Why choose our FlexPlus
Travel insurance for your family, worldwide
Worldwide family travel insurance, including winter sports, from U K Insurance Limited.
Mobile phone insurance for the whole family
Your phone and those belonging to your partner and dependent children are covered for loss, theft, damage and faults by Assurant.
Vehicle breakdown cover in the UK and the rest of Europe
Includes cover for any eligible vehicle you're travelling in plus any vehicles you own, even if somebody else is driving. Provided by the AA.
Use your card while you're on holiday
There are no Nationwide charges for using your card abroad or in a non-sterling currency.
To apply for FlexPlus
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.
Exclusions, limitations and excesses apply to the insurances. Make sure you read more about each of the insurance policies, including their policy documents, before you apply for this account.
Insurances that come with your FlexPlus account
For you and your family's globetrotting adventures. Provided by U K Insurance Limited.
Mobile phone insurance
For your family's mobile phones, no matter where you take them. Provided by Assurant.
For journeys anywhere in Europe. Provided by the AA.
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 FlexPlus 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 FlexPlus 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're changing our travel insurance provider to Aviva on 1 May 2024. From that date, what and who is covered, including cover limits, will change. Before you apply for a FlexPlus current account, read about how the insurance will change.
You should also read the following documents for the insurances.
- Upcoming travel insurance policy document (effective from 1 May 2024)PDF, 451KB (opens in a new window)
With FlexPlus, you’ll be charged £13 a month for maintaining the account.
Charges can also apply for:
There are no Nationwide charges for using your card abroad.
There may be additional charges from cash machines, retailers or banks when you withdraw or spend money abroad or in a foreign currency. Check before you make the transaction.
Apply for FlexPlus
When you apply for FlexPlus, 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 a FlexPlus.
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.