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One of the UK’s largest savings organisations

Benefitting the public and the public purse

NS&I is one of the largest savings organisations in the UK with 25 million customers and more than £179 billion invested.

NS&I is both a government department and an Executive Agency of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Our origins can be traced back over 150 years to 1861.

When customers invest in NS&I products, they are lending to the Government, which goes towards the public purse. In return, the Government pays interest, or prizes for Premium Bonds. We offer 100% security on all deposits.

Our performance

In 2019/2020

99.8

Availability of online customer services

96.4

Incoming customer interactions with us via digital channels (online and telephone)

6.9p

Administration cost per £100 of funds held by NS&I

175,000

Help to Save accounts opened

Performance in 2019/2020

End-year 2019-20

NS&I delivered £11.6 billion of Net Financing in 2019-20. This was against a whole year target of £11 billion (+ / - £3 billion).



Inspiring a stronger savings culture

This was the second year of our strategy, Inspire & Invest. Here you can see our performance as well as the progress we’ve made towards each of our six strategic aims.

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Latest news

NS&I ANNUAL REPORT 2019-20

NS&I delivered £11.6 billion of Net Financing to the Government in 2019-20 and in total, met 9 out of 11 of its Service Delivery Measures (SDMs). Attracting younger savers : NS&I has increased the number of its active customers under the age of 16 by more than 90,000. Premium Bonds : more than 94,000 customers have invested at the new minimum investment amount of £25 since it was lowered from £100 in February 2019. Business- to-business services :

Latest research

NS&I research shows that Generation Rent struggle to save, but not for want of trying

  • Nearly half (48%) of all young adults (18-34 age brackets) said a lack of disposable income affected their ability to save.
  • Three quarters of 18-24 and 63% of 25-34 year olds cut on spending in order to save.
  • Almost four in five (79%) of those with savings admitted to having to dip into their savings to cover their day-to-day living expenses.

New research by NS&I has revealed that nearly one in four people in the UK (23%) have no savings at all. This comes despite 77% of people saying they believed it was important to save.

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PLACEHOLDER NS&I Latest Research Article

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