IMPORTANT: Our Savings General Terms and Conditions, which apply to this product, are changing. The changes will apply from 1 May 2018. Please follow the relevant terms and conditions links on this page to see a summary of the changes.

In addition to the Savings General Terms and Conditions, the following conditions apply to Direct Saver. If there is a conflict between the general conditions and these Direct Saver conditions, the Direct Saver conditions will take priority.

Account holding and ownership

  1. You must be aged 18 or over to hold the account.
  2. The account can have a maximum of two joint account holders.
  3. The minimum balance on the account is £1.
  4. The maximum balance on the account is £2 million.


  1. Interest is calculated daily and paid annually on 31 August and on closure.
  2. Interest can be paid either into the account, a Nationwide current or savings account (excluding Regular Savings or Flexclusive Regular Saver), or a current account with another bank or building society.
  3. We will calculate interest on each whole pound in the account.
  4. The interest rate payable on the account is variable and based on the balance in your account.

Operating the account

  1. Cash deposits are not allowed. All cheques paid into the account must be in Sterling.
  2. A statement will be sent to you in September each year.

Taking money out

  1. You can withdraw any available funds in the account without notice or loss of interest.
  2. The minimum withdrawal amount is £1.
  3. Automated withdrawals can be made to a current account with us or any other provider as pre-chosen by you, or to a Nationwide savings account on specific request (subject to the terms and conditions of that account). Withdrawals will take three to five working days, from the receipt of your withdrawal instructions, to reach an account with another provider. On joint accounts, any change to the detail of the pre-chosen account shown on the application must be made jointly.
  4. Cheque, CHAPS and SWIFT withdrawals will not be available.
  5. Any requests for withdrawals by post must be made using the envelopes and stationery provided or addressed to Nationwide Building Society, Nationwide House, PO Box 1010, Swindon, SN38 1BD. You must quote your account number on all correspondence. Failure to do so may result in delays.
  6. We aim to process all instructions received by 12 noon on any working day (excluding weekends and bank holidays) on the day of receipt. We will use first class post but this does not guarantee next day delivery. We will not be liable for delays due to circumstances outside our control including postal delays.
  7. On closure of the account, the balance may be transferred to another Nationwide account or a cheque for the balance can be issued. Transfers to an account with another organisation are not allowed.
  8. We will only write to you at the address registered on our records.
  9. The account cannot be opened or operated through any of our branches.
  10. You must phone us or tell your local branch to place a stop on a cheque, if lost or stolen. We reserve the right to refuse to place a stop on a cheque and may request a specific form of indemnity to be completed by you.
  11. We have complete discretion as to whether and on what terms we will accept instructions by fax and email (except from registered Nationwide Internet Banking users) in relation to your account.