Choosing the right account

When opening a current account, it’s important to choose one that meets your needs. Take a look at our comparison chart and discover the features of our most popular accounts.

To apply for an everyday bank account

You need to:

  • be 18 or over
  • be a UK resident
  • agree the account is for personal use only
  • hold no more than 4 existing sole or joint Nationwide current accounts.

Our everyday current accounts

This table shows the key features of our popular accounts, to help you choose one that’s right for you.

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Our other current accounts

We offer other current accounts that might be better for you. Including:


Only for people who don't hold another UK current account or don't qualify for our other current accounts.


A fee-free account for 11- to 17-year-olds to manage money and earn interest.


The UK’s only fee-free student current account. Available if you are 18 or over.

Current Account Switch Service

Switching your current account to Nationwide takes just 7 working days. It's a free service, all you need to do is pick the date.

Protecting your money

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (opens in a new window) (FSCS) is a free, independent service that protects up to £85,000 of your eligible money at Nationwide.

Nationwide adheres to The Standards of Lending Practice, which are monitored and enforced by the LSB: (opens in a new window).