Santander World Elite™ Mastercard®

Unlock a world of benefits

World Elite Mastercard

What you can get

(for a £15 monthly fee)

  • Access to over 1000 airport lounges
  • 24/7 Mastercard Concierge 
  • Access to over 1 million Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide
  • 40% discount on Santander Travel Insurance when you apply online
  • No foreign transaction fees on purchases abroad made in the local currency  
  • 0.5% cashback on all your purchases up to £3,000 per month
  • 0% interest on purchases and balance transfers for 18 months from account opening with no balance transfer fee 

Eligibility

  • You don’t already have a Santander World Elite Mastercard
  • All credit is subject to status and credit checks

Representative example

  • Representative 49.8% APR (variable)
  • Assumed credit limit £1,200
  • Purchase rate 18.9% p.a. (variable)
  • Monthly fee £15

Account fee

The fee for this card is £15 a month.

Airport lounge access worldwide

You and additional cardholders have access to over 1000 airport lounges worldwide with LoungeKey; just present your Santander World Elite Mastercard to gain entry into the lounge.
 
Take a look at the full list of lounges, opening times, facilities available, cost of additional non-cardholder guests and terms and conditions.

Mastercard Concierge

You’ll get access to Mastercard’s Concierge Lifestyle Managers who can help you with travel, entertainment, sports, gifts, hospitality or business needs 24/7, 365 days a year. You’ll just need to pay for any items purchased and any fees and charges incurred on your Santander World Elite Mastercard when using this service.

Mastercard Priceless Cities

Try unique experiences exclusive to Mastercard holders with Mastercard Priceless Cities. Take a look at the huge range of experiences available.

World Elite Privileges

World Elite Privileges offers a range of exclusive discounts and offers for Santander World Elite Mastercard cardholders. This includes hotel and car hire upgrades, late checkouts, complimentary breakfasts as well as discounts on clothing and other retail experiences.

Wi-Fi worldwide

Boingo gives you unlimited access to over 1 million Wi-Fi hotspots across the world. Each cardholder can use a Wi-Fi hotspot on up to 4 devices. See a list of Boingo’s current hot spots

40% off Santander Travel Insurance

Get 40% off Santander Travel Insurance for single trip and annual multi-trip policies for European and worldwide travel when you apply online.

Emergency cash and card replacement

If your card is lost or stolen abroad you can get an emergency cash advance within 24 hours or an emergency card replacement within 48 hours worldwide.

Minimum repayment

You must make the minimum repayment each month.

0% interest on balance transfers

  • You can transfer balances from £100 up to 95% of your credit limit.  
  • You can’t transfer balances from other Santander or cahoot credit cards or from any type of loan or current account.
  • At the end of the 0% period, a 3% balance transfer fee will apply to any new balance transfers. Interest will be charged on any outstanding balances and new balance transfers at the standard rate of 18.9% p.a. (variable).

0% interest on purchases

At the end of the 0% period, interest will be charged on any outstanding balances and new purchases at the standard rate of 18.9% p.a. (variable).

Purchases and cash withdrawals abroad

You won’t be charged foreign transaction fees on purchases and cash withdrawals made abroad in the local currency.

If you choose to pay in sterling, the retailer or bank will handle the conversion and may charge you a fee.

Cash transaction fees will be charged on all cash withdrawals and interest will be charged on the cash you take out from the day it’s withdrawn. 

Find out more about how credit cards and credit card offers work (pdf)

We have other borrowing options, such as overdrafts, personal loans and additional loans for our existing mortgage customers. Learn more​​​​

Cashback

You can earn 0.5% cashback on all purchases, up to a maximum spend of £3,000 per month, some transactions aren’t eligible. 

What you also get

Up to 3 additional cardholders. You will be responsible for the use of and payments on the additional cards.

56 days interest-free period on purchases meaning that if you pay off your balance in full and on time every month, you won’t be charged interest. 

Retailer Offers

Earn up to 15% cashback with Retailer Offers

Retailer Offers is a free service available through Online and Mobile Banking. Once switched on, you could earn up to 15% cashback at a variety of major retailers when you use your Santander debit or credit card. 

