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16 Aug 2021

Nationwide launches new current account switching incentive and savings account exclusively for current account members

  • £125 cash reward for existing members who switch their current account to the Society
  • New members to the Society from another provider receive £100 reward
  • Launch of Flex Instant Saver – new account exclusively for current account members
  • Instant access account pays competitive 0.35%

07 Aug 2021

All work and no play for students post-lockdown as socialising goes from most to least important

  • Student priorities shift away from meeting new people to choosing the right course and career planning
  • Around two thirds of students change university plans as a result of the pandemic
  • Nearly three quarters whose parents are impacted by the pandemic say they aren’t able to help them financially
  • 84% of those funding themselves are worried about finding work
  • 98% have a back-up plan to fund university life, from student loans to credit cards and financial support
  • Nationwide’s FlexStudent account is the only fee free student current account in the market

05 Aug 2021

Nationwide Building Society Recognised For ‘Gold Standard’ Support For Armed Forces And Veterans

  • Society awarded by the Ministry of Defence for maintaining highest level of accreditation
  • Scheme recognises those doing most to support defence and armed services community
  • Nationwide one of the first financial services organisations to attain ‘Gold’ back in 2016

03 Aug 2021

Nationwide Enhances Accessibility By Issuing RNIB-Certified Recycled Cards

  • ‘Dot and notch’ cards first to display RNIB ‘Tried and Tested’ certification
  • Cards will be made from 85% recycled plastic as Society beefs up green credentials
  • Feature allows blind and partially sighted people to distinguish cards more easily
  • All Nationwide members will be issued with the new format to better aid inclusivity
  • Blind and partially sighted people given early access ahead of existing card expiry date

02 Aug 2021

Nationwide adds extra prize draw in January as members pile cash into Start to Save account

  • Additional prize draw on 24 Jan 2022 as members ramp up savings in Start to Save accounts
  • 2,756 savers won £100 in July draw with £275,600 prize pot
  • Around 319,000 Start to Save accounts opened since launch – total savings more than £135m
  • 144,000 members with less than £100 in savings previously now have more due to Start to Save
  • Young people being encouraged to save as 18-39 year-olds account for around 47% of openings

26 Jul 2021

Four major action groups launched to find new ways to tackle the UK housing crisis

  • Pandemic compounds existing issues, from rising house prices to a growing divide between owners and renters
  • Nationwide Building Society takes broad approach by working across sectors and industries to find solutions
  • Society joins raft of respected organisations and experts in housing, from Barratt Developments to Shelter
  • Action groups aim to help find solutions to issues around housing affordability, accessibility and sustainability

23 Jul 2021

Difficult journey to home ownership exacerbated by the impact of the pandemic

  • 63 per cent of people say the UK has a housing crisis, rising to 71 per cent of private renters
  • A quarter of renters say pandemic has made it less likely they will be able to buy their own home
  • 68 per cent of renters don’t think they will ever be able to afford a home to buy
  • 57 per cent of households are now homeowners, down from 64 per cent in 2003
  • Nationwide & Ipsos MORI research forms part of comprehensive ‘Future of Home’ report launching on Monday

22 Jul 2021

Nationwide Building Society Results of AGM and Board changes

The results of the voting at Nationwide Building Society's Annual General Meeting (AGM) held today, Thursday 22 July 2021, at Nationwide House, Pipers Way, Swindon, SN38 1NW.

22 Jul 2021

Easing of restrictions sees loosening of purse strings as Brits begin to return to spending ways

  • Nationwide’s Spending Report shows total number of transactions made in Q2 up 20% on Q1
  • Non-essential spending up 60%, boosted by holidays, eating/drinking out, gardening & leisure
  • £133.7 million spent on charities between April and June – 16% up on the first 3 months of 2021
  • Contactless boom continues: mobile payments up 70% on the first quarter of the year
  • Travelling again: spend on taxis above pre-pandemic levels; public transport spend still down

21 Jul 2021

Nationwide partners with OpenWrks to help support members facing financial difficulty

Nationwide is partnering with OpenWrks, a UK based provider of open banking applications, to help members facing financial difficulty.

20 Jul 2021

Nationwide launches sub-1% five-year fixed mortgage as it cuts rates by up to 0.40%

  • Five-year fixed at 60% LTV at 0.99% with £1,499 fee – available to home movers and remortgages
  • Society gives further choice to homebuyers with introduction of new three-year fixed rate range with rates aligned to Society’s two-year products
  • Selected two and five-year fixed rate products for home movers, first-time buyers and those remortgaging reduced by up to 0.40%

15 Jul 2021

Energy bills would need to rise by £56 a month before average Brit invests in making home greener

 

  • Research from Nationwide highlights interest in green but lack of knowledge or action
  • Urgent need to green homes – despite half of Brits saying they are environmentally friendly
  • 53% don’t know what CO2 means, 75% what net-zero means and 90% what EPC means
  • Nationwide’s £1 billion loan fund is available for borrowers to green their homes

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