Santander UK opens its Regular eSaver to all personal current account customers and increases rates across its savings range

Santander UK has announced that from today all personal current account customers are eligible to open a Regular eSaver account paying 2.50% interest AER/Gross for 12 months, bringing better savings to over 5.4 million UK customers. 

The Regular e-Saver, formerly only available for 1I2I3, Select and Private Current Account holders, is now available to all Santander personal current account customers including Everyday Current Account and Basic Current Account holders.  

Santander has, in addition, increased rates across its savings product range, providing savers with choice and better returns to help achieve their savings goals. 

Hetal Parmar, Head of Banking and Savings at Santander UK, said: “Saving is important to many people for their financial wellbeing, whether it’s for a rainy-day, home renovations or something else. Santander offers a range of savings accounts, now boosted by some of the best rates from a High Street bank, to support millions of customers with their savings goals.”

This month, Santander also increased the in-credit interest rate on its 1I2I3, Select and Private current accounts from 0.50% AER/gross (variable) to 0.75% AER/gross (variable) on balances up to £20,000.  

The increase means customers can earn up to £150 per year in interest, plus additional benefits of up to 3% cashback on household bills paid by direct debit, for a £4 monthly fee.

Fixed Rate Bond and ISA accounts
The following changes to Santander’s Fixed Rate Bonds and ISA accounts are available immediately: 

1I2I3 exclusive savings accounts: 
•    1 Year Fixed Rate Bond will increase from 0.70% to 1.50% AER/Gross
•    2 Year Fixed Rate Bond will increase from 0.90% to 2.00% AER/Gross
•    3 Year Fixed Rate Bond will increase from 1.00% to 2.50% AER/Gross

Non-1I2I3 savings accounts: 
•    1 Year Fixed Rate Bond will increase from 0.60% to 1.40% AER/Gross 
•    2 Year Fixed Rate Bond will increase from 0.80% to 1.90% AER/Gross
•    3 Year Fixed Rate Bond will increase from 0.90% to 2.40% AER/Gross

Fixed Rate ISA accounts:
•    Two Year Fixed Rate ISA will increase from 1.30% to 2.00% AER/tax-free for 2 years for savings of £500 and over

Easy Access accounts

Santander has also announced new rates to its Easy Access eSaver Accounts, which only requires £1 to open, providing savers improved returns on their money with the flexibility to have it available whenever needed. The following products are available immediately to new openings: 
•    eSaver will increase from 0.25% to 0.75% AER/Gross(variable)
•    Private eSaver will increase from 0.40% to 0.90% AER/Gross (variable)

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Notes to editors
1 The Regular e-Saver, which can be opened online or on mobile, is available to existing current account customers aged 16 and over, excluding 1|2|3 Mini In trust customers. Customers can pay in up to £200 per month, up to a maximum annual balance of £2,400.

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