Same issue that the verify by visa seems to stop everything when using over internet meaning having to phone in. I think it has something to do with nationwide having no password option available yet other visa cards you have from other suppliets requiring them to be used. Looks like visa profile all your cards against a single profile, so maybe a coding error somewhere causes this. Nationwide have no idea why but it's infuriating.
Also have this card but never knew it was fee free abroad! (embarrassed) Been using my Halifax Clarity card for that. At least i have a choice of the 2 now. Never had a problem with this card either i might add.
i have this card and have had the same problem as many others have reported, i tried to pay for a rental car over the phone and it was declined so ended up having to use another credit card. a couple of minutes later i received a text asking if i had tried making a transaction by which time it was way to late.
They have been hoping I'll swap my Nationwide gold credit card to this one. The gold card product was discontinued in 2012, but still they keep providing the card.
Lloyds or post office card- 24 months/ no fees foreign transactions