Tuesday Mar 11
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@AskNationwide goes 24/7; overhauls Web presence
Nationwide Building Society has become the first high street financial services provider in the UK to offer its customers 24/7 Twitter coverage, answering their questions and queries, as well as providing customer service information and support around-the-clock.
UPDATE 1-Nationwide blazes sterling AT1 path
Nationwide Building Society has been deluged with over GBP9bn worth of demand for the first sterling-denominated Additional Tier 1 bond, showing the depth of the sterling market for UK names and offering hope that European financials can diversify into new currencies.
Nationwide Building Society announced as best bank or building society to work for
It was named 11th in the Sunday Times' list of the Top 25 Big Companies, announced at the 2014 Best Companies to work for celebration in London.
House price rises at four-year high
House prices rose by 0.6% in February, a 9.4% increase on the same month in 2013, according to the Nationwide Building Society.
Nationwide plans first ever sterling AT1 capital debt issue
Nationwide Building Society is considering issuing the first sterling-denominated Additional Tier 1 capital bond, after it hired a group of banks to manage an investor roadshow ahead of the possible transaction, said one of the lead managers on Thursday.
New protection director for Aegon UK
The move follows the departure of previous protection director John Wilkinson, who joined from Nationwide Building Society in June.
Nationwide debit card customers report transactions being blocked
A number of irate customers have posted their despair of having card payments declined on social media website Twitter and the nation's largest building society confirmed it was working to fix the technical issue.
The Northern Echo
Building Society aims to help tackle numeracy skills gap
A SURVEY has found that more than 40 per cent of young people in the North-East couldn't check whether they had been given the right change.
Mail on Sunday
Sums that stump half of teenagers: Youngsters are so bad at maths...
Sums that stump half of teenagers: Youngsters are so bad at maths they cannot work out if they have been given the correct change in shops More than half of teenagers cannot work out if they have been given the correct change in shops due to their appalling grasp of maths, a new survey reveals.