Nationwide’s Swindon Regent Street branch opens its doors

28 March 2018

Nationwide Building Society has today announced the opening of its extensively refurbished branch at 47-48 Regent Street in Swindon. The branch opens on 3 April, and the Society is relocating customers and staff from its branch on The Parade to the updated site. An official opening will take place on 7 April.

The existing branch feels bigger, with an informal layout that allows members to do their banking in a way that suits them best – whether it’s using the open plan seating area or having a quiet chat in one of the private pods. It also features a community area for members to enjoy, with news about volunteering, a noticeboard for messages and colouring-in to entertain young children.

Members will also have access to the latest technology, including free wi-fi, access to Nationwide’s Internet Bank via iPads, and Nationwide Now technology1, the Society’s high-definition video link providing access to specialist advisers.

Mandy Beech, Branch Director at Nationwide Building Society, said, “We have listened to the feedback from our customers in Swindon about what they wanted from their local branch and we have acted by creating a more spacious branch, with enhanced benefits for customers. The branch will feature Nationwide’s brand new 4C design concept; convenience, conversation, consultation, and community focus which will help us to serve our communities better.”

“We continue to invest in our network, to ensure each branch we have across the country can help, support and advise the millions of members who choose to visit us every day. Our branches and the people within them remain core to the service we provide. We understand that some of our members like interacting face-to-face with our people, that’s why we’re rolling out new formats, with larger areas for open plan meetings, private pods for those who prefer more privacy, and technology such as tablets for a greater degree of self-service.”

Nationwide Regent Street branch

The branch, at 47-48 Regent Street, contains all the latest innovations Nationwide offers to customers including Nationwide NOW, together with the personal service so many value in an increasingly digital age. The branch will also benefit from Nationwide Radio, a station specifically set up for Society’s branch network having received positive feedback from members.

Notes to editors:

1 Nationwide NOW is the Society’s pioneering service which gives customers access to a range of Nationwide financial consultants via a high definition video link. For more information visit: nationwide.co.uk/nationwide-now.

4C Experience explained
We love our members to feel at home in branch. We want them to be able to do what they came in for, but feel like they can stay a little longer if they choose. So we’ve created an experience that we call 4C, with four areas, each with a different name and purpose:

Convenience
For members who might be in a rush. This area lets you do things quickly and easily, like using the cash machine or speaking to one of our team at the counters.

Conversation
This is where we’re on hand if you need a little guidance, help with your digital banking or you just fancy a chat.

Consultation
Speak to one of our experts in a little more privacy. Choose an open plan meeting room or a private pod. It’s up to you.

Community
Have a coffee and read a book while your little ones do some colouring in. Or take a look at our history and what we’ve been up to in your local community. This space is all about you.


Opening hours:
Monday 09:00-17:00
Tuesday 09:00-17:00
Wednesday 09:30-17:00
Thursday 09:00-19:00 (17:00 -19:00 for appointments only)
Friday 09:00-17:00
Saturday 09:00-15:00
Sunday Closed

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.

Please note: If you are a customer looking for information on our products and services, please visit the main website.