Opening a new cash ISA

A cash ISA (Individual Savings Account) is a tax-free way to save. On other savings accounts, you may have to pay income tax on the interest you earn. The interest on a cash ISA is free from tax, so all the interest you earn, you keep.

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Managing your existing Nationwide cash ISA

Here’s our guide to managing your cash ISA. Always check the terms and conditions for your account, as it may have withdrawal limits or fees, or a specific way to be managed or closed.

If you’re paying in from your other Nationwide account
In most cases, you can do it:

If you’re paying in from your account with another manager
You’ll need to check their payment process.

The account details you’ll need are:

  • Account number: 33333334
  • Sort code: 07 00 93
  • Your ISA reference number (find it on our Banking app, Internet Bank, or in your passbook)

How you withdraw money from your ISA depends on the type of account you’re moving it to.

Moving money to another Nationwide account

In most cases, you can do it:

If you’re making a withdrawal in a branch, remember to bring the account numbers and sort codes of the accounts you’re moving money between.

Moving money to an account you have with another provider

How you move money depends on whether you have a Nationwide current account.

If you have a Nationwide current account:

  1. Transfer the amount you want to move to your Nationwide current account.
  2. Then transfer the money to a non ISA account you have with another manager.

If you don’t have a Nationwide current account
You’ll need to go to your nearest Nationwide branch to move money from your ISA. Remember to bring account numbers and sort codes for the accounts your moving money between.

You’ll need to speak to your new manager, who will be able to arrange the transfer for you.

If they ask for your Nationwide ISA details, use these:

  • Account number: 33333334
  • Sort code: 070093
  • Your roll/reference number

Your roll/reference number looks like this: 1234/123456789. You can find it:

  • printed on the inside cover of your passbook
  • when you log in to the Internet Bank
  • or for Fixed Rate ISAs, on the front of the certificate you received when you opened your account.

If you don’t already have a Nationwide cash ISA, but you’re a member
You can open one while making the transfer. See our cash ISAs.

If you don’t have a Nationwide cash ISA and you’re not member
You’ll need to open one before making the transfer. See our cash ISAs.

If you already have a Nationwide cash ISA to transfer into
You can do this:

Check if your ISA manager lets you transfer online. If not, please visit us in your nearest branch.

You can transfer all or some of the money from your cash ISA. You can also choose to close the account you’re transferring from and make sure any unpaid interest is also transferred to your new Nationwide cash ISA.

You’ll need to transfer in a branch if you have

  • a BFPO address
  • Power of Attorney and are transferring an ISA on behalf of someone else

What you need for the transfer

  • your Nationwide cash ISA account number
  • your National Insurance number
  • the account details of the cash ISA you’re transferring to us

Close and move the money into another Nationwide account

Just so you know, if you’re looking to open a new cash ISA with us, you can close your current Nationwide ISA at the same time. Take a look at our ISAs to start.

Close on our Internet Bank

You can easily close your Nationwide cash ISA and move the money into another Nationwide account you have with us. Just log in and use the closure form.

Keep in mind: if you have a BFPO address or have been granted Power of Attorney, you’ll need to visit a branch or request an application pack.

Close in a Nationwide branch

Just remember to bring some ID and your Nationwide cash ISA account number.

Close and move the money to a cash ISA with another manager

You’ll need to speak to your new manager, who will be able to arrange the transfer for you.

If they ask for your Nationwide ISA details, use these:

  • Account number: 33333334
  • Sort code: 070093
  • Your roll/reference number

Your roll/reference number looks like this: 1234/123456789. You can find it:

  • printed on the inside cover of your passbook
  • when you log in to the Internet Bank
  • or for Fixed Rate ISAs, on the front of the certificate you received when you opened your account.

Close and move the money to a non-ISA account with another manager

This depends on whether you have a Nationwide current account.

If you have a Nationwide current account

Use the closure form on our Internet Bank to close your ISA and move the money into your current account. You can then move the money to the account you have with another manager.

If you don’t have a Nationwide current account

You’ll need to close your ISA in a Nationwide branch.

Remember to bring some ID and your Nationwide cash ISA account number.

Any money in your ISA will be sent to your registered address by cheque.

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