Switch your current account to us and you could get up to £125
Switch from another building society or a bank in just 7 working days using the Current Account Switch Service.
How to get our switch offer
Whether you’re a member already or thinking about joining Nationwide, you could get our switch offer. It’s another example of our mutual difference and giving back to our members.
If you're not yet a member, you could get £100. If you're already a member, you could get £125. Just complete a full switch online to a FlexPlus, FlexDirect or FlexAccount from another building society or a bank, and make sure you switch over 2 Direct Debits as part of your switch. We may change, replace or withdraw this offer at any time. Terms and conditions apply.
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Why switch to Nationwide?
It’s fast, seamless and guaranteed. You can switch in just 7 working days, and our dedicated team will move over your payments, balance and even your payees. It’s also covered by the Current Account Switch Guarantee, so you won’t lose a penny if anything goes wrong.
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What's included when you switch to us
What is included in a full switch:
Your account balance.
Closing your old account once the switch is complete. This means your old debit card will stop working.
Your list of payees (everyone you’ve sent payments to), so you won’t need to ask for their details again.
Any new payments you've set up a week or more before your switch date. Once you're within 7 days of your switch date, it's best to set them up on your new account.
Regular income like your salary, pension or benefits payments.
Regular outgoings such as utility bills.
A safety redirect to catch payments sent to your old account in case someone doesn’t use your new account details. We can also contact the sender and give them your new account details. If you don’t want us to do this, just let us know.
Updates on the progress of your account switch if you give us your contact details when you apply.
What is not included in a full switch:
Regular bills and subscriptions you pay with your debit card, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. (You’ll need to give them your new debit card number.)
Any arranged overdraft you have. You can apply for an arranged overdraft with us when you switch, and we’ll look at your circumstances to see if we can offer you one. We cannot guarantee you’ll get the same arranged overdraft as with your old provider. Find out more about our overdrafts.
Mobile payments like Apple Pay and PayM. You’ll need to set these up again using your new debit card.
Your transaction history. It’s best to request or download copies from your old provider.
What you’ll need to do a full switch
To use the Current Account Switch Service, you'll need:
the name of your building society or bank
your account number and sort code
the long number from your debit card
to open your new account in the same name and address as your old account, both for sole and joint accounts
to read our Current Account Switch Service guide.
Backed by the Current Account Switch Guarantee
The whole process is backed by the Current Account Switch Guarantee. In the unlikely event that something is missed, you won’t be out of pocket. Any fees or charges will be covered. Your credit rating will be protected, too.