Please note:

  • All applicants must be UK residents.
  • Children under 7 will need a parent or guardian to apply on their behalf.
  • Young people between 16 and 17 will need to apply for themselves.
  • Due to identification requirements, we can only open an account online if all applicants are existing Nationwide customers. (You can still apply in branch if this is not the case.) 

I want to open a Smart Limited Access account

You'll need your existing Nationwide Savings or FlexOne account number.

Apply using the secure application form

You'll need the account number of your existing Nationwide current account or savings account.

Apply using the secure application form

If you'd prefer, you can apply in branch

Please check you are eligible to apply:

  • You must be aged 16 or over and a UK resident
  • You'll need at least £1 to open your account
  • If you're new to Nationwide, you'll need to provide appropriate identification and proof of address

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