The customers of Santander UK Plc can shop more for this Christmas as the bank is extending its cash-back offer to its new current account holders. The offer of up to £300 is targeted at customers who switch their main current account to its Preferred, Reward and Premium current accounts. The offer is available for the entire Christmas holiday period.

The bank also extends the offer of £300 cash back to its existing Santander mortgage customers who already have or can deposit £10,000 in savings and switch their main current account to Santander.

Other existing mortgage customers who switch their main current account can earn £200 without the savings deposit. Any new customers who switch their current account to Santander can get £100.

"With the Christmas holiday season not far away now, what better way to get up to an extra £300 towards the festive season to just switch current accounts," said Reza Attar-Zadeh, banking director at Santander.

The offer is available in all the 1,300 UK branches until January, said the bank.