Improve your website browsing experience

Making adjustments to your device or browser can help improve your experience.

AbilityNet and the Web Accessibility Initiative offer practical tips based on your needs. These include adjusting audio, enlarging text or helping with specific symptoms like hand tremors or conditions like dyslexia. You also have the option to translate our pages into British Sign Language with Signly.

Customise your device

AbilityNet offers simple 'how to' guides to help make your device easier to use. The step by step instructions explain how to adapt your phone, computer or tablet to meet your needs.

You can filter by impairment, adjustment, condition or symptom.

Find guides on AbilityNet (opens in a new window)

Improve your website experience

If you're finding it difficult to interpret text, click controls or access audio and videos, you can adjust your computer to improve your web browsing experience.

Web Accessibility Initiative offer resources to help you customise your website browser and computer setup.

Find out how to customise your computer (opens in a new window)


Contact us

If you haven't found what you needed on our website, please get in touch in a way that you prefer.

We don't have a dedicated email address but here are the ways you can contact us:


Speak to a member of our team: 

Monday to Saturday 8am to 8pm, and Sunday 9am to 5pm.

Relay UK

Used to be known as Text Relay. Offers confidential text-to-speech and speech-to-text services for those who struggle to use the phone.

You'll need the Relay UK app or a textphone. Dial 18001 followed by the Nationwide number you want to call. The opening hours will be next to the number.

Using SignVideo

Use SignVideo to make British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted calls with a qualified and registered (NRCPD/SASLI) interpreter.

Monday to Saturday, 8am to 9pm.
Sunday, 9am to 5pm.

Visit us in branch

Prefer to speak in person? Our colleagues in branch are always here to help you.

Live chat

Speak to Arti, our virtual assistant.

Opening times
Monday to Sunday, 8am to 7.45pm
Closed bank holidays

To start a chat, visit our Contact us section and select the Chat with us button at the end of the page.

Can't find the Chat with us button?

This could be because it's outside the opening times or your browser's privacy settings are stopping it from loading. Try changing your settings or using a different browser or device.

Working with the Digital Accessibility Centre

We work with the Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC) (opens in a new window) to check that our website and app are accessible for all members.

DAC reviews us annually, ensuring parts of our website are tested by people with a range of disabilities. Our most recent accreditation was awarded in January 2024 showing that our website can be used and understood by most people.

We’re aware of an issue with the 'Chat with us' button in our Live Chat virtual assistant that may make it more difficult to access if you're using an increased text size or text spacing in your browser. This should be fixed by August 2024.

How we improve our online accessibility

We want all of our members to find our online services easy to use.

To do that, we aim to make our website as accessible as possible, so it's user-friendly for everyone. This means that we:

  • Meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 Level AA standard
  • Test our online services with users with a range of abilities
  • Make sure our website and Banking app work with commonly used assistive technologies including speech recognition tools, screen readers and screen magnifiers
  • Tell you how big the file size is when showing information in PDF format
  • Explain when a website link will open in a new window of your browser
  • Use alternative text to describe what our non-decorative images are showing
  • Use strong colour contrasts so text is always easy to read
  • Write in plain English and explain technical terms when we have to use them

Think we could improve?

If you couldn’t find what you needed or think something could be better, please get in touch. Your feedback will help us to improve our online services so they are accessible to more people.

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