1 million new customers for Santander
Bank account milestone for Santander
It's a momentous milestone for Santander's bank account business.
The firm says one million new UK accounts have been opened over the course of 2009 under its Alliance & Leicester and Abbey brands.
Among the products to have been taken out this year are the Alliance & Leicester Premier Direct Current Account, which offers 0.5 per cent interest and free annual European travel insurance.
The firm's portfolio of banking products currently includes the Abbey Reward Bank Account, a packaged deal which offers six per cent interest, car breakdown cover and travel insurance.
A Santander boss, Alison Britain, says it's a "significant achievement to open one million new current accounts in a year in the UK" - especially when us Brits are sometimes hesitant when it comes to moving our primary bank account.