Company registration details
Santander UK plc. Registered Office: 2 Triton Square, Regent's Place, London, NW1 3AN, United Kingdom. Registered Number 2294747. Registered in England and Wales. www.santander.co.uk. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Our Financial Services Register number is 106054. You can check this on the Financial Services Register by visiting the FCA’s website www.fca.org.uk/register. Santander and the flame logo are registered trademarks.
Jurisdiction for use
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USA Patriot Act
The USA PATRIOT Act 2001 (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism) was passed in October 2001. It includes a number of provisions intended to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
U.S. Financial institutions are required by the USA PATRIOT Act to obtain certain information about foreign banks that maintain relationships with them.
Please follow the link below to access the Santander global USA PATRIOT Act Certificate.
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You can check our authorisations with the Financial Conduct Authority at www.fca.org.uk/register or by calling them on 0800 111 6768.
Santander UK plc is a member of the Financial Ombudsman Service, contact details: Financial Ombudsman Service, South Quay Plaza, 183 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SR. Telephone: 0800 0234 567. www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk
Financial services compensation scheme
Santander UK plc is a member of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme established under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. This replaces previous compensation schemes. For further information please contact us or visit the Financial Services Compensation Scheme website at: www.fscs.org.uk
The Standards of Lending Practice
Santander in the UK adheres to The Standards of Lending Practice which are monitored and enforced by the LSB: www.lendingstandardsboard.org.uk
We are Santander UK plc, the data controller. You can contact our Data Protection Officer (DPO) at 201 Grafton Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 1AN if you have any questions.
Your personal data is data which by itself or with other data available to us can be used to identify you.
We're committed to keeping your personal information safe in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
The types of personal data we collect and use
- Full name and personal details including contact information (e.g. home address and address history, email address, home and mobile telephone numbers);
- Date of birth and/or age (e.g. to make sure that you are eligible to apply for a product or service);
- Financial details (e.g. salary and details of other income, and details of accounts held with other providers if you apply for a product or service with us);
- Records of products and services you’ve obtained or applied for, how you use them and the relevant technology used to access or manage them (e.g. mobile phone location data, IP address, MAC address);
- Information from credit reference and fraud prevention agencies, electoral roll, court records of debt judgements and bankruptcies and other publicly available sources as well as information on any financial associates you may have if you apply for a product or service with us;
- Family, lifestyle or social circumstances if relevant to the product or service you apply for (e.g. the number of dependants you have);
- Education and employment details/employment status for credit and fraud prevention purposes if you apply for a product or service with us; and
- Special category data, including data about your health and biometric data (e.g. facial ID, fingerprints, keystrokes, and voice recordings for Touch ID and voice recognition);
Providing your personal data
Monitoring of communications
Subject to applicable laws, we’ll monitor and record your calls, emails, text messages, social media messages and other communications in relation to your dealings with us. We’ll do this for regulatory compliance, self-regulatory practices, crime prevention and detection, to protect the security of our communications systems and procedures, to check for obscene or profane content, for quality control and staff training, and when we need to see a record of what’s been said. If you take out an account or service with us, we may also monitor activities on your account/service where necessary for these reasons and this is justified by our legitimate interests or our legal obligations.
Using your personal data: the legal basis and purposes
We’ll process your personal data:
1. As necessary to perform your contract with you for the relevant account, product or service:
a) To take steps at your request prior to entering into it;
b) To decide whether to enter into it;
c) To manage and perform that contract;
d) To update our records; and
e) To trace your whereabouts to contact you about your account.
2. As necessary for our own legitimate interests or those of other persons and organisations, e.g.:
a) For good governance, accounting, and managing and auditing our business operations;
b) To search at credit reference agencies at your home and business address (if you are a business customer) if you’re over 18 and apply for credit;
c) To monitor emails, calls, other communications, and activities on your account;
d) For market research, analysis and developing statistics;
e) To trace your whereabouts to contact you about your account, and to recover debt you owe us;
f) For establishment and defence of legal rights;
g) for the prevention, detection and investigation of financial crime, including fraud, money laundering, and terrorism financing; and
h) To send you marketing communications and for marketing to you in-branch, including automated decision making relating to this.
