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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


Availability of online customer services


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


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


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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


The £1 million Premium Bonds jackpot prize winners in August 2020 are a woman from Cumbria and a man from Outer London. The first £1 million prize, Bond number: 174SW095381 belongs to a woman from Cumbria. She purchased the winning Bond in November 2010 and has a total of £5,900 in Premium Bonds. She becomes the seventh Premium Bonds millionaire winner in Cumbria, with the previous jackpot win in the region in November 2019.


HM Treasury has today confirmed that NS&I’s Net Financing target for 2020-21 has been revised from £6 billion (+/- £3 billion) to £35 billion (+/- £5 billion) to reflect government finance requirements arising from Covid-19. NS&I’s Annual Report & Accounts 2019-20, published on 23 June 2020, stated that NS&I’s £6 billion Net Financing target announced in the March 2020 Budget would be subject to in-year revision. Today’s new target may be subject to further revision during the…

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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