Plus get up to 25% cashback with your welcome offers

With your new credit card you’ll get five welcome offers to help you get started.
Simply switch on Retailer Offers within 60 days of activating your new card.

Ways to bank with us

24/7 banking on all your devices. You can amend your statement settings and set up personalised account alerts 

  • Online Banking
  • Mobile Banking 
  • Contactless payments with your digital device when you link your Santander World Elite Mastercard
  • 24/7 UK-based telephone banking on 0800 032 3323
  • Face-to-face support in branch 

Account alerts

We’ll send you alerts when you’re near your credit limit to help you avoid fees and to make you aware of certain activity on your account. You can manage your alert settings through Online Banking, calling us on 0800 032 3323 or visiting a branch. 

Security

Keep your banking details private and secure.

For more information about our approach to security as well as more useful information to help you stop the threat of fraud visit our Security Centre

Eligibility

To apply for the Santander World Elite Mastercard you need to be a Santander Select or Private Banking customer. Find out more

I understand that I need to meet the eligibility criteria to apply for the Santander World Elite Mastercard.

I am a Santander Select or Private Banking customer.

Key Facts Document and Terms & Conditions

We’ll email you copies, but you should read and consider these documents before you apply (you can also print or save them). If you have any questions or need further information, please contact us. To see these documents, you may need to download Adobe Reader

Pre-Contractual Explanation

We've provided a summary below of the important information that's contained in the Pre-Contractual Explanation. The full version of this can be found in the Santander World Elite Mastercard Key Facts Document which can be accessed using the link above. You should also read this before you apply.

Is a credit card right for my borrowing needs?

A credit card can be very expensive if you're not careful how you use it. It is best used when you can pay off the full balance quickly.

What interest and charges might apply?

Cash withdrawals are more expensive than purchases because you start paying interest immediately and will be charged a fee for each cash withdrawal made in the UK or abroad.

We charge a monthly fee of £15 for this credit card. We don’t charge a balance transfer fee on any balance transfers made during the introductory period. We can change the fees (including the monthly fee and amending the balance transfer fees) and interest rates on your card. We'll let you know in advance if we plan to do this.

Any introductory rate we offer you starts from the date your account is opened.

For detailed information on fees and charges please read the Costs of Credit section in the Pre-Contract Credit Information and condition 8 of the credit agreement.

How much will I have to pay under the credit agreement?

It will cost you more if you only make your monthly minimum payments. It will cost you less if you pay off the full balance quickly.

What are the consequences to me if I do not keep up repayments?

If you miss your minimum payment you get charged a £12 fee, plus the interest keeps building up, so you end up paying back more. We will also record details with a credit reference agency and your credit rating could go down which would make it harder to get future credit. If you miss multiple repayments, your credit rating can be damaged and you might have legal proceedings brought against you. In the very worst case your debt might be secured against your house or your debt may be transferred to a debt management company. To avoid getting into this situation, please contact us if you are having difficulties in making your repayments.

Changing your mind

You can change your mind up to 14 days after you receive your card. If you do this, you must repay anything you owe.

Paper-free

  • We’ll send your statements and other important information to your e-Documents section in Online Banking.
  • If you’d prefer to receive your statements and important information by post you can ask to do so in Online Banking, in one of our branches or by phone

Your contact preferences:

During the application you’ll be asked if you want to hear about products, services and offers that may be of interest. Please note the preferences you select will override any previous preferences given. If you’d like to amend those preferences please contact us at any time.

Credit limit increase preferences:

As part of your application you can decide how you want us to implement any future increases to your credit limit. You’ll be given the following choices:

  • Automatically increase my credit limit – we’ll let you know before the changes are made and give you time to decline the increase if you want to, or
  • Send me details and let me decide - you’ll need to contact us if you want to accept the increase

If you’d like to amend your preference please contact us at any time.

Before applying for this product you should consider any future changes to your financial circumstances that may impact your ability to make repayments.

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Information correct as at 13 January 2018.