Friends with £500 benefits

4 February 2014

So no-one told you things were gonna be this way…dum dum dum..your jobs a joke, you’re broke, but NATIONWIDE IS GIVING AWAY FREE MONEY, so get yourself down there now, because if you recommend it to a friend they’ll give you and your pal £50! Result!


Yes, the building society has just launched their Refer a Friend scheme, which will give you £50 for every mate who switches their current account to Nationwide. You can refer up to 10 friends, which means that you could be £500 better off, which will make you more popular, and then maybe girls will talk to you.

The scheme comes 6 months after the new switching rules that made it easier and quicker to change banks – intended to end the monopoly of the big high street behemoths. But Nationwide aren’t the only place to offer a new incentive. At the moment, if you switch to the beleaguered Co-op, you’ll get £100 and £25 to a charity of your choice.

But Nationwide are the first financial services business to offer a refer a friend scheme. Nationwide’s head of current accounts, Phil Smith, said:

‘Word of mouth is valuable to us as it shows that our customers are pleased with the products and service we offer and that they are willing to recommend us to their friends and family. There are a number of switching offers on the market, but ours is the only one that rewards existing customers as well as new customers.'

Just one question, though. If you haven’t got any friends, will they accept imaginary ones?


  • Gherkin M.
    Please ditch the trolley in a ditch
  • shiftynifty
    Hi Lucy ....wanna be a friend with benefits!!

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