3. As necessary to comply with a legal obligation, e.g.:
a) When you exercise your rights under data protection law and make requests;
b) For compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and related disclosures
c) For establishment and defence of legal rights;
d) For activities relating to the prevention, detection and investigation of crime;
e) To verify your identity, make credit, fraud prevention and anti-money laundering checks; and
f) To monitor emails, calls, other communications, and activities on your account.
4. Based on your consent, e.g.:
a) When you request us to disclose your personal data to other people or organisations such as a company handling a claim on your behalf, or otherwise agree to disclosures;
b) When we process any special categories of personal data about you at your request (e.g. your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, genetic data, biometric data, data concerning your health, sex life or sexual orientation); and
c) To send you marketing communications where we’re required to ask for your consent to do so.
You're free at any time to change your mind and withdraw your consent. The consequence might be that we can’t do certain things for you. To the extent that action has already been taken based on your consent, withdrawal of your consent will not apply to the processing of your personal data that has already occurred, based on your consent.
Sharing of your personal data
Subject to applicable data protection law we may share your personal data:
- with the Santander group of companies* and associated companies in which we have shareholdings;
- with sub-contractors and other persons who help us provide our products and services;
- with companies and other persons providing services to us;
- with our legal and other professional advisors, including our auditors;
- with fraud prevention agencies, credit reference agencies, and debt collection agencies at account opening and periodically during account or service management;
- with other organisations who use shared databases to do income verification and affordability checks and to manage/collect arrears;
- with law enforcement bodies;
- with government bodies and agencies in the UK and overseas (e.g. HMRC who may in turn share it with relevant overseas tax authorities and with regulators e.g. the Prudential Regulatory Authority, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office);
- with courts, to comply with legal requirements, and for the administration of justice;
- with the Financial Services Ombudsman and the Business Banking Resolution Service;
- with other banks and financial institutions for the prevention and detection of financial crime, including fraud, money laundering, and terrorism financing
- in an emergency or to otherwise protect your vital interests;
- to protect the security or integrity of our business operations;
- with other parties connected with your account (e.g. guarantors and other people named on the application); joint account holders will see your transactions;
- when we restructure or sell our business or its assets or have a merger or re-organisation;
- with market research organisations who help to improve our products or services;
- with payment systems providers (e.g. Visa or MasterCard) if we issue cards linked to your account; they may transfer your personal data to others to process transactions, resolve disputes and for statistical purposes, including by sending your personal data overseas; this is necessary to operate your account and for regulatory purposes; and
- with anyone else where we have your consent or where we have another lawful basis for doing so.
In some instances your personal data may be transferred outside the UK and the European Economic Area. While some countries have adequate protections for personal data under applicable laws, in other countries additional steps will be necessary to ensure appropriate safeguards are in place to protect your personal data. These include imposing contractual obligations to ensure these safeguards are put in place or requiring the recipient to subscribe to or be certified with an ‘international framework’ for the protection of personal data. More details can be found in our 'Using My Personal Data’ booklet (1.66 MB)
If you apply for an account online, before you enter any personal details into the online form, we'll tell you how your information will be used in our data protection statement relevant to that account, in the 'Using My Personal Data’ booklet (1.66 MB) and sometimes in the relevant terms and conditions. You’ll be asked to confirm that you have read these and you’ll be asked to agree to our terms and conditions before your application can proceed.
The data protection statement, in conjunction with the 'Using My Personal Data’ booklet (1.66 MB), includes details of the uses we may make of your data, the legal bases we are relying upon to carry out that processing, and who we may share your personal data with. For instance, for credit account applications like loans and bank accounts, we may pass your details to a recognised credit reference agency to help process your application.
We may occasionally send you information about accounts and services which we think would be of interest to you but only where we have your consent or if this is within our legitimate interests (see above for more details about lawful bases). You can choose to stop receiving information at any time by contacting us.
Contacting us by phone
To help us improve our service we may record or monitor phone calls, as explained in the monitoring of communications section, as necessary to comply with any legal obligations and for our legitimate interests.
