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Travelling abroad? Santander offers 1% cashback on overseas spending – but watch out for exchange fees

New and existing Mastercard credit card customers at Santander are now able to earn 1% cashback on overseas spending but the option will still be overly expensive for many with most of the bank's cards charging a 2.95% exchange fee. Here's everything you need to know.

13 June 2022

Santander customers hit by payment delays - here's what you need to know

Santander has admitted that customers may face delays to certain payments going in and out of their bank accounts today (1 June) due to a technical problem. However, the bank says it will reimburse any associated fees or charges incurred as a result.

1 June 2022

Santander to slash opening hours at hundreds of branches - here's what you need to know

Santander is to shorten its opening hours on both weekdays and weekends at hundreds of branches across the UK for those who walk-in without a pre-booked appointment.

21 April 2022

Warning: Online payments could be declined if your debit and credit card contact details aren't up to date as new fraud rules take force today

Card users are being urged to ensure their bank or lender has up-to-date contact details for them as providers begin to roll out new measures to verify transactions. If your card provider can't reach you to prove your transaction is legitimate, your payment could be declined. Here's what you need to know.

14 March 2022

Beware NHS Covid pass fraud - one MoneySaver was scammed out of £25,000 though he got his money back after MSE intervened

A grandfather of two, who was tricked out of £25,000 by fraudsters purporting to offer NHS Covid passes, has got his life savings back after MoneySavingExpert.com intervened.

27 January 2022

Warning - if your debit and credit card contact details aren't up to date, online payments could be declined due to new fraud checks

Card users are being urged to ensure their bank or lender has up-to-date contact details for them as providers begin to roll out new measures to verify transactions. If your card provider can't reach you to prove your transaction is legitimate, your payment could be declined. Here's what you need to know.

7 June 2021

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