Cater Allen

Cater Allen

Cater Allen is a UK-based private bank based and operating in the UK. It is a subsidiary of Santander. The bank that became Cater Allen was founded in Blackburn in 1816 and remained independent for some 180 years.

Reviews Rating
65%
Review Score
This figure is an average of the reviews score, taken from customer reviews and the overall rating of the bank.
58%
BankRank® Score
This figure is the average of the bank’s total sentiment score and the review scores.
Disclaimer
While we are independent, we might receive commission if you choose to click on certain links on our website.
CompareBanks
CompareBanks Expert
CompareBanks
Hello! We're CompareBanks and helping the UK to compare banks is our main mission. We're here to help whenever you're on the search for a new bank. Compare the market with in-depth and impartial reviews. Read opinions on bank accounts from people just like you. Not only do we compare banks, we also let you review and rate them to help others with your bank experiences. You can trust us to get you on the right track with the best bank for you.
Read More

Overview

First Glance

Cater Allen is a UK-based private bank based and operating in the UK. It is a subsidiary of Santander. The bank that became Cater Allen was founded in Blackburn in 1816 and remained independent for some 180 years.

Features

Contact Info

Address
Santander House, 9 Nelson St, Bradford BD1 5AN, UK
Phone
0800 092 5500

About Cater Allen

Cater Allen is a UK-based private bank based and operating in the UK. It is a subsidiary of Santander. The bank that became Cater Allen was founded in Blackburn in 1816 and remained independent for some 180 years.

The bank was named after Cater Ryder, formed in the 1960s, acquired Allen, Harvey and Ross. The bank acquired Tyndall Bank in 1994 and Fleming Premier Banking (from JPMorgan Chase) in 2001.

Cater Allen Products and Services

Cater Allen offers a comprehensive range of personal, business and specialist banking services.

Personal banking customers opening current accounts with Cater Allen must make a minimum opening deposit of £5,000. The private bank account is available exclusively to customers who have more than £100,000 deposited. The bank offers accounts in Euro and US dollar as well as the British pound, and all personal accounts can have up to four named account holders. Customers can also open an instant-access investment account, again with a minimum opening deposit of £5.000 which allows up to 20 ‘everyday’ transactions per month.

For customers who don’t need instant access to their savings, the Sovereign 30 Account allows unlimited withdrawals provided 30 days’ notice is given. One ‘without notice’ withdrawal is allowed each year for accounts with a balance over £5,000. As with current accounts, the minimum opening balance is £5,000.

The Cater Allen Business Reserve Account also has a minimum opening balance of £5,000 and is available in pounds sterling, US dollars and the Euro. No interest is paid on business balances under £100,000.

Business customers can earn an enhanced rate of interest by opening an Asset 30 account, which offers increased interest provided 30 days’ notice is given of withdrawal. Interest is paid on balances of £5,000 or more.

Cater Allen also offers a wide range of specialist banking services designed for charities, clubs, trusts, pensions, executors and wrap platforms. These specialist solutions are all supported by a team of experts in those fields.

Cater Allen Security

Cater Allen customers making new payments are required to enter a ‘one-time passcode’ sent to their mobile phone. This extra authentication step is designed to prevent unauthorised payments from being made. The bank also utilises Verified by VISA security. Additional security information is available from the Cater Allen website.

Cater Allen Bank Contact Details

Santander House
9 Nelson Street
Bradford
BD1 5AN

Telephone: 0800 092 5500

Email[email protected]

Review your own bank

Have a question about Cater Allen?

Find answers in Q&As and ask your question

No questions yet. Be the first to ask one!

Cater Allen Reviews

Dalida D
April 7, 2021

“This has got to be the WORST bank in existence. They recently "updated" their online banking system but it's just as bad as the old one”

This has got to be the WORST bank in existence. They recently “updated” their online banking system but it's just as bad as the old one. The functionality is simply not there and getting to do ANYTHING with this bank is so incredibly laboursome and complicated that it literally makes me want to scream in frustration. I will be closing my account at the end of May, I endured their atrocious services for 4 years merely because I couldn't bring myself to deal with their horrific processes but enough is enough: I can't even initiate a payment now, the system wouldn't allow me without stating the issue.

Please listen to these reviews and stay away from this bank and look for another provider, trust me, you will be much better off and thanking all of us later.

One person found this helpful
Dev Amratia
January 7, 2020

“They lost our business transactions, made us resend the request and then delayed it”

They lost our business transactions, made us resend the request and then delayed it. We ended up calling a useless customer service group at least 6 times, wasting our time and causing financial loss to the business. Stay away from Cater Allen.

One person found this helpful
David Moran
November 28, 2019

“My experience (which costed me thousands of pounds): terrible services; deeply disrespectful; most dreadful customer service”

My experience (which costed me thousands of pounds): terrible services; deeply disrespectful; most dreadful customer service.
Cater Allen does not fulfil any of the minimum customer expectations.
As usual, Santander downgraded a customer-oriented UK business to the most disappointing banking organisation.
My understanding is that they current aim is to discourage existing customers to keep banking with them, only because they've not been able to provide the same level of customer satisfaction since they took over.
I've now moved all my assets to a well established British bank.
When opening those new accounts, I did wonder: why did I ever bank with Santander/CA??

Pauline
October 31, 2019

“Absolutely dreadful customer service. My elderly mother recently tried to close her account with them - to simplify her affairs - and asked for her direct debits to be transferred which the receiving bank also requested”

Absolutely dreadful customer service. My elderly mother recently tried to close her account with them – to simplify her affairs – and asked for her direct debits to be transferred which the receiving bank also requested. 2 months on they are claiming my mother had no direct debits (she had 19) and she is receiving warning notices from suppliers that bills have not been paid. She is 86 and incredibly upset but every time we phone on her behalf we get a different story. Absolute indifference to the wellbeing of an elderly lady.

2 persons found this helpful
Load More