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Summary

Grupo Santander are the second largest bank in Europe. Amongst others, they are owners of Abbey, Alliance and Leicester, Bradford and Bingley and are major F1 sponsors.

In 2010 Santander will be renaming the British banks and building societies it owns as Santander.


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★☆☆☆☆

“new cheque books”

Written on: 25/08/2016 by opemipo (1 review written)

well todays experience with this bank is absolutely rubbish i tried to order cheque books for my business and after speaking to three people and answering security questions they still refused reason for refusal i couldn't name the last person who put money in the account my sort code was void it was on my cheque how could it be wrong apparently the sort code has been changed but didn't inform me i will be closing the business bank account of whom i have been with for 14 years as they took… Read Full Review

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“I would strongly recommend avoiding this bank....”

Written on: 20/08/2016 by Karmal276 (1 review written)

I would strongly recommend avoiding this bank. Terrible customer service, they have no clue what they are doing. The branch manager is a complete joke. Standing at the empty counter, 5 people came after I stood there for half an hr trying to close my account with a variety issues that I am yet to see at Chase, Wells or even BOA. This place is a pit… Read Full Review

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“The Building Society trying to be a BANK!”

Written on: 09/08/2016 by Power236 (1 review written)

I have a 123 account, a credit card and a Business Account. My extended family has a further 9 accounts. Tried to conduct a business transaction today and despite being the only person at the counter, the operator refused to deal with my request. Was introduced to a very rude Service Manager therefore, enough nonsense has been had with this bank throughout the year. Just opened a new business account with RBS - have had an account with them for 30+ years, so know how they treat customers… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Fantastic bank”

Written on: 15/06/2016 by Sallyjane321 (2 reviews written)

I would give Santander a billion stars if I could! Had nothing but problems with Coventry mortgages messed us around from February 2016 - June 8th 2016.we thought we would try Santander so on Friday 10th 2016 our mortgage broker sent all our stuff over to Santander today 15th June 2016 we got our mortgage offer in less than a week amazing so happy thank you so much Santander… Read Full Review

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“do not use this bank”

Written on: 03/06/2016 by EstebanCooke (1 review written)

do not use this bank. It takes 24 hours to transfer money from one of my accounts to another. duo not use this bank… Read Full Review

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“worst customer service”

Written on: 12/05/2016 by Gunn8 (1 review written)

Had to call customer service 3 times for same problem. Was treated rudely each time I ended up fixing the problem myself on line. Did not appreciate there condensation… Read Full Review

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“regular saver”

Written on: 18/04/2016 by KyleRamsey (1 review written)

Impossible to open a regular saver over the phone. Always waiting for an assistant. Try several days, no way to get through. The do not allow to apply online despite that you need online banking to open the account. They do allow you to apply online for other products though. Seems they are only interested in showing the account but not actually offer it… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“don't understand the negative reviews”

Written on: 08/04/2016 by Vicentew1984 (1 review written)

This is my favourite bank. I get good interest on my current account up to £20k, and I get cashback on my direct debits and on my credit card - which more than pays for the monthly fees. If ever I have a question I send them a secure email and always get a satisfactory prompt response… Read Full Review

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“Ripped off!”

Written on: 03/04/2016 by bvGonzales207 (1 review written)

Mailed check on the 8th received on the 11th, didn't process until 16th. Dinged a late fee. The worst!… Read Full Review

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“Credit Card”

Written on: 01/04/2016

I obtained a cashback card about a year ago and was disappointed with the credit limit and so have never used the card. Now that they are going to charge a monthly fee I tried to cancel the card. I had thrown away all of the details issued with the card and also thought that I had disposed of the card but found it after a search. Yesterday I phoned and tried to cancel but couldn't answer a security question as I had thrown all info away. They said that I had to go to a branch with ID to cancel… Read Full Review

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“inept and not trustworthy”

Written on: 15/03/2016 by ddinoia (1 review written)

I was involved an estate IRA that the bank had a problem resolving. The form my mother filled out was completed when she was in her 80's. There were three names on the form , my name was clearly in the form under the title of Primary beneficiary. The other two names on the form had two small check off boxes labeled primary and contingent. These boxes were not checked. My mother was in her 80's and the bank claimed that she didnt fill out the form correctly and therefor they would need to have… Read Full Review

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“online help?”

