You can apply to move your current account to Nationwide from another bank or building society by completing a full, partial or manual switch with us. You can do this by logging into the Internet Bank, visiting your nearest branch or by calling us.

If you need to complete a manual switch, you can start the process by filling in the form on this page.

Before you switch

Check your name and address is correct with the bank or building society you want to switch from.

Note:

Any differences in your personal details when you apply can cause the switch to get delayed or fail.

If your existing current account is held solely in your name:

  • you can switch into a current account with Nationwide, or
  • you can switch into a jointly held current account with Nationwide.

If your existing current account is held jointly with someone else, you can only switch into a Nationwide joint current account with the same person.

Choose how to switch

A full switch:

  • closes your old current account down for you
  • moves your outgoing payments across, like your Direct Debits and standing orders
  • transfers any money left in the account across
  • redirects any incoming payments to your Nationwide current account, like your salary
  • takes 7 working days to complete
  • let’s you choose when your switch ends, up to 60 days into the future
  • means you’re covered by the Current Account Switch Service Guarantee.

Note:

To qualify for a full switch, your existing bank or building society needs to be part of the Current Account Switch Service.

You can check the list of participating banks and building societies (Opens in a new window)

A partial switch:

  • doesn’t close your old current account down for you
  • moves your outgoing payments across, like Direct Debits and standing orders
  • doesn’t transfer your money across
  • doesn’t redirect any payments to your Nationwide current account
  • takes up to 20 working days to complete
  • doesn’t let you choose when your switch happens
  • not covered by the Current Account Switch Service Guarantee.

A manual switch:

  • is only available if your bank or building society is not signed up for the Current Account Switch Service
  • involves filling in a form
  • gives you the choice to close your old account or leave it open
  • asks you if you want to transfer all, some or none of your outgoing and repeat payments
  • gives you the option to transfer your money across if you want to
  • lets you ask for payments to your old account to be redirected to your new Nationwide account
  • doesn’t let you choose when your switch happens
  • can take up to 60 days
  • means you’re not covered by the Current Account Switch Service Guarantee

Check the Current Account Switch Service list of providers (opens in a new window)

Current accounts you can switch to

If you already have a Nationwide current account, you can switch into it using the Current Account Switch Service by:

  • logging into the Internet Bank
  • visiting us in branch
  • calling us.

If you want to open a new current account to switch into, you could choose from:

Information:

You can't switch a business account into a Nationwide current account. We don’t offer a business current account.