Contacting us by email
When you contact us, we may need to collect some personal details like your name, address and phone numbers. Email isn't 100% secure so you shouldn’t send personal data such as your account information using normal email. Please consider another method, such as using chat in Online Banking or calling us, if you need to share personal information.
Emails are stored on our standard internal contact systems which are secure and can't be accessed by external parties. We store this information to identify trends, and for the purposes set out in the monitoring of communications section, as necessary to comply with any legal obligations and for our legitimate interests. For more information on the criteria we use to determine our retention periods, see below.
Automated decision making and processing
We may automatically process your personal information, without human intervention, to evaluate certain personal aspects about you (known as profiling).
In particular, we may analyse or predict (among other things) your economic situation, personal preferences, interests or behaviour. This could mean that automated decisions are made about you using your personal information. For example, we might analyse certain customer demographics, account holdings and account behaviours (such as Direct Debits you have set up on your accounts including those which identify accounts and products such as credit cards and store cards which you hold with other providers/elsewhere) and look at details of transactions relevant to your accounts. We may also analyse events such as the maturity dates of your accounts and opening anniversaries.
In some instances we’ll use automated processing and decision making, where relevant, to decide which of our other products or services might be suitable for you, as well as to produce a personalised price for insurance products, to provide an indication of the price prior to an application being made (please note, publicly available information about you and information about you from third party data sources such as, credit reference agencies, will also be used to provide you with an indication of the price). The personalised price would be presented to you in marketing communications and during contacts with Santander that might be suitable. We’ll look at the types of accounts that you already have with us, as well as your age, where this is relevant to the product, we think you might be interested in. We’ll also conduct behavioural scoring, including by looking at the accounts and products you already have with us and how they are being used, such as account turnover, arrears and other indications of financial difficulties. Where searches are carried out against publicly available data sources and credit reference agencies, these searches may appear on your credit report, but they will not affect your ability to get credit.
You may have a right to certain information about how we make these decisions. You may also have a right to request human intervention and to challenge the decision.
For some insurance products we may use automated decision making to assist the insurer in determining your final insurance premium. The insurer will use an automated underwriting engine to process your personal information and to better assess insurance risk which will generally provide a more accurate price that is relevant to your individual circumstances and needs. The automated underwriting engine will use information including personal information that you provide as well as other information about you held by us, the insurer and other parties. Where the insurer is carrying out any automated decision making it will do so on the basis that is necessary in order for the insurer to enter into the insurance contract with you. You have the right to contest that decision, express your point of view and ask for a human review. Where we carry out any automated decision making for your insurance product, we will ask for your consent during the application process to allow us to do so. You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us. Further details can be found in the 'Using My Personal Data’ booklet (1.66 MB)
Using our calculators, decision tools, guides and budget planners
To use our range of calculators, tools, guides and budget planners, you'll have to give us details of your financial situation and needs. The information we ask for will depend on what type of product or account you're interested in. By providing any personal data you do so on the basis of your consent. You’re free at any time to withdraw your consent but if you do you won’t be able to use these services.
When you use a calculator, guide, decision tool or budget planner all of the details you provide are anonymous - and once you leave we never store your details, unless, for example, you decide to save a quote.
Using our video services
You can apply for some of our products and services using a video session from your mobile device where you see and hear your Santander adviser in high quality two-way video.
If you use our video services, both the images and the audio will be recorded and may be used for training and monitoring purposes. We’ll use any personal data captured about you for the performance of a contract or/with a view to entering into a contact with you as well as for our legitimate interests for good governance, accounting, managing and auditing our business operations, and to monitor emails, calls, other communications in relation to your dealings with us. Please see the monitoring of communications section for more information and the criteria for retention periods section for more information on the criteria we use to determine our retention periods.
You’re entitled to record your video session only for your own personal use, and you should avoid sharing any footage with third parties or posting it on any websites. For your own privacy and protection, please ensure that your location doesn't include items and images that you don't wish to be recorded.
