We won’t open your new current account until we have carried out all our background checks, including identification (ID) checks. We will need to see your ID in person – this means you will have to travel to one of our UK branches.
You will only be able to pay money into and out of your Nationwide account in pounds sterling - this includes cash, cheques and Direct Debits. Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Direct DebitsFallback Text can’t be paid from your Nationwide account.
For information on how we send and receive overseas payments, please see our overseas payments leaflet.
We only have branches in the UK, so you will be managing your money at a distance. If you want to contact us, you will need to do so online, by telephone, or travel to one of our UK branches.
1 FlexDirect gives you access to 5% AER (4.89% gross p.a.) fixed interest on your in-credit balance up to £2,500. This rate is fixed for first 12 months and then reverts to 1% AER gross p.a. (variable) afterwards. You must pay £1,000 or more (excluding transfers from any Nationwide account held by you or anyone else) into your account each calendar month to receive in-credit interest with FlexDirect.