You'll need to have been self-employed in the UK for a minimum of 2 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 latest 2 years of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) documents, commercial software calculations or tax computation reports. These must be accompanied by an HMRC online tax year overview.
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 to 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 03457 30 20 10 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. Saturday 8.30am to 4pm. Closed Sundays and bank holidays).