- Customers subscribe and receive status updates on planned and unplanned interruptions in their services
- No need for members to keep checking back
- Progress updates provided
- Reduced unnecessary calls into the contact centre
A digital-first future
Established in 1846 and renamed in 1970, Nationwide Building Society is now the world’s largest mutual financial institution, with a heritage, culture and ethos that remain unique and built on the solid foundation of mutuality. Despite undergoing significant transformation over the years, Nationwide’s focus has remained constant: providing high-quality customer service and staying committed to its members.
However, the firm faced a common problem in today’s growing digital-first era: how to engage members during maintenance to its online services and proactively provide regular updates to those affected. In essence, it needed to communicate with its customers in the event of unplanned or planned interruptions in service, to provide a positive overall customer experience.
Dialling up customer communications
As a solution, Nationwide chose Netcall’s Liberty Create. This enabled developers to design, build and deploy the digital banking resilience app Notify Me to allow customers to subscribe and receive status updates on planned and unplanned interruptions in their services.
With Notify Me, members receive notifications when a service is available again, such as when maintenance ends. By providing the option to subscribe to such alerts, members do not have to keep checking to see if the service is available, and instead can receive timely updates straight to their phone. Subscribers are also able to receive progress updates on planned maintenance. With the introduction of this service, Nationwide has been able to reduce unnecessary calls into their contact centre.
All of this has been done taking full advantage of low-code and its ability to create apps ten times faster than having to start to code a solution from scratch. Support staff also have more time to deal with more complex member queries, enabling Nationwide to continue as a leading British financial services provider. Create has also simplified tasks for the Enterprise Command Centre IT team.
Since implementing Netcall’s low-code technology, Nationwide has deployed many highly successful systems, including mortgages, ISAs, bereavements and specialist support designed to help members during difficult times. By doing so, it has achieved significant efficiency gains and cost savings across a range of operations. Crucially, the building society has achieved excellent customer satisfaction ratings across these services and successfully responded to the needs of today’s members.Read how other areas of Nationwide are benefiting from Liberty Create
We have received excellent support from the Netcall team, whose agile approach to application development has enabled us to improve the experience of our members. Adopting Netcall’s low-code solution allowed us to build the Notify Me App, which we use to engage with our members during disruptions to service. By allowing them to receive a text alert when a service is back, we avoid the inconvenience of them having to keep checking our website or app; and reduce calls in to our contact centres.