About us

Discover more about Nationwide and what makes us different.

Our history

A story of everyday people, helping everyday people.

Our story began way back in 19th century, when everyday life for many people was tough.

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Responsible business for mutual good

We’re a building society, or mutual, owned by our members. Guided by our social purpose, we're committed to making positive impacts for our members, their communities, and the environment.

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How we’re building a better society

We’re guided by a social purpose and aim to make our communities better places to live. We donate at least 1% of pre-tax profits to charitable causes.

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Key measures of our financial strength

We publish our results and financial records dating back over 10 years.

Our strong credit ratings and 100 years of profitability will help give you the peace of mind that when you save with us, your money is safe and secure.

See our results and accounts  See our credit ratings table

Our Common Equity Tier 1 ratio (CET1) and our leverage ratio are key measures of our financial strength.

Common Equity Tier 1 ratio

2018 2019 2020 2021
30.5% 32.4% 31.9% 36.4%

UK Leverage ratio

2018 2019 2020 2021
4.9% 4.9% 4.7% 5.4%

Source: Nationwide Annual Reporting Accounts 2020/21