Upgrading to a Nationwide FlexPlus account ~ debit card?

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  1. veevee

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    Want to upgrade our standard Nationwide Flex current account to a FlexPlus. When the application is successful do they issue a new debit card or do you keep the original one? Or maybe, do they issue a new card with the original number on it?

    2 reasons to ask. Our Eurotunnel Frequent Traveller account is activated with the cards we have now and more involved is we're just arranging a complex 10,000 mile trip around the USA booking this and that with our debit cards. Some items will be sensitive to the current numbers so unwilling at the moment to change our debit card.

    Thanks for any info
     
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    New cards, same numbers. We've recently done it, no problems.
    The new ones are contactless, if you don't want that you have to accept them, then take them to your nearest branch to have them changed to "normal".
     
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    Thanks Candapack, just what I needed to know. Ours are contactless already, didn't know you could ask for the old style, worth knowing.
     
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    I got a new card number
    The account number stayed the same
     
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    That's 2 opposing views on the card number so phoned Nationwide, they said ~

    They issue a new card, same account number, same sort code, different card number. From the date of opening the new account one day is used to process and post the card, 3 days allowed for delivery, which leaves 17 remaining days of the 21 days to allow for activation of the new card and the old one expiring.

    This has brought back two things about getting a replacement Nationwide debit card a year or two ago. We had 4 trips on our Eurotunnel account and used the expired debit card successfully months after it was made obsolete and replaced to check in at Eurotunnel, it was obviously only the card number their machine was interested in.
    The replacement card number was the same except for the last 4 digits and the CVC number on the back.
     
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