Choosing the best Nationwide current account for you
At Nationwide, we offer a range of current accounts. These are usually what people are looking for when they’re after a bank account.
Take a look at our comparison chart and discover the features of our most popular accounts.
Compare our everyday adult current accounts
This table shows the key features of our 3 everyday adult current accounts, to help you choose the best account for you.
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Our children's and student current accounts
Our children's bank account. For 11- to 17-year olds. Earn interest and get help managing your money.
Our student bank account. For those aged 18 or over. Apply for an interest-free arranged overdraft to help you manage your money at university. Conditions apply.
Our basic current account
What to look for when comparing current accounts
- Fees for maintaining the account
Are there any monthly fees to pay to keep benefiting from the account?
- Branch access and telephone support
Are you happy to bank online only or would you like to be able to bank in person and over the phone too? More about our ways to bank.
- Arranged overdrafts
You can apply for an arranged overdraft with any of our everyday adult bank accounts. More about overdrafts.
- Rewards and benefits
What extra benefits are there if you open that current account? Can you earn interest on your money or get insurance for the whole family?
- Joint account options
All our everyday adult bank accounts can be opened as sole or joint accounts. Bank alone or with someone else. You choose.
- Card features
Contactless, Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay are all standard with our adult bank account range. Pay how you want to.
- Text alerts
We can send texts to your mobile to help you keep track of your money. More about text alerts.
- Internet Bank, Banking app and telephone banking
Bank on the go with any of our everyday adult bank accounts. Whether you prefer to bank on your PC, on your mobile phone or by calling us.
- Additional extras
Can you get a chequebook or go paperless?
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.