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The Cuenta de Pago Básica is a non-interest bearing current account in euros (TAE -0,90%)1. It is for any natural person legally residing in the European Union, whether an asylum seeker or, even without a residence permit, who cannot be deported. When opening this account, the natural person will not be able to have another payment account in another entity in Spain. Similarly, the Cuenta de Pago Básica may not be used for professional purposes other than those as a consumer.
To open this account, the interested party must identify himself by presenting a reliable document (national identity card, passport, residence card, etc.) and prove his right of access to the account, because he is a resident of the European Union or falls under one of the other two situations indicated above. If the interested party is not a resident in Spain, they must sign the relevant statement of fiscal residence. It is also mandatory to provide the information required in compliance with the regulations concerning anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing, in particular the information related to the economic activity carried out by the interested party.
The Bank will provide the interested party with the pre-contractual information, the information document on fees and the draft contract that must be signed to formalise the opening of the account.
To open and use of the Cuenta de Pago Básica, the holder will have to pay a fee of €3 euros per month, which will be settled on a monthly basis.
With the payment of this fee, the holder may carry out up to a maximum of 120 payment operations in euros within the European Union per year, through direct debits and transfers, including payments made through standing orders. Payments that exceed this number will accrue the fees that are applicable in accordance with the provisions of the Bank's Standard Prices, which are available to interested parties at all its branches and www.bancosantander.es, of which the holder will be previously informed.
You can perform the following services using this account:
To arrange the Cuenta de Pago Básica it is not mandatory to arrange other services or products with the bank. However, as the holder, you can make use of these services by signing the corresponding contract:
This is the debit card associated with the Cuenta de Pago Básica. It allows you to make purchases and withdraw cash at no comission using ATMs on the Santander network in Spain.
The issuance and maintenance of the Santander One Debit Card is exempt from fees.
The Santander One Debit Card has a series of benefits such as:
Checking account balances at an ATM with the Santander One Debit Card at any of those belonging to the Banco Santander network will cost € 0. At ATMs of other entities within the national territory, the fee for checking the balance at ATMs will be € 0.75.
The activation of payments via mobile device is exempt from fees.
In the case of purchase operations in a foreign currency other than the euro, a fee of 3% for each transaction will be will be passed on, with no minimum per transaction.
The holder will not have to pay the account maintenance fee if able to demonstrate that they are in a special situation of vulnerability or at risk of financial exclusion, under the terms provided for in Royal Decree 164/2019, of 22 March, establishing a free scheme for basic payment accounts.
To be entitled to this free scheme, all account holders and authorised parties must prove that they are in a situation of vulnerability. To do this, the holder or holders must apply to the Bank to recognise the right to adhere the free regime and demonstrate that their gross economic income, calculated annually and per household, does not exceed:
In addition, none of the members of the family unit may be the holder, directly or indirectly, of any real right over real estate, excluding the habitual residence, or hold real ownership of commercial companies.
The determination of the concept of family unit, is established in the provisions of Law 35/2006 on Personal Income Tax. However, for these purposes, common-law couples constituted in accordance with the requirements that may be required will have the same consideration as not legally separated spouses.
The holder, or holders and authorised parties, must provide the Bank with the following information about all the people who make up the family unit:
If the holder does not have this documentation, he must provide a report issued by the social services of the City Council at which he is registered, in which the composition of the family unit is indicated or in which the suitability for access to the free scheme of the basic payment account is reasoned.
In addition, the holder will authorise the Bank so that it can obtain by electronic means information on the absence of any ownership of real rights over real estate and commercial companies.
The Bank will notify the holder of the recognition or denial of the condition to adhere to the free scheme in writing and free of charge, within a maximum period of 30 days counted from the date of the complete submission of the indicated information. Once this period has elapsed without the Bank having sent a communication to the owner, it will be understood that it recognises the right to adhere to the free scheme.
The free scheme of the account will be maintained for a period of two years, counting from the moment of its recognition. Two months before this period elapses, the Bank will request the holder update the information that demonstrates the situation of vulnerability. In any case, the holder will lose the right to the free scheme should the Bank verify that he/she is no longer forms part of the vulnerable group or at risk of financial exclusion.
In case of discrepancies with the Bank regarding any matter related to the account or associated services, the holder may file a complaint with the Complaints and Customer Service Department, Calle Josefa Valcárcel, 30, Edificio Merrimack IV, 2ª planta, 28027 Madrid, either in writing to the above address, by fax, to the number 91-7594836, or to theOffice of the Customer Obudsman at: Oficina del Defensor del Cliente, Apartado de correos 14.019, 28080 Madrid. In the case of any disagreement with the resolution or if, after the deadlines established by the regulations applicable, a resolution is not obtained, the holder may contact the Bank of Spain Complaints Service, after having previously submitted the complaint to the Complaints and Customer Service Department or the Customer Ombudsman.
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