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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.

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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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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: (opens in a new window).