Nationwide mortgages review, rates and comparison

Nationwide offers a range of fixed and variable rate mortgages that could be suitable for you with rates starting as low as 4.34%.

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98% of Nationwide customers in our 2024 customer satisfaction survey would recommend the brand to a friend
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Nationwide Building Society is the biggest building society in the world and one of the largest mortgage providers in the UK. Keen to retain the values it was founded upon, Nationwide has maintained its mutual status over a 150-year history and continues to be run for the benefit of its members.

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Name Product Initial rate Revert rate (SVR) Maximum LTV Overall cost for comparison Cashback Apply link
Nationwide BS 5 years Fixed
4.34% fixed for 5 years
7.99% variable
60%
6.7% APRC
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Nationwide BS 5 years Fixed
4.39% fixed for 5 years
7.99% variable
60%
6.7% APRC
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Nationwide BS 5 years Fixed
4.44% fixed for 5 years
7.99% variable
60%
6.7% APRC
Eligible customers can receive up to £500 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
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Nationwide BS 5 years Fixed
4.49% fixed for 5 years
7.99% variable
60%
6.7% APRC
Eligible customers can receive up to £500 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
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Nationwide BS 5 years Fixed
4.5% fixed for 5 years
7.99% variable
75%
6.7% APRC
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Nationwide BS 5 years Fixed
4.54% fixed for 5 years
7.99% variable
60%
6.8% APRC
Eligible customers can receive up to £500 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
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Nationwide BS 5 years Fixed
4.54% fixed for 5 years
7.99% variable
60%
6.8% APRC
Eligible customers can receive up to £500 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
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Nationwide BS 5 years Fixed
4.55% fixed for 5 years
7.99% variable
75%
6.7% APRC
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Nationwide BS 5 years Fixed
4.59% fixed for 5 years
7.99% variable
60%
6.8% APRC
Eligible customers can receive up to £500 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
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Nationwide BS 5 years Fixed
4.59% fixed for 5 years
7.99% variable
60%
6.8% APRC
Eligible customers can receive up to £500 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
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Name Product Initial rate Revert rate (SVR) Maximum LTV Overall cost for comparison Cashback Apply link
Nationwide BS 2 years Variable
5.35% variable (Base Rate plus 0.1% for up to 40 Years)
N/A
60%
5.6% APRC
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Nationwide BS 2 years Variable
5.39% variable (Base Rate plus 0.14% for up to 40 Years)
N/A
60%
5.6% APRC
Eligible customers can receive up to £500 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
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Nationwide BS 2 years Variable
5.39% variable (Base Rate plus 0.14% for up to 40 Years)
N/A
60%
5.6% APRC
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Nationwide BS 2 years Variable
5.4% variable (Base Rate plus 0.15% for up to 40 Years)
N/A
75%
5.6% APRC
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Nationwide BS 2 years Variable
5.44% variable (Base Rate plus 0.19% for up to 40 Years)
N/A
75%
7.8% APRC
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Nationwide BS 2 years Variable
5.44% variable (Base Rate plus 0.19% for up to 40 Years)
N/A
60%
5.6% APRC
Eligible customers can receive up to £500 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
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Nationwide BS 2 years Variable
5.5% variable (Base Rate plus 0.25% for up to 40 Years)
N/A
60%
5.7% APRC
Eligible customers can receive up to £500 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
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Nationwide BS 2 years Variable
5.5% variable (Base Rate plus 0.25% for up to 40 Years)
N/A
75%
5.7% APRC
Eligible customers can receive up to £500 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
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Name Product Initial rate Revert rate (SVR) Maximum LTV Overall cost for comparison Cashback Apply link
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Nationwide BS 5 years Fixed
4.44% fixed for 5 years
7.99% variable
60%
6.7% APRC
Eligible customers can receive up to £500 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
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Nationwide BS 5 years Fixed
4.49% fixed for 5 years
7.99% variable
60%
6.7% APRC
Eligible customers can receive up to £500 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
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CASHBACK
Nationwide BS 5 years Fixed
4.64% fixed for 5 years
7.99% variable
60%
6.7% APRC
Eligible customers can receive up to £500 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
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Nationwide BS 5 years Fixed
4.69% fixed for 5 years
7.99% variable
75%
6.8% APRC
Eligible customers can receive up to £500 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
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Nationwide BS 5 years Fixed
4.74% fixed for 5 years
7.99% variable
75%
6.8% APRC
Eligible customers can receive up to £500 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
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Nationwide BS 3 years Fixed
4.79% fixed for 3 years
7.99% variable
60%
7.4% APRC
Eligible customers can receive up to £500 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
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Nationwide BS 2 years Fixed
4.84% fixed for 2 years
7.99% variable
60%
7.7% APRC
Eligible customers can receive up to £500 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
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Nationwide BS 5 years Fixed
4.89% fixed for 5 years
7.99% variable
75%
6.9% APRC
Eligible customers can receive up to £500 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
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Name Product Initial rate Revert rate (SVR) Maximum LTV Overall cost for comparison Cashback Apply link
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Nationwide BS 5 years Fixed
4.54% fixed for 5 years
7.99% variable
60%
6.8% APRC
Eligible customers can receive up to £500 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
View details
CASHBACK
Nationwide BS 5 years Fixed
4.54% fixed for 5 years
7.99% variable
60%
6.8% APRC
Eligible customers can receive up to £500 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
View details
CASHBACK
Nationwide BS 5 years Fixed
4.59% fixed for 5 years
7.99% variable
60%
6.8% APRC
Eligible customers can receive up to £500 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
View details
CASHBACK
Nationwide BS 5 years Fixed
4.59% fixed for 5 years
7.99% variable
60%
6.8% APRC
Eligible customers can receive up to £500 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
View details
CASHBACK
Nationwide BS 5 years Fixed
4.62% fixed for 5 years
7.99% variable
75%
6.8% APRC
Eligible customers can receive up to £500 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
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CASHBACK
Nationwide BS 5 years Fixed
4.62% fixed for 5 years
7.99% variable
75%
6.8% APRC
Eligible customers can receive up to £500 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
View details
CASHBACK
Nationwide BS 5 years Fixed
4.67% fixed for 5 years
7.99% variable
75%
6.8% APRC
Eligible customers can receive up to £500 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
View details
CASHBACK
Nationwide BS 5 years Fixed
4.67% fixed for 5 years
7.99% variable
75%
6.8% APRC
Eligible customers can receive up to £500 cashback on completion. T&Cs apply.
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Overall representative example
If you borrow £178,000 mortgage over 25 years initially at 4.63% fixed for 60 months reverting to 6.99% variable for term. 60 monthly payments of £1002.56 and 240 monthly payments of £1214.16. Total amount payable £351,932.00 includes loan amount, interest of £173,552, valuation fees of £0 and product fees of £0. The overall cost for comparison is 6.2% APRC representative.
Think carefully before securing debts against your home. Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

