You'll need to have been self-employed in the UK for a minimum of two years, and you'll need to supply us with your accountant's name, address, contact telephone number and email address. We'll request an Accountant's Certificate directly from them.
As an alternative to supplying an Accountant's Certificate, or if you don’t have an accountant we’ll need to see your last two years' HMRC tax calculations, and two years' HMRC Tax Year Overviews showing full payment of tax.
Tax calculations and the Tax Year Overviews can be printed from your online account. If you don't have an online account, you can contact the HMRC directly.
If you're a fixed-term contractor and have been invoicing through your own limited company for 1-2 years, we may treat you as an employed fixed-term contractor. If you've been a fixed-term contractor for 2 years or more, you'll be treated either as an employed FTC, or self-employed.
If you're a Nationwide member and fall outside these criteria, please call us on 0800 30 20 10.