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Santander to close 111 branches by August - here's the full list and where you can bank instead

Santander is to close 111 branches - around 20% of its 563 UK branches - by the end of August. The bank, which blames the move on customers increasingly switching online, says this will leave 452 UK branches. We've full info on which outlets are closing and what to do if your local branch is affected.

25 March 2021

Santander to hike graduate account overdraft fees - but you can beat it by switching

Santander is halving the maximum interest-free overdraft it offers those in their second year after graduating to £1,000 from 1 July. Grads who go over this buffer will be charged interest of almost 40% – here's how to beat the hike.

21 January 2021

Santander to cut 123 current account interest AGAIN - and it'll now pay 0.3%

Santander customers with the bank's popular 123 current account will see the interest paid on savings drop to just 0.3%.

14 January 2021

Banks to defer mortgage payments and increase credit limits for those struggling due to coronavirus

Several major banks have announced support measures for customers affected by coronavirus, including mortgage payment holidays and increased credit limits

10 March 2020

Martin Lewis says Santander 123 is now a dead duck current account as it cuts interest and cashback

Santander will be slashing current account interest to 1% on its popular 123 account this spring, and introducing a single overdraft interest rate of 39.9%

21 January 2020

National insurance number delays hit 16-year-olds trying to beat Help to Buy ISA deadline

Some 16-year-olds are struggling to open a Help to Buy ISA before the deadline at the end of this month because they haven't yet received their NI numbers

14 November 2019

Santander extends PPI deadline after tech issues – here's how to claim

Santander has extended its deadline for submitting PPI claims after its website struggled with the amount of customers contacting it - so if you didn't get your claim in yesterday, go now

30 August 2019

PPI phone lines jammed and banks' websites crash as claims flood in on deadline day

Hours ahead of the PPI deadline, Santander's PPI enquiry form has been "temporarily unavailable" while customers of other banks are reporting website problems and waits of up to 90 minutes on the phone. The deadline to claim is 11.59pm TODAY (Thursday) - so here's what to do if you're affected

29 August 2019

Santander to refund 20,000 customers after failing to warn them about overdraft charges

Santander is paying out £1.4 million in refunds to 20,000 customers, after it failed to send out warnings about unarranged overdraft fees

24 May 2019

Santander launches voice recognition security checks

Santander is to let customers use voice recognition technology to prove their identities

30 April 2019