If you have made a payment incorrectly and have been unable to resolve this direct with the receiver, you need to either telephone Nationwide Direct or visit any Nationwide branch and we will attempt to recover the funds, however there is no guarantee that this will be possible.
Nationwide subscribes to the Payments UK's Code of Best Practice: Misdirected Payments. For Nationwide customers this means that once you inform us that an electronic payment (made via Bacs or Faster Payment) has been made in error, within two working days we will contact the receiving bank in order to try and recover the funds. The receiving bank then has a further 18 days to respond to the request to return funds (20 days in total). Once a response is received from the receiving bank we will notify you of the outcome of the investigation.
If funds cannot be recovered we will include information in our notification to you on the options you have available.