Nationwide has announced that it is to begin rolling out a new design and new functionality to its internet banking website.
Nationwide claims it was the first financial institution to introduce an internet banking service in the UK back in 1997, and although their current online banking site has beenÂ successful, it is in need of an update.
So what is changing?
Nationwide lists the following key changes:
- A new modern user-friendly design with more interactive and intuitive navigation (see screenshots below)
- A redesigned, quicker registration process
- New ways to manage your money â€“ you can view your statements in graph or calendar formats to help you track your spending
- Simplified payments and transfers process, making it easier to manage your online payments
- More help and support â€“ guided walkthroughs of common processes, improved help text and demos.
The graphs and calendar formats sound probably the most interesting of the changes, giving Nationwide customers some simple PFM tools in their online banking.
View your Nationwide accounts:
Access and edit your internet banking settings:
View and apply for new Nationwide products:
View any quotes and applications you’ve made:
Calendar view of your transactions:
Graph your cashflow:
A breakdown of the money paid into your account:
They’re aiming to roll out the new design to all users before the end of 2011.Â Nationwide say that there are no current plans to develop dedicated mobile apps for internet banking with them, but the new site will be designed to be compatible with both smartphone and tablet web browsers, so it should still be accessible on iPhones and iPad as well as other devices.
If you’re a Nationwide customer, let us know your thoughts on the new designs in the comments below.
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