Any information about me and my Credit Card and any existing payment protection insurance that I may have may be shared within Nationwide to open and manage my Credit Card, make lending decisions, collect debts, trace debtors, prevent fraud and money laundering and for business analysis. It may also be shared within Nationwide and with specialist companies for market research purposes on behalf of Nationwide. Nationwide may use my information to populate application forms for products provided or introduced by Nationwide. If I notify you of changes to my personal details, it is your normal practice to update all of my accounts unless I ask you not to. If I have opened an account or policy with another organisation introduced to me by Nationwide, you will pass these updates to them but I am advised to contact them to confirm the changes.
You will make searches about me at credit reference agencies who will supply you with credit information, for use in the assessment of credit products and other information as well as information from the Electoral Register, for the purpose of verifying my identity. The agencies will record details of the search type (credit or identification) and any previous and subsequent names, whether or not my application proceeds. I acknowledge that multiple credit searches may affect my ability to obtain credit elsewhere. You may use credit-scoring methods to assess my application and to verify my identity. Credit searches and other information, including any previous and subsequent names, which is provided to you and/or the credit reference agencies, about me and those with whom I am linked financially may be used by Nationwide and other companies if credit decisions are made about me. Any of this information may also be used for identification purposes, debt tracing and the prevention of money laundering as well as the management of my account;
Any information about me and my account can be shared within Nationwide to prevent or detect fraud, or to assist in verifying my identity. You may also search the records of fraud prevention agencies who will supply you with information. You may pass information to financial and other organisations involved in fraud prevention to protect yourselves and your customers from theft and fraud. If I give you false or inaccurate information and you identify fraud, you will record this and pass it to fraud prevention agencies to prevent fraud and money laundering.
Information held about me by the credit reference agencies may already be linked to another individual who has an existing financial association with me. For the purposes of my application I may be treated as financially linked and my application will be assessed with reference to any “associated” records;
Where I borrow or may borrow from you, you may give details of my account and how I manage it to credit reference agencies. If I borrow and do not repay in full and on time, you may tell credit reference agencies who will record the outstanding debt;
I have the right of access to my personal records held by you and the credit and fraud agencies. Nationwide charges a fee for this service;
I can ask for a copy of your leaflet ‘How Nationwide uses personal information’ which will tell me how to apply for my records and explains in more detail how my information will be used by Nationwide and the fraud prevention agencies;
Nationwide may inform me of special offers, products and services, either by letter, telephone or e-mail. If I am a new Nationwide Building Society customer and I do not wish to receive marketing material by letter, telephone or email, or any combination of these I can write to you at Nationwide Building Society, Marketing opt-out, FREEPOST SCE 7125, Swindon, SN38 9LY. If I am an existing Nationwide Building Society customer my current marketing preferences will continue unless I tell you otherwise. If I have given a previous marketing instruction to any subsidiary or trading division of Nationwide Building Society, my request to them will not change. ‘Nationwide’ means Nationwide Building Society, its subsidiaries and trading divisions. If I require further information I can ask for a copy of your leaflet 'How Nationwide uses your personal information'. This can be requested from a branch and is also available online at www.nationwide.co.uk.
By signing this application, I agree to the declaration and the section entitled ‘Use of my information’ and to you using my information in this way.
Nationwide Building Society is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority under registration number 106078. Nationwide Building Society, Nationwide House, Pipers Way, Swindon SN38 1NW.