How to get £200 when you switch

  • Be an existing qualifying member as at 31 March 2024

  • Switch a non-Nationwide bank account with at least 2 active Direct Debits to us

  • Switch to us online

  • Close your non-Nationwide bank account when you switch. Make sure you select Yes when asked Do you want us to close your old account?

  • Ask to complete your switch within 28 days

What are Direct Debits?

Direct Debits are different to standing orders and recurring card payments, like a Netflix or Spotify subscription. They’re regular payments you set up with a company allowing them to take a payment from your account on a set date. Most household bills, such as energy, water, broadband and Council Tax, are paid by Direct Debit.

What is a qualifying member?

You’re a qualifying member if either you or the person you have a joint non-Nationwide bank account with had a Nationwide current account, personal savings account or residential mortgage on 31 March 2024.


The following savings accounts are excluded: business savings, investment accounts (for example, a stocks and shares ISA) and personal savings accounts or cash ISAs in the name of someone else that are being held for your benefit under a trust or similar arrangement.


The following mortgages are excluded: buy to let, commercial, lifetime, mortgages with one our subsidiaries (for example, The Mortgage Works) or a mortgage you applied for but had not completed by 31 March 2024.

If you’ve switched a sole or joint current account to us and previously benefited from a Nationwide current account switch offer since 18 August 2021, you will not qualify for this offer.

If you qualify, your £200 will arrive within 10 calendar days of your switch completing.

We may change, replace or withdraw this offer at any time, and you cannot be subject to any of the exclusions in the terms - PDF 166KB (opens in a new window).

Why choose our FlexAccount

  • Our everyday, fee-free bank account
    We don't charge a monthly fee for maintaining the account. And you can pay in and access your money any time.

  • Start saving with a Nationwide savings account
    We want it to be easy for you to start saving right away. So, we can also open a savings account with your new current account when you apply online. If you don’t want one, just let us know.

  • Access to other Nationwide products
    Opening a FlexAccount is one way to become a member of Nationwide. Our current account members get access to exclusive savings accounts, like our Flex Regular Saver and Flex Instant Saver.

To apply for FlexAccount

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.

Switching to Nationwide

Fast – switch in just 7 working days. You choose the date, and we’ll let you know when it’s done.

Seamless – a dedicated team does it all for you. They’ll switch your payments, balance and even your list of payees.

Guaranteed – there shouldn't be any problems but if there are, you won't lose a penny.


Make banking easier with our secure app

  • Manage all your Nationwide accounts in one place
  • View and search your transactions
  • Freeze and unfreeze your Visa Debit card
  • Report your card lost or stolen and order a new card

Manage your account your way

  1. Keep track of your money

    You can set your text alert preferences to help you manage your money. And you can go paperless to help keep track digitally.

  2. Bank together

    You can open your FlexAccount as a joint bank account or add someone to it later. This could be a partner, a family member or a friend.

  3. Visa debit card

    You can make contactless payments up to £100 with your Visa debit card.

  4. Optional chequebook

    You can get a chequebook on request.

  5. Pay with your phone

    You can use Apple Pay, Google Pay or Samsung Pay.

Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay are available on selected devices and operating systems. Apple Pay and Apple are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Google, Android, Google Pay and Google Wallet are trademarks of Google LLC. Samsung and Samsung Pay are trademarks or registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


Arranged overdrafts

You can apply for an arranged overdraft at any time. When you do, we'll look at your circumstances to see if we can offer you one. You'll need to be 18 or over and a UK resident.

You can see how much borrowing with an arranged overdraft might cost you with our overdraft calculator or you can learn more with our overdrafts guide.

Arranged overdrafts are designed for short-term borrowing and staying in your arranged overdraft over a long period can be an expensive way to borrow.

To find out how much we might be able to offer you, you can use our arranged overdraft eligibility tool as part of your FlexAccount application. We'll need some information about you. Things like your name, address history, employment and income. We'll run a soft credit check to see what we can offer you. This won't affect your credit score. If you choose to continue with your application, we'll run a hard credit check too.


Fees, charges and important documents

Before you apply, make sure you read the following documents.

We don't charge a monthly fee for maintaining the account, but charges can apply for:



Quick comparison of our everyday bank accounts

We offer a few different current accounts. Check that you’re applying for the right account for you.

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Note:

If you don’t qualify for a FlexAccount, FlexDirect or FlexPlus current account, you may be offered a FlexBasic account.

Jargon explained

AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate and illustrates what the interest rate would be if interest were paid and compounded each year.

Gross a year is the interest rate without tax deducted.

APR stands for Annual Percentage Rate. It includes all the costs of borrowing including certain account fees and promotional rates. It’s for comparing costs between different products and providers.

Related links

I need help with my account

Our current account help section has the answers to our most commonly asked questions.

We also have a quick guide to using your current account covering your everyday banking.


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: www.lendingstandardsboard.org.uk (opens in a new window).