Santander partners with Bupa to offer customers exclusive health insurance offer

Santander has today announced a first of its kind partnership with Bupa to offer customers £150 cashback when signing up for health insurance, with Santander customers gaining exclusive access to this offer.

Customers can choose either Comprehensive cover which includes private diagnosis and treatment, or Treatment and Care cover, which offers private treatment following a diagnosis.  Customers can also choose to either cover themselves, themselves and their partner, or the whole family.

Tony Longden, Head of Insurance, Santander said: “We regularly speak to our customers about the services they would like, and access to health insurance was an option many of our customers wanted to learn more about.  Through this first of its kind partnership with the UK’s leading health insurer, Santander customers considering health insurance could get £150 cashback, while at the same time benefitting from Bupa’s range of cover options.” 

Santander customers considering health insurance can find more information on this offer via Customers can also get more information in branch, over phone, and via financial planning managers, with Santander staff on hand to answer initial questions, before connecting them with the Bupa team.

Health insurance, also known as private medical insurance, is an insurance policy that helps cover the costs of private healthcare from diagnosis to treatment depending on the level of cover taken out. People with Bupa health insurance can benefit from:

•    Fast access to treatment
•    Treatment in private hospitals
•    Outpatient care such as scans, tests, x-rays and hospital appointments
•    Private consultations
•    Comprehensive mental health support 
•    Access to breakthrough cancer drugs 
•    Access to Bupa Blua Health 24/7 digital GP service

Alex Perry, CEO, Bupa UK Insurance said: “Bupa health insurance helps people take control of their health and wellbeing with everyday support including our 24/7 digital GP service, while our comprehensive cover offers peace of mind for life’s unexpected moments. Our plans include extensive cover for cancer and mental health conditions, providing fast access to care when needed. We're really pleased to be partnering with Santander to help bring these benefits to their customers."

To be eligible for cashback a customer must be an existing Santander customer who purchases the policy following an introduction from Santander to Bupa. Customers can visit for more information.

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Notes to Editors
Santander UK is a financial services provider in the UK that offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. At 31 December 2022, the bank had around 19,000 employees and serves around 14 million active customers, via a nationwide branch network, telephone, mobile and online banking. Santander UK is subject to the full supervision of the FCA and the PRA in the UK. Santander UK plc customers’ eligible deposits are protected by the FSCS in the UK.

Banco Santander (SAN SM, STD US, BNC LN) is a leading commercial bank, founded in 1857 and headquartered in Spain. It has a meaningful presence in 10 core markets in the Europe, North America and South America regions, and is one of the largest banks in the world by market capitalization. Santander aims to be the best open financial services platform providing services to individuals, SMEs, corporates, financial institutions and governments. The bank’s purpose is to help people and businesses prosper in a simple, personal and fair way. Santander is building a more responsible bank and has made a number of commitments to support this objective, including raising €220 billion in green financing between 2019 and 2030. In the first quarter of 2023, Banco Santander had €1.2 trillion in total funds, 161 million customers, 9,000 branches and 210,000 employees.

About Bupa UK. Bupa's purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives and making a better world. Health insurance accounts for a large part of our business with Bupa UK Insurance, the UK’s leading health insurer, providing health and dental insurance to over 3 million people. Bupa Global is the premium health insurance arm of Bupa, serving 460,000 customers around the world. Bupa Dental Care is the leading provider of private dentistry in the UK, providing dental services in 490 centres across the UK and Ireland. Bupa Care Services has around 6,600 residents in over 121 care homes, and 10 Richmond care villages. Bupa Health Services comprises 52 health clinics, and the Cromwell Hospital in London which provides care for insured, self-pay and international patients. Bupa directly employs around 23,000 people in the UK.