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09 Jan 2020

'Sad' and 'Bleak' top sentiments associated with high streets as Brits yearn for better days

  • 71% say high streets are vital to the community and shop there twice a week
  • However, ‘sad’ and ‘bleak’ are the top words associated with high streets
  • 72% judge an area based on its high streets and 62% say theirs has been neglected
  • Poll calls for more butchers and bakers and fewer betting and vaping shops
  • Nationwide reiterates pledge to not leave any town or city until at least May 2021

06 Jan 2020

Nationwide enhances support for members with hidden disabilities

23 branches across Sussex and Essex will pilot new approach to make people more comfortable

Nationwide Building Society is trialling a range of measures in branches to make the experience as comfortable and convenient as possible for members living with hidden disabilities.

06 Jan 2020

Brits spend £1,700 a year on office treats and meets

  • British office workers spend £1,715, including on nights out, coffees, birthdays and charity
  • Feelings of unhappiness and pressure occur when requests for money do the office rounds
  • A third borrow money from colleagues with more than one in ten not paying the money back
  • Eight in ten office workers socialise with colleagues; more than one in ten out 4-6 days a week

19 Dec 2019

Nationwide confirms participation in First-Time Buyer equity share scheme in Scotland

Nationwide Building Society will be accepting mortgage applications from those looking to participate in the Scottish Government’s first-time buyer equity share scheme, the First Home Fund, which launches today.

16 Dec 2019

New government must act on empty homes as 85,000 families will be homeless this Christmas

  • Action on Empty Homes figures show there are 226,000 vacant properties in the UK
  • Nationwide Building Society asks Government to create £185m Empty Homes Fund
  • Incentives should include Council Tax holidays for first-time buyers and tax perks for local authorities

13 Dec 2019

Product update - Triple Access Online Saver

On 13 December, Nationwide Building Society will launch a new issue of its Triple Access Online Saver/ISA.

The new rates of interest are:

  • Triple Access Online Saver – 1.10% AER/gross for 12 months
  • Triple Access Online ISA – 1.10% AER/tax-free for 12 months

05 Dec 2019

Brits let the tills ring out for Christmas as average spend hits £727 for presents and festivities

  • People spend an average of £725 at Xmas on presents, preparations and workplace festivities
  • But more than a third don’t budget at all, while 81 per cent of those who do overspend
  • Nearly one in five admitted to struggling last Christmas, with one in 20 left in significant debt

29 Nov 2019

Society updates on progress of Nationwide For Business

Assessment Period 1 (July 1st, 2019 – September 30th, 2019)

29 Nov 2019

Babies not booming as major UK savings study reveals 'Gen Z' lags behind older crowd

  • Major survey from Nationwide reveals stark contrasts in how different generations save
  • One in ten 18-34-year-olds don’t know difference between a current account and savings
  • Nationwide data shows those aged 66-75 twice as likely to have £1k savings than 18-25s
  • But younger savers more likely, and willing, to discuss finances with friends and family
  • As Black Friday arrives, Nationwide is encouraging people to start saving regularly

28 Nov 2019

Nationwide announces investment in revolutionary fintech for good platform

Nationwide Building Society today announces that it will invest in fintech for good platform Percent. Percent’s mission is to revolutionise donating money by using the latest technology to enable people to raise money for their favourite cause, via the innovative Percent App, simply by spending as they normally would.

25 Nov 2019

Nationwide launches new Member Credit Card

  • Member Credit Card offers unlimited commission-free usage worldwide
  • Card offers choice of two introductory offers: 0% on balance transfer for 18 months or a 15-month 0% offer on purchases and balance transfers
  • Only card on market to offer travel benefit and choice of interest free introductory offers

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