Made the switch from Nationwide


#1

My name is David Sinfield I live in Belfast Northern Ireland and I made the switch from nationwide building society to starling…I am a costumer IE dressing up as a superhero and comic book characters. I hope you are all well…


#2

Welcome to the best bank in the world…


#3

Congratulations on your Switch to Starling and welcome to the forums! You’ve found the best place to share ideas and talk with like-minded people about all things Starling.

We’re glad to have you :slight_smile:


#4

May I ask what made you switch? I have Nationwide and thought their benefits package (Travel insurance, mobile phone insurance, and breakdown cover) to be pretty good.


#5

I have what I would describe as a ‘soft switch’ - I use everything I can through the Starling app, anything I can’t do (or in this case also the Insurance), I do through Nationwide. That way, everything is covered.


#6

I also switched from nationwide. The main reason being was their banking app. I was soooo tired of being able to see money being taken from my account but not knowing what for until 3 days later. (Like if my wife spent money and forgot). With Nationwide app you cant control your card like Starling. You don’t get charts of what your partner has spent. I love that Starling gives me advanced notice of what direct debits will come out. And Starlings goals feature is awesome! Try and do that with a nationwide account!


#7

Don’t you miss benefits such as car breakdown cover, mobile phone insurance, holiday insurance etc? Seemed like quite a decent package for a small monthly fee with Nationwide?


#8

for £13 there is no better insurance package and reason enough to keep the FlexPlus open :wink:


#9

i only had a basic cash card with nationwide so i didnt have that stuff anyway


#10

Exactly what I’ve done - I’d pay that just for the family mobile phone insurance, never mind the rest!


#11

surely the mobile phone insurance is the most important, but the family travel and breakdown are sweet too :wink: