You have to wait 6 working days if you want to register for online banking with a newly opened account. If you opened a current account or credit card online, you'll have registered at the same time.

Before you register

To register for online banking here on our website or on our Banking app, you'll need to know:

  • your name
  • your address and postcode
  • your email address
  • your mobile number
  • the account details for the account you want to register with.


You will receive a text message as part of the registration process, so check you have signal before you begin.

How to register for online banking

You can register on our:

Once registered, you can log in to both our Banking app and Internet Bank.

If you’re registering a current account for the first time, we’ll send you a card reader in the post.

What are the benefits of online banking?

There are so many reasons to access your bank account online with Nationwide.

From the convenience of anytime banking, day or night. To the peace of mind you’ll get knowing that safety and security is our top priority, whether you’re logging in to our Internet Bank or our Banking app.

You’ll be surprised what you can do with our app. From checking your account balance and making payments to searching for transactions and much more. It’s designed to make managing your money easier.

Staying safe when banking online

We want you to feel safe when banking online. Our digital security video outlines how we protect your money from fraud and scams.

Get online banking help whenever you need it

Try our handy step-by-step demos (opens in a new window) to find out what you can do online and how to use our Internet Bank and Banking app.

We’ve also got lots of useful guides for banking online.

To use our Banking app, your device must be running Android TM 7.0 (KitKat) or higher, or Apple iOS 12 or higher. Beta versions of operating systems are not supported. Our Watch App is no longer supported but Apple Pay and Google Pay will continue to work on your watch or mobile device. iOS is a registered trademark of Cisco systems Inc. and/or affiliates in the United States and certain other countries and is used under license. Apple, Apple Pay, iPhone and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the US and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Google, Android, Google Pay and Google Wallet are trademarks of Google LLC.