Serving our communities
It’s estimated that 10,000 shops will close in 2019, according to the Centre of Retail Research, with much emphasis put on the decline in footfall resulting from the shift to online retail.Read more
However, we believe more should be done to serve and empower communities - as a result we're investing in branches as well as the latest technology, enabling our members to benefit from both digital convenience and a human touch. Today we are committing not to leave any town or city in which Nationwide is currently based without a branch for at least two years.
“Healthy high streets are vital in keeping local communities alive. They are a major part of our history and identity - a space where we come together. We need to rediscover the sense of belonging that has served communities for centuries and as businesses we need to open out doors to people and not just customers. It’s not good enough that we succumb to the perceived inevitable and watch our local shopping centres fade away. We owe it to our communities to make ourselves relevant again,”
Joe Garner, Chief Executive of Nationwide Building SocietyRead less