returned in full with interest.

The favourable tax treatment of ISAs may change in the future.

 

 The eISA is subject to availability. Rates and information correct as at 2 December 2016.


Please read the full product details and terms & conditions before applying. Other accounts are available; see our ISA range to find out more
 

 

Transferring an ISA from another provider
To transfer in a cash ISA, a stocks and shares ISA or an innovative finance ISA from an external ISA provider please complete one of the forms below. The cash ISA transfer form can be completed and submitted online. If you're transferring in to a Fixed rate ISA with us, we need to receive your transfer application within 14 days of account opening.

Please consider the following before deciding to transfer your ISA to us:
We don't charge a transfer fee but other providers may. You can transfer some or all of the money that you have paid into cash and/or stocks and shares ISAs in previous tax years. If you wish to transfer money that you have paid into a cash, stocks and shares and/or innovative finance ISA in the current tax year, you will need to transfer all of the amount that you have paid into the ISA in the current tax year. Any money that you withdraw yourself from your ISA will lose its tax-free status and if repaid back into an ISA will count towards the current tax year's ISA allowance. Santander isn't providing advice as to whether transferring your ISA(s) is right for you.

If you transfer an ISA in full to Santander and have built up previous tax year flexible allowances with your current provider, you will lose that allowance when you move to Santander. If you wish to use the flexible allowance you should re-deposit into your existing ISA before you transfer to Santander.

Cash ISA Transfer Form

Stocks and Shares ISA Transfer Form (pdf)

Innovative Finance ISA Transfer Form (pdf)

Transferring an existing cash ISA held with Santander

If you hold more than one Santander cash ISA, using the Santander Cash ISA Transfer Form below, you can simply combine any balances into a single cash ISA.

Santander Cash ISA Transfer Form (pdf) 

Once you have completed the relevant ISA transfer form, please send to the following address.

Any funds withdrawn from your cash ISA without using the above processes will be considered a withdrawal and will lose their tax free status.  If you replace these funds back into an ISA they will count towards your current tax year ISA limit.

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. For more information find out more.

Watch our Online Banking videos to learn more.

Mobile Banking
Bank from anywhere using our apps or by using m.santander.co.uk. For more information find out more.

Watch our Mobile Banking videos to learn more.

Text me the app

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. When you set up account alerts we send you a text, email or both when it happens, for example if your balance goes above or below a certain amount. Learn how to set up alerts

Find out more
Online Banking
Mobile Banking
Account Alerts
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Everything you need to know before you apply

We recommend reading the information in the documents below before you apply. You may like to save or print them so you can refer to them in the future.

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

You can apply for the eISA if you:

  • are at least 16 years of age

  • are a UK resident

  • are signed up or are going to be signed up for Online or Mobile Banking

To get a higher rate of interest on your eISA you must also be a 1|2|3 World or Santander Select customer.

A Santander 1|2|3 World customer is someone who holds one of our 1|2|3 current accounts, 1|2|3 Credit Card (including additional card holders) or the 1|2|3 Mini Account (in Trust). Trustees are not classed as 1|2|3 World customers. All customers must meet the eligibility for each product and 1|2|3 World offer. Find out more about 1|2|3 World

To join Santander Select you must have a current account with Santander and meet one of the following criteria: pay your main income of at least £5,000 per month into a Santander current account (excluding transfers from other Santander accounts), or maintain £75,000 in any Santander investment(s), savings or current account, or have a property worth at least £500,000 with a Santander mortgage. Find out more about Santander Select

You will need your National Insurance number to apply

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 

eISA eISA for 1|2|3 World or Santander Select customers

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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 0800 085 1553 to make an appointment. Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday-Friday and 8am to 4pm Saturday.

Rates and information correct as at 2 December 2016.

Frequently asked questions

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

    From 6 April 2016 Santander cash ISAs will continue to work as they do today, we will not be offering additional flexibility but some providers will be changing the way in which their ISAs work. Take a look at our information pages to learn more.

AER explained
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.

Tax Free explained
The tax free rate is the rate of interest payable where interest is exempt from income tax.

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