What we're doing

We’re making login changes to the Internet Bank. We're also applying changes to many online shopping transactions.

To be sure that it’s always you making online payments, we’ll be asking you to confirm some of your online purchases. We’ll also give a range of ways to confirm your identity and let us know it’s really you, quickly and securely.

This is part of a regulation to help fight fraud and increase the security of your online payments. The changes are called Strong Customer Authentication (SCA), and the whole banking sector is making changes to be compliant with the regulation.

How it affects you

When shopping online

You may need to authenticate transactions more often so we know it's really you making the payment.

In some cases, there’s an extra step when you buy something online using your Nationwide debit or credit card, but not every single time.

When using our Internet Bank

The authentication options to log in will be changing.

We’ve introduced a new way to log in using a one-time code sent in a text message. You can still log in using a card reader but we’ll be removing the option to log in using memorable data.


Check your contact details

Please check that we have your correct mobile number, landline and email address. This is to make sure that you get the authentication code we send you.

Options for authenticating yourself

Banking app

When you checkout, we’ll send a secure message to your Banking app. You can use this to authenticate using fingerprint or facial recognition. Or you can simply tap in your passnumber. Watch our video to see how the Banking app works.

What do I need to do next?

Using our secure Banking app is the easiest way to quickly confirm your online purchases if you have a compatible smartphone or tablet. If you don't yet have this option available on your app, don't worry – we're making this option available to all our members soon.

Download our Banking app (if you haven't already).

One-time passcodes: text message or landline

These unique codes can be used at checkout to confirm it’s really you making the online payment. They can be sent to you by text message or landline, using the contact details you have given us. You may experience this already when shopping online.

What do I need to do next?

Please make sure we have the correct mobile number, email address and landline for you as well as any additional card holders on your account. This is so you’ll get any authentication codes we send to you quickly and won’t get interrupted while shopping online.

Card reader

If you’re a debit card holder, you can authenticate online shopping transactions using the card reader you use for internet banking. This option may be suitable if you don’t have a mobile phone or struggle to receive a mobile signal.

What do I need to do next?

Make sure you have a card reader.

If you’ve registered for the Internet Bank and have lost or never received a card reader, it’s easy to order a card reader.

Not registered for the Internet Bank? Register now for the Internet Bank and we’ll automatically send you a card reader.

Why we’re making these changes

These changes will help keep you and your money safe online. You can read more about how we protect you when you bank with us through our Digital Banking Promise.

Make sure your contact details with us are up to date, and always let us know if they change.

Download our Banking app

Updating your details

Use the Internet Bank or Banking app

You'll be able to update your details in the Details and Settings section of our Banking app or in the My details section of our Internet Bank (opens in a new window).

Update your details in a Nationwide branch

You can find your nearest branch using our Branch finder (opens in a new window).

Let us know your details over the phone

You can call us on the number on the back of your card.

Monday to Saturday, 8am to 8pm
Sundays and bank holidays, 9am to 5pm

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