Summary: The Santander Online Banking platform does not directly offer share trading for personal or business banking customers. To buy stocks, Santander Bank customers will need to sign up to a FCA-licensed share brokerage and deposit GBP into the account.
If you are looking to get started quickly, we recommend using eToro for its 0% commissions on stocks and free deposits for GBP or Euros (EUR).
Where to buy stocks with a Santander account
Not many traditional banks offer the ability to invest in stocks directly on their platforms. The best and easiest way to buy stocks in the United Kingdom and Europe with a Santander bank account is by going through a secure share brokerage platform. eToro is a multi-asset share brokerage platform that allows Santander bank account holders to invest in stocks, commodities, currencies, ETFs, indices and cryptocurrencies with EUR,GBP, AUD & USD.
The eToro platform was founded in 2008 and is one of the oldest and most trusted brokers globally. It is regulated in the United Kingdom as eToro (UK) Ltd. (no.7973792) is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority). It is also regulated in Europe by the Cyprus Securities & Exchange Commission (CySEC) under license number 109/10. It has obtained all the correct licensing to operate legally and securely in the UK and Europe. eToro also does not charge its users any commission when they invest in stocks.
How to buy Stocks with a Santander Bank account
Buying stocks with a Santander bank is easy when you use the eToro platform. In this method we will use Bank Transfer as the form of deposit but you can also choose Debit/Credit card. Depositing via card is instant and free but depositing via bank transfer can take up to 7 business days tp reflect in your account. Follow the below steps to get started.
- Sign up to eToro and verify your identity.
- Select 'Deposit Funds' and click 'Bank Transfer'
- Copy the deposit details into your Santander banking app and send over the funds
- Search for the stock you want to buy (we choose NSDQ100), enter the amount and tap 'Set Order’
How to Buy Santander Bank Stocks
Not only can you buy stocks with a Santander bank account on eToro but you can also buy Santander bank stocks directly on the platform. On eToro users can buy the following types of Santander Bank stocks - SAN (Banco Santander SA (US)), SAN.MC (Banco Santander SA), BSBR (Banco Santander Brasil SA) & BSAC (Banco Santander Chile). In the below example we will show users how to buy the stock SAN on eToro. Follow the steps to get started.
- Look for 'San' in the search bar and click 'SAN | Banco Santander SA (US)'
- Enter the amount you want to spend and select 'Set Order'
About Santander Bank
Santander was founded in 1857 and is headquartered in Madrid, Spain. Although based in Spain, the bank has operations in Europe, North America, South America, and Asia. It is a global bank that offers a wide range of financial services to more than 200 million customers in over 90 countries with its 14,000 branches.
Santander Bank provides personal, business, and corporate banking services. The bank also offers investment, mortgage, and insurance products. It has a strong focus on customer service and offers 24/7 customer support. The bank also has a robust online banking platform that offers a variety of features and services. Santander Bank is a safe and reliable option for customers looking for a comprehensive range of banking services.
Santander Bank Stock Live Price
Below you can find the live price of the Santander Bank stocks via the Trading View platform.