Useful travel information

Don't leave home without us

This handy guide has all the essentials you need to know before you set off and while you're away – plus our emergency numbers, just in case.

Before you go – make sure we’ve got your most up-to-date mobile number

We want your trip to be as hassle-free as possible, so to help with this (and to ensure your money is safe) we are constantly monitoring your transactions using our fraud detection systems.

It's important we have your most up-to-date mobile number, to make sure we can reach you. If we do notice any suspicious activity on your account, we’ll text, or call to ask if you’re aware of the transaction.

Find out more about our automated text alerts, and what numbers we’ll use to contact you.

Buying travel insurance? You may already be covered

If you're a FlexPlus or FlexAccount customer, you may already have travel insurance. Just take a moment to check you're covered before heading off.

FlexAccount (existing policy holders only)

FlexAccount members who applied for travel insurance before 15 December 2016 will have access to free European travel cover. 

Top money tips, while you're away

Discover the cheapest way to withdraw money and pay for things while you're abroad.


Find out if you can use your cards to withdraw cash abroad, and daily limits.


Some cards cost more to use abroad. Check fees and charges before you travel.


Should you use sterling when paying for things abroad, and other travel FAQs.

Please note: We don’t sell travel money or dispense foreign currency at our ATMs. Check our fees and charges page for information about using your Nationwide cards abroad.

Remember, we're never far away

Take a note of our emergency numbers, just in case you need us while you're abroad.

Which Nationwide products give you access to travel benefits?


The FlexPlus current account comes with worldwide family travel insurance and commission-free cash withdrawals while you're away, all for just £13 a month.


Exclusively available to our main current account customers*, the Select Credit Card offers commission-free purchases when you're abroad.

15.9% APR representative (variable).


If you applied for your FlexAccount current account before 15 December 2016, the FlexAccount gives you access to free European travel insurance. Check if you're eligible.

* Eligibility criteria apply. Minimum age 18, subject to status.

Emergency numbers

Fees and charges

Important Travel Information