You need to be 18 or over to apply for a FlexAccount, FlexDirect, FlexPlus, FlexStudent or FlexBasic account.
You need to be 11 to 17 to apply for a FlexOne account. Once you have one, you can keep it until you're 23.
*To open a FlexStudent account you must be 18+, accepted on a full-time UCAS course of at least 2 years and pay in at least £1,500 per year of study across 2 or more transactions (Year of study refers to each 12 month period after your course start date). You can only apply up to 2 months either side of your course start date. This must be your only student account. Overdrafts are subject to status.
Advertised rates correct at 29 October 2014 and these rates can be changed at any time.
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***Customer notice: The FlexOne Film Card will no longer be offered as part of the FlexOne Current Account from 6 October 2016. All new customers who have their account fully open by 5 October 2016 will receive the FlexOne Film Card. To fully complete your application and have your account opened you may need to take your identification (ID) in to branch, so they can verify who you are. We will let you know if we need to see identification. The Proving Your Identity information page will tell you what types of ID we're able to accept. If you are an existing FlexOne customer with a FlexOne Film Card, you can continue to use this until your 12 months is up. If you haven’t activated your cinema card yet, the date you need to do this by is on the back of your Vue cinema card. Activate your card.
†Available on selected Apple devices only.
1 FlexDirect gives you access to 5% AER (4.89% gross p.a.) interest on your in-credit balance up to £2,500. This rate is fixed for first 12 months and then reverts to 1% gross p.a./ AER variable afterwards. You must pay £1,000 or more (excluding transfers from any Nationwide account held by you or anyone else) into your account each month to receive in-credit interest with FlexDirect.
Under the terms and conditions of this account customers are only entitled to one promotional credit interest rate of 5% AER (4.89% gross pa.). The only permitted exception to receive more than one promotional rate is if the additional account is held in joint names.
Any additional FlexDirect accounts held or more than one joint account held by you and another customer will result in the credit interest rate being reduced from 5% (4.89% gross p.a.) to 1% gross p.a/ AER (variable) within 7 working days of the account being opened. If you have previously held a FlexDirect account in the last 12 months, you will not be entitled to the introductory rate or offer under a new agreement and therefore you will receive the standard 1% gross p.a /AER (variable).
2 Overdrafts are only open to customers aged 18 or over and are subject to approval.
3 To be eligible for the interest-free overdraft, all we ask is that you use our Current Account Switch Team to switch your existing Direct Debits and standing orders when you open your new account. Switching to us is easy, and we can manage it for you. More on switching.
4There are some limitations and exclusions to the insurance policies and benefits that come with our FlexAccount and FlexPlus accounts. Please make sure you read the Insurance policies and account benefits information before you decide if this account is right for you.
5 To open a FlexOne Regular Saver account you must hold a FlexOne current account and be 11 - 17 years of age. On your 23rd birthday your FlexOne Regular Saver account will be closed and any balance transferred to a Instant Access savings account or nearest equivalent. You can only hold one FlexOne Regular Saver account.