To make your application as quick as possible, have your last 3 years' address history and any employer's details ready in case we need to ask you when you apply.
Please tell us who you are (so we can give you the right form).
It's easy to switch your existing Direct Debits and standing orders to your new Nationwide current account, just have your existing current account details to hand when you apply. We'll ask you for the details in the form and also when you want us to start switching your account. Once you've applied, we'll take care of everything and update you on how it's all going.
If you want to upgrade your existing Nationwide current account and switch your Direct Debits and standing orders from another provider, you need to upgrade first and then switch. Once your upgrade is complete, you can switch online from our switch to us page.
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Nationwide subscribes to the Lending Code. For more information on the Lending Code please visit http://www.lendingstandardsboard.org.uk.
FSCS - Protecting your money. Find out more
Your eligible deposits with Nationwide Building Society are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the UK's deposit protection scheme. This limit is applied to the total of any deposits you have with the following: Nationwide Building Society, Cheshire Building Society, Derbyshire Building Society, Dunfermline Building Society and Nationwide UK (Ireland). Any total deposits you hold above the £85,000 limit between these brands are not covered.
Please click here for further information or visit www.fscs.org.uk