Why choose a Nationwide Personal Loan?

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

The Nationwide difference

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.

We provide great service for our members

We’re proud to say that we have the best customer satisfaction amongst our major high street competitors*, but if something does go wrong, we aim to resolve it quickly – to our members’ and customers’ satisfaction.

We listen to what our members have to say 

Our members told us that they preferred our UK only call centres for their higher levels of service. So that's what we offer - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

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’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.

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.

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Personal Loan application FAQs

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*© GfK 2015, Financial Research Survey (FRS), 6 months ending Oct 2015 (30,618 interviews). Combined customer satisfaction for current accounts, mortgages and savings. Major high street providers are defined as providers with main current account market share >6% (Barclays, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds Bank (inc C&G), NatWest and Santander).

All unsecured loans are subject to status and are available to UK residents aged 18 to 79 only. Nationwide Personal Loans cannot be used for business, investment or speculative purposes, as a bridging loan or a mortgage deposit or to purchase or retain an interest in land.

If you have any questions about an application you have already made online, please call 0800 545 3000 and select option 5.

Nationwide Building Society subscribes to the Lending Code. For more information on the Lending Code please visit www.lendingstandardsboard.org.uk.