Nationwide makes it easier to change banks

03 March 2004
A new service has been launched by Nationwide to make changing current accounts easier.

Nationwide decided to create its Switch Pack after a survey showed five million people plan to switch their current accounts within the next few years.

Consumers using the pack produce their old account's sort code and number and let Nationwide swap the accounts, leaving just salary payment to be arranged by the customer.

Stuart Bernau, Nationwide's executive director, said: "If people are looking to save money on their day to day finances, switching current account has never been easier. At Nationwide it's really straightforward to switch accounts. You can do it in just 10 minutes and get a great deal."

The move is part of the company's plan to ensure customers get the best financial deal by making current account switching not only easy to do but less time-consuming.