Nationwide realised that working classes found it hard to get credit and find secure, comfortable, and long-term personal loans.
It is at this point that the idea of a mutual society was born. It enabled ordinary, working class people to save & borrow money for land and materials that was to be used to build their own homes and this is our proud heritage. The most important feature is that this is built first and foremost on the needs of the people.
World’s largest mutual financial institute
Since various mergers, we are now the now the world’s largest mutual financial institution, the UK’s second largest mortgage provider, and one of the UK’s largest savings providers. What makes our services so popular? The fact that we have a heritage, culture and ethos that remain unique and a solid business foundation is why we are a popular choice among consumers.
Committed to our members
One thing has not changed since our establishment decades ago. We have remained solid, stable and dependable. Nationwide is committed to doing the right thing by our members, and committed to our mutual heritage.
Simple and easy personal loans
Members are able to borrow from £1,000 to £25,000 over a one to seven year repayment period with fixed monthly payments. There are no fees charged for setting up your personal loan.
Funds transferred in 2 hours
With a Nationwide Current Account, the funds will normally be available within two hours. We aim to deliver in the shortest possible time and believe there is no need for our members to wait on the personal funds they require.
No hidden or early repayment fees
There are no fees for setting up your personal loan or early repayment. As we are committed to our customers, we keep our personal loans as affordable as possible.
What Nationwide can offer you
Members are able to apply for a personal loan from Nationwide.
In order to be a member you are required to current account, mortgage or savings account with us. Should you apply for a joint loan, only one of you needs to be a member.
Affordable personal loans
Our personal loans serve many purposes such as getting your finances under control, replacing your car or make some home improvements.
We offer members a no-obligation quote and an instant online decision. Members with a main current account get rates at least 1% APR lower than equivalent rates for all other members.
A low loan rate
Our personal loans have a rate of just 3.4% APR representative (fixed) on unsecured loans from £7,500 to £14,999 with a repayment term of one to five years for our main current account customers.
An instant online decision
Applying for a Nationwide personal loan is as easy as taking a few minutes of your time to complete the loan application process and in most cases you will receive an instant online decision.
Get 1% lower loan rates
The most affordable rates in the industry is entirely reserved for our main current account customers, who pay at least 1% APR less on the same loan than any of our other customers.
A no obligation quote
You are able to apply for a no obligation quote that will not affect your credit rating.
In a Nutshell
- Average processing time 2 hours
- Online application
- In-store application
- Unsecured loan option
- Early repayment
Three easy ways to apply for a Nationwide personal loan
Members who have a current account, mortgage or savings account with us are able to apply for a personal loan.
How can you apply for a personal loan?
We offer three easy methods of applying for a personal loan with Nationwide.
1. ONLINE - Apply online for a convenient option all-round.
2. BY PHONE - Should you wish to apply over the phone, our consultants will be happy to assist you.
3. IN-BRANCH - Visit one of our branches to apply in store and receive professional, personalised customer service.
Requirements to apply for a personal loan
- Be a member of Nationwide Building Society
- Be aged 18 to 79
- Have a net monthly income of £700+
- Live at the same address if applying for a joint loan
- Have the right to live and work in the UK for the term of the loan
- Not have missed three or more credit commitments in the last 12 months
- You are also required to not currently be declared bankrupt, have a County Court Judgement against their name or be subject to an IVA
All members welcome to apply
Nationwide members who have a current account, mortgage or savings account with us are able to apply for one of our competitive personal loans. It enables you to make your dreams a reality in the most affordable way possible.
Eligibility & Requirements
- Stable address history
- 18 years or older
- UK resident
- Employed full-time
- Credit check
- Good credit history
- Active UK bank account
- Active email address
- Employer to confirm employment
- Proof of address
Other Products & Services
- Personal Loans
Customer Reviews & Testimonials
They really do tender to the working class. Thanks to them I was able to get the funds I needed at an affordable rate that doesn't leave me broke paying it off.
— Norwich —
Very low interest rates and quick payout. Just what was promised and what I needed!
— Newcastle —
Find us here
289 High Holborn, London
- Monday 08:30 – 16:30
- Tuesday 08:30 – 16:30
- Wednesday 08:30 – 16:30
- Thursday 09:00 – 16:30
- Friday 08:30 – 16:30
- Saturday – Closed
- Sunday – Closed
Get in contact
- +44 800 554 0230
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