Learn more about how Brexit might affect your accounts, what it means for you if you’re living abroad, and some common questions about Brexit and your membership.

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On 31 January 2020, the UK left the EU and entered a transition period that ended on 31 December 2020. We and some other UK-based building societies and banks are no longer able to provide all our products and services to certain EU and European Economic Area (EEA) countries. This includes opening new accounts and arranging new borrowing for members and account holders.

What we can and cannot provide for our members and account holders will depend on the position taken by each individual country. We’re talking with central banks and regulators across EU and EEA countries to understand the accounts we can keep open.

If your accounts need to close, we’ll update the information on these Brexit help pages and write to tell you the next steps to close your accounts or to make alternative arrangements.

If things change in the future, we hope to welcome you back to the Society.

Thank you for being a part of our Society.


Countries where the services we can provide are impacted

We’ve created a list of the countries where we cannot provide services for our members and account holders, based on our current understanding. This page also tells you how to keep your details up to date and manage your Nationwide accounts.