Features & benefits

The Nationwide FlexAccount

This account could be right for you if you're looking for an account with no monthly fee that gives you access to free European & UK multi-trip travel insurance (eligibility criteria and conditions apply) and you prefer to use a full range of methods for managing your money.

Here's what you get with FlexAccount

Free UK & Europe multi-trip travel insurance

Get free multi-trip travel cover when you pay in at least £750 each month to your FlexAccount.

3 month interest-free overdraft

No overdraft interest for first 3 months on arranged overdrafts 1

A free Mobile Banking app

Our free mobile app lets you monitor, manage and access your money on the move.

Award winning provider

We have been recognised as the “Best Online Current Account Provider” in the Your Money Direct Awards 2014

Great customer service

To make sure we offer our members the service they want, each month we ask 10,000 of you to tell us how we’re doing. 

Exclusive discounts

Our members have access to a range of products, discounts and services – reserved exclusively for them.

A voice in your society

We hold regular TalkBack events right around the UK and online to actively encourage our members to have their say in what they want from their Society.

UK only call centres 

Our members told us that they preferred UK only call centres for their higher levels of service. So that's what we offer. 

You also get as standard:

  • Contactless Visa debit card and optional cheque book
  • Access to over 750 UK wide branches
  • Free text alerts to help you manage your account
  • Telephone Banking - securely check your balance, transfer money and pay bills
  • Withdrawal of up to £500 cash per day from our ATM network
  • Exclusive savings at over 100 brands, with our new Simply Rewards app.
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Our FlexAccount has been rated 5 Star by , an independent financial researcher, for the 10th year in a row*

Best Online Current Account provider

Nationwide was named Best Online Current Account Provider in the 2014 Your Money Direct Awards

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It only takes about 10 minutes to apply online

Ready to Apply?

1To be eligible for the 3 month interest-free overdraft on our FlexAccount, all we ask is that you switch to us using the Current Account Switch Team to switch your existing Direct Debits and standing orders when you open your new account. When you apply we'll ask you for the details of the bank account you want to switch.
You need to be 18 or over to apply for a FlexAccount. Nationwide subscribes to the Lending Code

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Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Protecting your money

Find out more - Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Free UK & European travel insurance

Rates, fees & overdrafts

Managing your account

How to apply