How to Close Santander Bank Account?

Banks are everywhere and no matter where you are you will need a bank account to manage your money. But what happens sometimes is we need to close down the account as well. There can be a number of reasons to do it. Usually, people think it will be a hard task to close the account. But it is not the case, you can do it very easily. In this guide, I will tell you how you can close Santander Bank account.

It is an easy task when you know the exact steps that you need to follow. And I am here to assist you with those. First of all, you have to make sure that you don’t have any kind of dues pending or negative balance in the account. And in case you have any then you will first have to clear those. The bank will allow you to close the account only after you clear all the dues.

I usually recommend my readers to make arrangements for an alternative bank account before closing the existing one. And there are a number of reasons why I recommend so. But the major thing is once the bank starts the process of closing down the account. You won’t be able to use your account to make any kind of transaction. And at the same time, alternative bank accounts also help in your transition from the old account to the new account.

There are so many banks that are operating in the United States of America. You can choose any bank that you feel is right for you. And open the account with them. But in case you are still undecided and need assistance in choosing the bank. Then you can read my article in which I have mentioned 9 questions you should ask your new bank. And based on the answers you receive you can make your decision.

About Santander Bank

Logo of Santander Bank

Type Subsidiary
Founded 1902
Headquarters Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Number of Employees (2017) 9,800
Official Website

Steps to Close Santander Bank Account

Close Santander Bank Account

Before I wrote this guide I also read the resource available on the official website of the bank. In this guide, I have not mentioned any online method to close the account. Instead, I have mentioned an offline method that you can follow. Primarily this guide is written for those who hold an individual account with the bank. In case you hold a joint bank account then refer to this linked guide.

Steps to Close Santander Bank Account:
  1. Locate the nearest branch of Santander Bank near you.
  2. Take your passbook, debit cards, unused cheques, and an identity proof document with you.
  3. Visit the branch and go to the helpdesk.
  4. Speak with the bank officials, tell the officials that you want to close your account.
  5. The officials will ask for your name and bank account number.
  6. Provide the information asked by the officials.
  7. Collect an account closure request form.
  8. Make your account balance zero.
  9. Fill the account closure form and submit it to the officials.

How to Contact the Bank?

If you want to contact the bank then you can use the information mentioned below. You can call the bank or message them on their official social media profile as well.

Contact Details of Santander Bank:


If you don’t want to visit the branch of the bank to close your account. Then you can also call the customer service of the bank. Speak with the customer service representative. The representative will ask you a few account verification questions. Answer them correctly and request him or her to close your account. But the success rates on the call are very less. So I recommend you to visit the branch personally.

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