Features and benefits

Champion ISA

Benefit from a monthly Rate Promise unique to Britain's high streets and verified by Defaqto, the independent financial research and software company.

An ISA allows UK residents aged 16 or over to save up to £15,000 tax-free with one provider, each tax year. With most savings accounts, if you are a tax payer the tax man gets a cut from the interest you earn, that's why it's reassuring to know that with a cash ISA all the interest you earn, you keep.

Here's what you get with a Champion ISA ...

A current rate of 1.00% AER tax-free (variable)

Champion ISA pays the same interest rate on every pound in your account, however much you have in it

Monthly rate promise

Every month we take the average rate of the five highest branch-based rates and offer this as the Champion ISA interest rate for the next month so you are guaranteed a competitive rate

Open your account with £1+

You can open your account in any Nationwide branch and make unlimited deposits up to your annual ISA allowance, currently £15,000

Unlimited withdrawals

You can withdraw your money as often as you like, but you can't replace money you withdraw from your cash ISA in the same tax year, unless the amount you wish to replace is within your unused ISA allowance

Pay in money in branch or online

You can pay in money at any Nationwide branch, online or by standing order.

One account holder, aged 16+

Maximum of one account holder, minimum age 16

We're here to help you to save

  • Our Savings Promises ensure we treat you fairly and help you make the most of your savings
  • Through our SavingsWatch service, we'll tell you by email or SMS if we change your savings interest rate up or down and if we launch a new savings account we'll let you know about that too, by email. Find out how to register
  • Download our free mobile banking app - you can check your savings balances and interest rates at any time, save little and often with Impulse Saver and even open and activate some of our savings accounts on your mobile.

Ready to open a Champion ISA?

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Need some help understanding ISAs?

Visit our ISAs explained section to find out what ISAs are, how they work and for more information on ISA limits.

Are you an existing customer?

Flexclusive ISA is an instant access ISA exclusively available to new and existing main current account holders

Instant ISA Saver

Instant ISA Saver is designed for those that want the convenience of a tax-free cash ISA, with instant access.

Jargon explained

AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate and illustrates what the interest rate would be if interest was paid and compounded once each year.
AER includes conditional bonus (if applicable)
The gross rate of interest is the interest rate payable before any income tax is deducted (if you do pay tax).
The net rate of interest is the interest payable after any income tax is deducted (if you do pay tax).
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.

Rates and information

Managing your account