Overview of mortgages

Initial rate types Fixed, base rate tracker
Borrower types First-time buyers, moving house, remortgaging
Mortgage amounts From £10,000 to £5,000,000
Mortgage terms From 2 to 40 years
Maximum LTV 95%
Lowest initial rate 4.34%
Longest fixed rate offer 10 years
Regions covered Great Britain, Northern Ireland
Applicant age From 18 to 75
Offers portable mortgages

What types of mortgage can I get with Nationwide Building Society?

  • Fixed rate. Your interest rate remains fixed for a set amount of time, providing certainty about the size of your monthly mortgage repayments. Nationwide offers mortgages with fixed-rate periods of 2, 3, 5 and 10 years.
  • Variable. Variable rate mortgages have an interest rate that can go up and down over the mortgage’s term.
  • Remortgages. You can switch away from your existing mortgage provider via Nationwide’s remortgage products.
  • Tracker. Your interest will shift up and down at the same rate as the Bank of England base rate.
  • Buy-to-let. This mortgage allows you to buy an additional property and let it out to tenants.
  • Let-to-buy. This mortgage allows you to remortgage your existing property, releasing equity so you can buy a new one.
  • Shared ownership. Shared ownership mortgages allow you to buy part of a property (25%–75%), then pay rent on the remaining share.
  • Interest-only. This type of mortgage lets you repay just the interest from the loan for the duration of the term. This means lower repayments, but the amount you borrowed won’t go down because you’re only paying the interest.

How to apply

You can apply online, by calling 0345 609 25 30, or by visiting a local branch. For more complex mortgage types, such as shared ownership or Help to Buy mortgages, online applications are not available.

What information is needed to apply?

You’ll need to provide proof of identity, proof of address, proof of UK residency, proof of deposit and proof of earnings.

To back this up, employees will need to provide their latest monthly payslip. If you’re paid weekly or fortnightly, or you receive bonuses or commission, you may need to provide more payslips. Self-employed applicants will need to provide at least 2 years’ worth of accounts. You may also be asked for up to 3 months’ worth of recent bank statements.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, and no older than 75 when the mortgage term is due to end.

All applicants will be subject to an affordability assessment and credit check. If you’ve suffered more than three months of mortgage arrears in the past three years, you’ll be declined. If you’ve suffered an undischarged bankruptcy, a discharged bankruptcy less than three years ago or a property repossession, you’ll be declined.

Contact information

You can make general mortgage enquiries by calling 0345 609 25 30, using the online chat service on nationwide.co.uk, or by visiting a local branch.

Nationwide mortgages customer reviews

Nationwide was the winner of Finder’s 2024 Mortgages Customer Satisfaction Awards, with 98% of Nationwide’s customers we surveyed saying they would recommend one of its mortgages. Nationwide mortgage customers in our survey were impressed with its “hassle free, helpful support”, and that it was a “go-to provider”.

On the reviews platform Trustpilot, Nationwide has a score of 1.8 out of 5 from over 5,800 reviews. However, it’s worth mentioning that most traditional banks we looked at had similarly low scores, and they are being reviewed across a huge range of products, not just mortgages.

Case Study: Rachel likes the efficiency and communication of her Nationwide mortgage

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Rachel Bates

Manchester

It’s been really good. They’ve always got back to me quite quickly. Every email or letter has been quite prompt. They don’t overload me with lots of emails and stuff I don’t need. I get 2 letters a year with the interest statements. I chose a Nationwide mortgage because it was the best buy-to-let deal at the time. I got in on a 5-year deal.

If there's one thing you'd tell a friend who's thinking of getting this, what would it be?

I’ve had no issues with them. I had to change my address, but they dealt with it very quickly. The communication is really good.

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    ShelleyAugust 7, 2018

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      JoshuaAugust 15, 2018Finder

      Hi Shelley,

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