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Recommend a friend and share £200

How Recommend a Friend works

If you're a Nationwide member you can earn up to £500 per tax year by recommending five friends. That's £100 per friend, when they switch to us.  You're a member when you have a current account, mortgage (excluding buy-to-let and commercial) or savings account with us.  Find out more about membership

  • 1 Give us a few details

    We’ll then send you an email within 1-2 working days, which you’ll need to share with your friend.

  • 2 Your friend switches their account

    They’ll need to switch their main current account to a Nationwide FlexAccount, FlexPlus or FlexDirect account within 90 days of the recommendation, and transfer at least two Direct Debits as part of the switch (standing orders and recurring card payments don't qualify).

  • 3 Your friend follows the link in the email you shared

    Your friend will then need to give us their details, including their switch reference number, which they’ll have received when the switch started.

  • 4 You both get £100

    As long as the terms and conditions of the offer are met, you’ll both get £100. Why stop there? Earn up to £500 every tax year by successfully recommending up to five friends.

What you need to know

Before taking the first step to being £100 better off, you’ll need to:

  • have a current account, mortgage or savings account with us (which makes you a member)
  • be 18 years of age or over
  • click on the link below to fill out your details on the recommendation form.

Your friend will need to:

  • switch their main current account to a Nationwide FlexAccount, FlexDirect or a FlexPlus account
  • give us their details as indicated in Step 3 above so that we can match you both together.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, you can. They'll need to complete a full current account switch of their non-Nationwide current account to their Nationwide FlexAccount, FlexPlus or FlexDirect account (only these current accounts qualify under the offer). At least two Direct Debits will need to be transferred as part of the switch (standing orders and recurring card payments don't qualify). See the Terms and Conditions for more details.

You can recommend as many friends as you'd like, but the amount you can earn through the Recommend a Friend scheme is a maximum of £500 per tax year (6 April to 5 April the following year). If you recommend more than five friends, they'll still receive £100 if they switch their current account to us.

As long as all the conditions of the offer are met, we’ll put £100 in your account when your friend has:

  • Completed the switch
  • Followed the unique link in our confirmation email and submitted their details (including their switch code)

Just so you know, it can take up to 30 days for the payment to be processed.

If your recommended friend closes their account without good reason within three months of when we send the payment, we reserve the right to claim back the payment from both of you within six months of the account closure.

We can only pay you once your friend’s application has been accepted.

Please check that your friend has completed an account switch to us. If they have, call us on 0800 30 20 11 quoting the reference number from the email we sent you. Please note that we can’t discuss the status of your friend’s application with you.

Please call us on 0800 30 20 11 or visit your local branch where an adviser will be able to help you complete the form.

The email will be sent to the email address you have provided within 1-2 working days of submitting the form.

This could be because you haven't met the following criteria:

If you recommend us to a friend

You need to:

  • have a current account, mortgage (excluding buy-to-let and commercial) or savings account held in your own name or jointly with another member
  • recommend us to someone else - you won't receive the £100 if you try to recommend yourself
  • be 18 years of age or over.

If your friend recommends us to you

You need to:

  • receive the link that was in the email we sent to your friend before you complete your switch to a Nationwide current account
  • switch to a Nationwide FlexAccount, FlexDirect or a FlexPlus account - only these current accounts qualify for the offer
  • complete a full switch to us using the Current Account Switch team (this will automatically close your old account)
  • transfer two Direct Debits as part of the switch (standing orders and recurring card payments don’t qualify).

See the terms of this offer in more detail.

All parties must have access to an email address to be able to take part in this offer.

Have any questions? See our frequently asked questions page about our Recommend a Friend scheme

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