Using your personal information for direct marketing
We’ll tell you if we intend to use your information for marketing purposes and we'll give you the opportunity to opt out if you want to (unless we need a consent to use your information for marketing purposes – if we do we’ll seek one). If you receive marketing emails and don't want to in future, please use the unsubscribe link within the email and we’ll remove you from future campaigns. Ways to opt out of marketing communications that we send you via other channels, can be found in the 'Using My Personal Data’ booklet (1.66 MB)
Surveys and competitions
- collect information that will help us understand visitors' browsing habits on our website;
- compile statistical reports on website activity, e.g. number of visitors and the pages they visit;
- temporarily store any information which you may enter in tools, such as calculators or demonstrations on our website; and
- in some cases, remember information about you when you visit our site. We may need to do this to provide some of our services e.g. if you use the 'Remember my ID' tool when logging on to Online Banking.
Criteria used to determine retention periods (whether or not you become a customer)
The following criteria are used to determine data retention periods for your personal data:
- Retention in case of queries. We’ll retain your personal data as long as necessary to deal with your queries (e.g. if your application is unsuccessful) or for a sensible period in order for us to reply to your online query and then deal with queries you raise upon receipt);
- Retention in case of claims. We’ll retain your personal data for as long as legal claims can be brought and defended.
- Retention in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements. We’ll retain your personal data after your account, product or service has been closed or has otherwise come to an end based on our legal and regulatory requirements.
Your rights under applicable data protection law
Your rights are as follows (noting that these rights don’t apply in all circumstances):
- The right to be informed about our processing of your personal data;
- The right to have your personal data corrected if it’s inaccurate and to have incomplete personal data completed;
- The right to object to processing of your personal data;
- The right to restrict processing of your personal data;
- The right to have your personal data erased (the “right to be forgotten”);
- The right to request access to your personal data and information about how we process it;
- The right to move, copy or transfer your personal data (“data portability”); and
- Rights in relation to automated decision making including profiling.
You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. It has enforcement powers and can investigate compliance with data protection law: ico.org.uk.
For more details on all the above you can contact our DPO, view the ‘Using My Personal Data’ booklet’ (1.66 MB) or ask for a copy in branch.
Data anonymisation and aggregation
Your personal data may be converted into statistical or aggregated data, which can’t be used to identify you. We may share and sell such anonymised data including in an aggregated format, within and outside of the Santander group of companies, for statistical analysis, research and other business purposes. For example, sharing information about general spending trends in the UK to assist in research. The law says this is not considered to be personal information after it has been anonymised and/or aggregated.
For more information on the Santander group companies, please see the ‘Using My Personal Data’ booklet (1.66 MB)
Links to other websites
Certain hypertext links in this website may lead you to websites which are not under the control of Santander UK plc. When you activate these, you may leave the santander.co.uk website. These links are provided solely for your convenience and do not represent any endorsement or recommendation by Santander UK plc.
We accept no responsibility or liability for the contents of any website to which a hypertext link exists and gives no representation or warranty as to the information on such websites. We accept no responsibility or liability for any loss arising from any contract entered into with any website to which a hypertext link exists.
No liability for unavailability
We accept no liability for any loss that may arise if the goods or services advertised within this website become unavailable.
Contact us, or write to our DPO at 201 Grafton Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 1AN if you have any questions.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your computer is virus protected. We accept no responsibility for any loss you may suffer as a result of accessing and downloading information from this site.
Easy ways to protect yourself from danger
There are some things you can do to protect your personal information online. It's by no means exhaustive but will help make sure you don't fall foul of Internet fraud:
- Never share a One Time Passcode (OTP) with another person, not even a Santander employee.
- Do not log on using a public computer.
- Always access Online Banking by typing https://www.santander.co.uk into your web browser and logging on via our website.
- Never enter your Online Banking details after clicking on a link in an email or text message.
- Do not send confidential information by email as it’s not secure and there is always a risk it could be intercepted.
- If you’re logged into any online service, do not leave your computer unattended. Close down your internet browser once you’ve logged off.
- Never download software or let anyone log on to your computer or devices remotely, during or after a cold call.
For more information about staying safe online you can visit Fraud & Security
Secure online services
You can easily identify secure websites by looking at the address in the top of your browser which will begin https:// rather than http://.
All information passed between you and Santander when using our online services is sent using secure industry standard encryption.