Nationwide Building Society announces high street location for new branch in Glastonbury

2 February 2017

Nationwide Building Society today announces that its new Glastonbury branch will be located at 3 High Street. Work will now begin on designing the branch, which is expected to open by summer this year.

Commenting on the announcement, Graeme Hughes, Nationwide’s Distribution Director, said, “We knew from listening to the local community that a branch on the high street was important, so we are delighted to have secured such a prestigious building in the heart of the town. Today marks another step in our journey to bring financial services back to the people of Glastonbury and we will continue to engage with the town as plans for the branch unfold.”

The spacious building, which is Grade II listed, will feature a range of services, including the latest Nationwide NOW* technology. The branch will be led by recently appointed Branch Manager, Phil Goodridge-Reynolds, together with his newly recruited team, all of whom are from Somerset.

The Society continues to visit Glastonbury on a regular basis, inviting the community to come and meet the team, talk about the products and services that are important to them and to learn what being a member of Nationwide Building Society means. The next scheduled community event will be at the Town Hall on 4 February 2017 between 10am – 1pm.

Notes to Editors

Nationwide Building Society announced on 18 November 2016 that, following a public consultation with the local community, it would open a branch in Glastonbury in the first half of 2017. Over 1,000 residents indicated that they would be willing in principle to open a Nationwide account to support the Society’s investment in the branch.

Opening in the heart of the town by summer 2017, the branch will see the return of a financial services provider to the area. The branch will combine the very latest in new technology coupled with the very best customer service, delivered by Nationwide colleagues who will be on hand to provide advice and support to its members.

*About Nationwide NOW

Nationwide NOW is the Society’s high definition video link, connecting customers in branch with Nationwide financial consultants around the country. The facility allows customers to complete mortgage applications and attend financial planning appointments at a time that suits them, without having to wait for an in-branch consultation.

About Nationwide

Nationwide is the world's largest building society as well as one of the largest savings providers and a top-three provider of mortgages in the UK. It is also a major provider of current accounts, credit cards, ISAs and personal loans. Nationwide has around 15 million customers.

Customers can manage their finances in a branch, via the mobile app, on the telephone, internet and post. The Society has around 18,000 employees. Nationwide's head office is in Swindon with administration centres based in Northampton, Bournemouth and Dunfermline. The Society also has a number of call centres across the UK.

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