Personal loan rates and details
The interest rates we offer depend on a range of factors, such as:
- loan amount
- loan term
- member's credit history and current financial situation.
Interest rate ranges for loans over 1 to 5 years
|Loan Amount||Lowest Rate (fixed)||Highest Rate (fixed)||Representative APR (fixed)|
|£1,000 - £2,999||13.9%||24.9%||13.9%|
|£3,000 - £4,999||9.9%||24.9%||9.9%|
|£5,000 - £7,499||3.9%||24.9%||3.9%|
|£7,500 - £25,000||2.9%||24.9%||2.9%|
Our loan interest rates are fixed. Your rate won't change during your loan term.
We calculate interest at the end of each day. The quicker you pay off your loan, the less interest you'll pay overall.
APR and Representative APR
APR stands for Annual Percentage Rate. It can be used to compare the total cost of your borrowing with other providers. Representative APR is the rate that we give to at least 51% of successful applicants for this loan amount. You could receive a different rate from the one shown and we’ll confirm your rate during your application.
Longer loan terms
We offer personal loans for terms up to 7 years. For loans longer than 5 years, you'll need to give us a few details first so you can get a personalised loan quote.
Receiving your money
When you’ll receive the money depends on the account you want it paid into.
Approximate timings from your loan being approved are:
- Nationwide current accounts: 2 hours
- Other Nationwide accounts: 1 working day
- Other bank or building society accounts: 3 to 5 working days
In some circumstances, after processing your application we may need to ask you for additional information or proof of your right to live and work in the UK.
Loan repayments are taken monthly by Direct Debit.
Your first payment will be 1 month after we issue the funds.
You can choose to:
Repay your loan over 1 to 7 years
Defer your first or following payments
Take payment holidays
There are no hidden fees. We won’t charge you for setting up, overpaying or settling your loan early.
Using a Nationwide loan
Our loans are for personal use only.
You cannot use your loan:
for a business
for investment or speculative purposes
as a bridging loan
for a mortgage deposit
to buy or retain an interest in land.
To apply for a loan
You can apply if:
- you have a monthly income of £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
- you live and work in the UK.
- you're between 18 and 79 years old.
- you're a member of Nationwide. You're a member if you have a current account, mortgage or savings account with us.
If you’re applying for a joint loan, other criteria will apply.
Nationwide adheres to The Standards of Lending Practice which are monitored and enforced by the LSB: www.lendingstandardsboard.org.uk (opens in a new window)