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Transfer your ISA

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).

Transfer your ISA to Nationwide from another provider

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 and that some of our cash ISA products do not accept transfers in.

Complete and return an ISA transfer pack

Complete and return an ISA transfer pack

You can request an external ISA transfer pack online, in any Nationwide branch or as part of your online application for an Instant ISA Saver. 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.

You'll start earning interest right away

Start earning interest right away

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.

We'll contact your current ISA provider

We'll contact your current ISA provider

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.

We'll open your new account

We'll open your new account

We will hold the funds being transferred in a holding account until the day after all the funds have been received by us. 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).

Transfer your ISA from Nationwide to another provider

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 we’ll give you a free Savings Review to help you find out if you can get more from your savings, 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. You will also need to provide them with your:

 

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.

Move between Nationwide ISAs

You can choose to transfer ISA funds held in an existing Nationwide cash ISA to other selected Nationwide cash ISAs online through our Internet Bank or by visiting a Nationwide branch and completing an ISA consolidation form. 

Please note that not all Nationwide ISAs accept transfer in please check the product details.

If you want to transfer ISA funds from an existing Nationwide cash ISA to a new Instant ISA Saver you can do this as part of your online application. 

Please note Nationwide currently does not accept stocks and shares ISA transfers in.

Request a transfer to Instant ISA Saver

At the start of your Instant ISA Saver application you will be asked if you would like to transfer funds from an existing Nationwide cash ISA as part of your Instant ISA Saver application.

To complete an application including a transfer you will need to have to hand:

  • The sort code and account number of your existing Nationwide cash ISA
  • The type of ISA that you hold
  • The maturity date of your ISA (for fixed rate and tracker ISAs)

What happens next?

  • The full balance in your existing ISA, including interest, will be transferred into your new Instant ISA  Saver and your existing ISA(s) will be closed
  • It will take up to 7 working days for us to complete the transfer and open your Instant ISA Saver

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.

Jargon explained

Tax-free is the contractual rate of interest payable where interest is exempt from income tax.
The tax information provided is based on our current understanding of current law and HM Revenue & Customs practice which can change.

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