It used to be possible to download bank statements from Santander in .csv format, just select the month you want click download and there you had it. Simples.
Since April this year they 'upgraded' the site so now you must enter a date range and, more annoyingly, csv download is no longer an option. There is now a "Microsoft Excel" download option, although on inspection of the resulting file this is actually the data formatted as an HTML web page. Bizarrely, Firefox identifies it as csv file type in the Save As dialog despite the .xls file extension.
All I need is something that imports into a LibreOffice spreadsheet. The html format works in that respect but I would have more faith in a pure csv solution.
I find it incredible that .csv download functionality should be removed from a financial site. Anyone else had problems with this, or bothered to complain to Santander?
Is HTML even valid as an .xls file?