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Excellent

“Money, matters”

published 17/01/2005

Excellent Internet Banking and customer service

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The Nationwide Building Society is one of the best building societies available and there must be a branch in every high street in the country with a range of services that are always expanding and the existing facilities getting better! I've had an account with Nationwide for the whole of my...

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Excellent

Cheapest way to have foreign cash and make purchas...

Without a backup source of money or payment system...

If you travel abroad and want to make the most of you holiday make sure you have a Nationwide FlexAccount. If you don’t already have one, OPEN ONE! It only takes a £1 Why? I hear you ask. Well it is the most cost efficient method of obtaining foreign currency abroad. It is also the cheapest...

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Excellent

“Smooth Runnings”

published 18/01/2003

Ease of Use, no charge foreign withdrawals, lots o...

can be a bit fiddly to set up.

I am currently travelling a lot abroad and what I needed was an account that would not charge me for foreign withdrawls from my bank account and be good when I was at home. I found that the Nationwide Flex account fitted the bill perfectly. An added bonus was that I could monitor and make...

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Excellent

No foreign exchange charges on FlexAccount debit c...

e-savings account complicated to operate

This was 2 articles until I realised that you can only have one opinion per category. Luckily I kept a copy of the old e-Savings opinion, which follows this review on using a Nationwide FlexAccount abroad. FlexAccount Foreign Exchange savings ------------------------------------ I opened a...

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Excellent

Run for the customers - See op

See op

I've held accounts with Nationwide all my life. I've always been impressed with their levels of service, and the accounts/mortgages they offer. However, recently- as they are one of the only remaining building societies, some people have stated that they'd like them to become a bank. Surely I can...

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Excellent

“Applying online”

published 05/01/2002

Flexible accounts, easy to understand, good site l...

maybe a little on the slow side when it comes to g...

Since September 2001 I’ve been the proud owner of a Nationwide ‘Flex Account’. I’d been on the lookout for a current account that gave you the option of NOT having a compulsory chequebook and overdraft, but still gave bill payment facilities such as Direct Debits, Standing Orders, an ATM card...

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Good

“Someday soon”

published 19/11/2001

Reasonable terms

They're still just after yer dosh

Carpetbagger(n) An astute investor, often of modest means, who spots brilliant investment opportunities. In recent years, the best opportunities have come from mutual building societies and insurers; opening membership accounts for as little as £100 to qualify for windfalls from the inevitable...

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Satisfactory

Only if you are a perfect customer

Long queues, mistakes...

I have been with the Nationwide Building Society for many years and they are like all money lenders brilliant when there is a lot of money in the account but shoddy when there is not. However I used my credit card for a large amount of money a few years ago and have been paying this back by...

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Super

“A FLEXible account”

published 02/11/2001

easy to apply for, efficient customer service

none found so far

At last I have managed to make a bit of money from the internet. It has taken me just over a year to find something I enjoy doing that will pay me something in return and I can now see some hard cash looming in the distance. I have finally reached and exceeded the £10 minimum payment with CIAO...

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Excellent

“NATIONWIDE BUILDING SOCIETY”

published 29/06/2005

Very friendly staff, always prepared to help

Mistakes happen freqently.

Sorry but I could not think of a witty title, so I left it very simple! I started banking with the Nationwide Building Society around 7 years ago, me and my now husband decided to open a joint account as we had been together a year by then and were ready to settle down. He already had a savings...

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Super

“Trust Is A One-Way Street”

published 05/11/2002

Competitive interest rates, handily located branch...

Strict, no moveable criteria and rules in some cas...

In my home town there aren’t all that many building societies, or rather there aren’t all that many of those things that used to be called building societies. When the day came, after having savings in TSB for about 15 years, to move my money elsewhere, I naturally wanted somewhere I...

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Excellent

Superb Online Facilites

None

Nationwides Flexaccount - the best piece of advice for a traveller is 'get one of these!' You can use ATM machines worldwide, and unlike most banks and building societies, they do not charge a fee for this service. The owner of the ATM machine reserve a right to charge a handling fee, but that is...

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Excellent

Ease of use, High interest, friendly staff offerin...

You need internet access, but if you don't already...

After realising that I was saving quite a bit of money, I thought I'd better put it somewhere where it would earn good interest, but would only need a days notice for me to get at it. And then it happened! I opened a Nationwide Flex account after seeing an advert in the papers. With one days...

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Excellent

“Exellent just exellent”

published 09/07/2009

Dencent rates of interest good customer service

The withdrawal of free foreign currancy transactio...

I have being with nationwide for well over a decade, starting with my children’s smart2save account and now hold a Flex Account as well as e-savings accounts. For that reasons this review will largely concern itself with four areas: • Flex Accounts • E –Savings & E - Bonds • Online Banking • The...

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Excellent

High intrest, online banking

No current account services - what do you expect i...

Just to add that the interest rate has gone down considerably like all other accounts. See nationwide.co.uk One of the things that has now made me go over to Natwest Only is the lack of BACS transfer and limits on withdrawl on this account. It is still a useful account for children though, I...

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