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Why choose Nationwide?

Why choose a Nationwide current account?

Banking from a building society?  6 very good reasons why it makes sense

We’re the world’s largest building society

Over 160 years ago we opened our doors as a building society. Run for the benefit of our members, being a building society means that we're free to reinvest more of our profits to improve the products and services we offer.

Our members decide how we’re run

Each year we ask our members to take part in our AGM and vote on key decisions about how we operate as a business. It’s your Society, so it’s only right that you help set the direction we take.

We provide great service for our members 

With the best customer satisfaction amongst our high street competitors* and access to exclusive products, it’s no surprise millions of people prefer to do their banking with a building society.

We support your local communities

Last year alone our employees spent over 19,000 hours volunteering on community projects. By 2017, our members and employees will have helped decide how we invest £15 million to support local communities.

We listen to what our members have to say

Our members told us that they wanted a greater choice of current accounts with a range of features, such as commission free cash withdrawals abroad and in-credit interest. So we launched FlexPlus and FlexDirect.

We’re committed to being an ethical business

Every decision we make as a business is underpinned by our core values of decency, fairness and dependability. Doing the right thing for our members is at the heart of what we do.

And, as the world's largest building society…

* GfK NOP Financial Research Survey 6 months ending August 2014 (30,679 interviews). Combined customer satisfaction for current accounts, mortgages and savings. High street defined as Barclays, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds Bank, Nationwide, NatWest, Santander and TSB.

Best Online Current Account provider

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

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Nationwide FlexAccount, FlexDirect and FlexPlus accounts have been rated 5 Star by independent researcher of financial products, Defaqto

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