Nationwide Building Society IBM Client Reference Video

Published on 18-Sep-2013

"We believe we made history in the UK. This is the first real time banking platform, certainly on the SAP banking services infrastructure. We are really pleased we did what we did." - Richard Heeley, Programming Director for SAP Core Bank Transformation, Nationwide Building Society

Nationwide Building Society


Deployment country:
United Kingdom

System z Software


Nationwide Building Society made history when they embarked on a complete transformation of the core banking infrastructure.

Business need:
Nationwide, the worlds largest building society wanted to launch a new range of flexible products to help achieve a 10 percent market share in the UK by 2015. They also needed to have the agility to respond to the demands of their customers.

Working closely with IBM Global Business Services, Nationwide concluded a five-year core banking transformation program with the first UK implementation of SAP Transactional Banking applications. At the heart of their infrastructure was a pair of zEnterprise Systems, DB2 database, and Power Systems application servers.

Since going live, Nationwide has been able to quickly launch new products allowing them to more effectively compete in the UK market.

Products and services used

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Power Systems, System z

DB2 for z/OS

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