At Nationwide we are committed to helping you make the most of your savings. That's why, as part of our seven promises to savers, when you transfer a cash ISA to us you will start earning interest as soon as we receive your application (provided that your funds are free to move and not subject to any notice period). Read all of our Savings Promises.
Selected Nationwide cash ISAs accept transfers in, which means you can move other cash ISAs held with other providers into a Nationwide cash ISA. All you have to do is follow the steps below and you could start earning interest as soon as we receive your application. Please note Nationwide currently does not accept stocks and shares ISA transfers in.
You can request an external ISA transfer pack online, in any Nationwide branch or as part of your online application for an Web ISA. You will need to complete and sign this then send back to us.
It will take approximately 4 weeks to complete your ISA transfer and you don't need to worry about letting your current provider know - we'll do it for you.
Request an external ISA transfer pack
As part of our seven promises to savers, when you transfer a Cash ISA to Nationwide you will start earning interest as soon as we receive your ISA application (provided that your funds are free to move and not subject to any notice period) so you can relax knowing your money will be earning interest from the day we receive your application.
Read our Savings Promises
Once we receive your application, we'll write to your current ISA provider to request they transfer your ISA funds to Nationwide. We will also write to let you know we've received your forms and will contact you if we require any additional information or have any queries.
If we haven't received your ISA funds after 10 days, we'll chase your current provider.
The funds being transferred in will be held in a Nationwide holding account until the day after the last cheque has been credited to the holding account. On this day, your ISA account will be opened and the account interest will be backdated to the date we received your ISA transfer form provided that your funds are free to move and not subject to any notice period. If you are transferring an ISA into a Web ISA, these funds will immediately be deposited into the Web ISA instead of a holding account.
Read the British Banking Association's (BBA) consumer guide to ISA transfers
You can choose to transfer ISA funds held in an existing Nationwide cash ISA to other selected Nationwide cash ISAs by visiting a Nationwide branch and completing a consolidation form. If you want to transfer ISA funds from an existing Nationwide cash ISA to a new Web ISA you can do this as part of your online application. Please note Nationwide currently does not accept stocks and shares ISA transfers in.
At the start of your Web ISA application you will be asked if you would like to transfer funds from an existing Nationwide cash ISA as part of your Web ISA application.
To complete an application including a transfer you will need to have to hand:
It is important that you request to transfer any funds and do not withdraw them yourself as in doing this; the funds would no longer be considered tax-free savings and could only be reinvested into an ISA as part of your annual ISA allowance.
Before you consider transferring your ISA from Nationwide to another provider take a look at our great range of ISAs. With over 150 years experience, and 10 million satisfied savings customers, we have a wide range of ISAs to meet your needs.
As part of our seven
promises to savers, you can ask us at any time for free advice on your Cash ISA. To take advantage of a Savings Review, please just ask at your local branch.
If you do choose to transfer your ISA to another provider, you'll need to contact your new provider and complete an application form with them.
Your new provider will then get in touch with us. Note that transfers may be subject to notice or loss of interest so it's worth checking your terms and conditions carefully. For more information ask in any Nationwide branch.
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