What do you get when you apply for a loan?

  1. A no-obligation quote

    We’ll give you a personalised quote that won't affect your credit rating.

  2. An acceptance indicator

    Before we do a hard credit check, we’ll let you know if you're likely to get a loan.

  1. No hidden fees

    We won't charge you for setting up, overpaying or settling your loan early.

  2. Receive your loan fast

    Once approved, you'll have the money in your Nationwide current account in 2 hours.

To apply for a loan

You need to:

  • have a Nationwide current account
  • have the right to live and work in the UK for the term of the loan. We don't accept applications from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
  • be between 18 and 79 years old
  • only have 1 existing Nationwide loan
  • not have missed 3 or more credit commitments in the last 12 months
  • neither be bankrupt nor have any CCJs, Individual Voluntary Arrangements or similar
  • have a monthly income of at least £700 after tax. If you're self-employed, you'll need to be able to prove a minimum of 1 year's income through an accountant's certificate, SA302 form or HMRC online tax calculation.

What is the interest rate?

The interest rate depends on how much you borrow and how long you borrow for. We offer personal loans for terms from 12 months up to 7 years. You’ll need to enter the term in months when you apply.

You might get a lower interest rate by borrowing a bit more or less than you need, or by changing how long you borrow for. A small change could make a big difference to the overall cost of the loan. You can read more about this and see some examples on our how to choose the right loan page.

Before you apply for a loan, think carefully about what you can afford to pay back each month. You will not be able to change the loan amount or term during the application.

Representative example

6.4% APR Representative (fixed). Based on an assumed loan amount of £10,000 over 60 months at an interest rate of 6.4% p.a. (fixed). Monthly repayment £194.35. Total amount payable £11,661.00.

This representative APR applies to loans of £7,500 to £25,000 over 1 to 5 years for our members with a current account. You could be offered a different rate based on your personal circumstances. The maximum you could receive is 29.9%.

What can you use a loan for?

Our loans are for personal use only.

You can use a loan for:

  • making a large purchase, like a car, caravan or electrical goods

  • home furnishings or improvements

  • travelling or going on holiday

  • consolidating your debts

  • other personal uses

You cannot use a loan for:

  • a business or business vehicle

  • buying property, including mortgage deposits

  • buying or keeping an interest in land

  • using as a bridging loan

  • investing or speculative purposes, such as gambling and cryptocurrency.

Get a quote and apply for a loan now

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