Our Building Society was founded 135 years ago with a social purpose - to help our members achieve things together they couldn’t achieve alone. Motivated by our social purpose, people remain at the very heart of everything we do. As a mutual, we are owned by and run for our 15.9 million members and they trust us to run their business responsibly, efficiently and ethically.
Nationwide’s principle business activities are in providing mortgages, savings and retail banking services to our members.
Nationwide employs almost 18,000 colleagues and we have more than 650 branches. Our headquarters are in Swindon and there are 20 other operational sites around the UK.
Nationwide works with approximately 1200 suppliers, providing a range of goods and professional services. These goods and services are mainly provided from the UK, Europe and North America.
Nationwide has a number of subsidiaries providing services as part of its wider business. These include Derbyshire Home Loans Limited, E-Mex Home Funding Limited, Nationwide Syndications Limited, The Mortgage Works (UK) plc and UCB Home Loans Corporation Limited. A full list of Nationwide’s subsidiaries can be found in our Annual Report and Accounts.
As a member of Nationwide’s group, each subsidiary relies on its parent, Nationwide, for the infrastructure and resources it needs to carry on its business. This includes providing or acquiring all the goods and services, IT and other technology a subsidiary needs to run its business. It also includes providing staff. Nationwide does this for each member of the Nationwide group. No subsidiary sources goods and services for itself. Instead they rely on Nationwide’s activities for the wider group. Each subsidiary’s supply chains are, effectively, Nationwide’s supply chains.
Nationwide has an inherent duty to be responsible with our members’ money, in the products and services we offer, in how we engage with our employees, in how we manage our wider social and environmental impact. PRIDE is a statement of the culture, values and principles we strive to live by. It’s about how we treat our members and each other. We want people to experience being a part of the community at Nationwide, whether as a colleague, a member, a supplier, an investor, a regulator or a visitor to our Society.
Our PRIDE statements are:
- putting our members and their money ﬁrst
- rising to the challenge
- inspiring trust
- doing the right thing in the right way
- excelling at relationships
You can find out more about Nationwide, its subsidiaries and the structure of the Nationwide group in Nationwide’s Annual Report and Accounts. These are available online at nationwide.co.uk/about/corporate-information/results-and-accounts.