FlexAccount current account
Our everyday current account where you can bank your way with no monthly fee.
Get £200 when you switch to FlexAccount
To get our bank account switch offer:
switch to us online
switch a non-Nationwide account to a FlexAccount
close your non-Nationwide account during your switch. In your online application, when you're asked Do you want us to close your old account?, select Yes
complete your switch within 60 days
this must be the first time you've got one of our switch offers on a sole or joint account since 18 August 2021
make sure your non-Nationwide account has 2 or more active Direct Debits
What are Direct Debits?
Direct Debits are regular payments that you set up with a company. They allow a company 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. Direct Debits are different to standing orders and recurring card payments, like a Netflix or Spotify subscription. Check your bank account has at least 2 Direct Debits before you apply to switch to us.
Once we've opened your new account, we'll complete your switch in 7 working days. If you're switching to a current account you already have with us, we'll complete your switch in 7 working days from when you ask to switch.
Your £200 will arrive within 10 calendar days of your switch completing.
You cannot be subject to any of the exclusions in the terms and conditions. We may change, replace or withdraw this offer at any time.
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.
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
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.
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.
Visa debit card
You can make contactless payments up to £100 with your Visa debit card.
You can get a chequebook on request.
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.
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.
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:
Apply for FlexAccount
When you apply for FlexAccount, you can:
- apply for a brand new bank account
- switch your current account from another building society or a bank to us, or
- change your existing Nationwide current account to FlexAccount.
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.
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.
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.