Written on: 17/01/2016 by marcorees (2 reviews written)

hi, just opened my online account and got stuck right away. Password doesnt match, I submit resend over and over again but no password is being sent. Then I look for online help and it is just not available. Tomorrow I will have to take a day off just because of this banks failure? I guess not. Not recommended… Read Full Review

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“Online but can't set up payments online without mobile...”

Written on: 17/01/2016 by dxHead336 (1 review written)

Been with the Santander for a number of years now with no problems. However, we have now set up a joint online account and are having problems. You now have to have a mobile phone to set up payments etc (a text message is sent to your mobile during this process). Its supposed to be online banking not phone banking. I don't have a mobile so am having to go into a branch to do all the setting up etc. I'm not impressed. Phoned the help line and the first person I spoke to hung up on me before we… Read Full Review

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“female personnel selected on their appearance only”

Written on: 16/01/2016 by dave008 (1 review written)

it seems that female personnel is selected on their appearance only instead of competence. This leads to arrogant but poor assistance. I am just a client and I wish to know what I need to know which I do not achieve with this bank… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“poor assistance”

Written on: 15/01/2016 by marcbrice (1 review written)

Santander is a large bank so they have many clients and this is they way they treat you, if this bank doesn´t really need you. The looks of the employees apparently is more important then their competence, difficult questions - which are not that difficult are being treated as annoying. I am sorry, but I would like to know what I am buying so I ask my questions. I do not recommend this bank for any purpose… Read Full Review

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“Unethical”

Written on: 14/01/2016 by Dean340 (1 review written)

They destroy your credit score behind your back and without your consent I read all their information on their website then decided to try them by opening a 'FREE CURRENT ACCOUNT' with no credit/overdraft required. I am a legal resident with all the documentation including 'local Drivers Licence' and three other bank accounts. I am in the process of setting up a business, so I am testing the banks with personal accounts first. I have no credit history or score as I am new in the country and… Read Full Review

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“Insulted”

Written on: 08/01/2016 by Maya228 (1 review written)

Just left the Chelsea branch after being insulted as a result of the poor queuing system! To add to that, they dare to increase the monthly account fee by 250% when the inflation rate is close to zero! Closing my account!… Read Full Review

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“Worst Bank Ever”

Written on: 05/01/2016 by meltrusty (1 review written)

4 reviews 1.0 star rating 1/5/16 I was a customer with Sovereign Bank for 8 years and stayed during the switch. I have 3 accounts there which will all be closed by the end of the week. I just moved 3 weeks ago and wrote a check to my new landlord for $2800. The check showed that it cleared on my online banking yesterday with a positive balance of $236.76 as of last night. I wake up this morning and I show a balance of $3001.76. They sent the check back to my landlord and charged… Read Full Review

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“The Worst Bank on the High Street”

Written on: 05/11/2015 by jre371 (9 reviews written)

I didn't choose to be with Santander I ended up with them after they took over the Alliance and Leicester. My first problems occurred when on business in the USA and they decided to block my card meaning I couldn't pay my hotel bill (note I had put a large one off payment into my account before leaving to cover the hotel costs. On return Santander apologised but then blocked all access to my account until I could get to branch with photo ID. I took the photo ID in but the teller incorrectly… Read Full Review

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“Terrible”

Written on: 03/11/2015 by Nola1969 (1 review written)

Santander is the worst bank I have ever been with. Since having the account I have had nothing but problems. Taking money out of my account that I had been waiting weeks for when you ring their customer services they are rude to you, speak as of your something on the bottom of their hoe and put the phone down on you. They give you charges for absolutely no reason. I would not recommend this bank to any body… Read Full Review

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