Arranged overdraft interest holiday ending
If you have been on an interest holiday, we'll send you a text message or letter before it ends.
Your overdraft after the interest holiday
Once your arranged overdraft interest holiday ends, interest will go back to being charged at the contractual rate of 39.9% per year (variable). We'll let you know about any charges in your monthly statement. The charges will be applied to your account 28 days after the date of your statement.
To check the cost of borrowing at the usual contractual rate, use our overdraft cost calculator.
If you need more support
If you’re still experiencing financial difficulties, here are some ways we can help.
Help with managing your money
Find guidance on managing your money and ways to help you keep on top of your finances, including:
- how to budget
- help with essential costs
- managing your borrowed money
- paying essential bills and priority debts
- contacting lenders to discuss your repayments
If you can't repay your overdraft or afford the charges
Help is available. The first step is to tell us about your financial situation (your income, outgoings and debts). Use documents like statements, bills, payslips to give us an accurate picture.
We’ll then be able to talk you through your options. These might include:
- gradually reducing your arranged overdraft limit, or
- a repayment loan.
If we reduce your arranged overdraft limit, this will be by an affordable, agreed amount. You won’t pay interest on your arranged overdraft during this period, which may be for up to two years.
With a repayment loan, your overdraft balance will be restructured into a loan which you pay back in monthly instalments. Your loan could last from 2 to 7 years. When you call us, we’ll tell you the interest rate that applies, which may be up to 18.9% a year (fixed).
To get a repayment loan, you:
- need to be overdrawn by at least £500
- can only have a maximum of 2 Nationwide personal loans at once, including the repayment loan. If you already have 2 Nationwide personal loans, we can still talk to you about your options
- must not have personal loans with Nationwide that total more than £25,000, including the repayment loan.
Our team will discuss your individual circumstances with you to find an option that’s affordable for you. They’ll also explain if it will impact your credit file, your ability to get credit and the total cost of your borrowing.