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Nationwide has come a long way since we first started doing business in 1926. As we’ve grown from an automobile insurance company to one of the world’s largest diversified financial services organizations, we’ve focused on one thing: providing the best possible service to our customers.

Our On Your Side® promise is our pledge to constantly serve the best interests of our many stakeholders. And Nationwide associates are united in their passion to provide On Your Side service every day.

We succeed by creating new and innovative ways to help consumers achieve their financial goals. In addition, our focus on financial discipline enables us to grow profitably and allows us to expand our ability to serve more and more people.

Throughout our history, we’ve grown while remaining true to our values of honesty and integrity, and our values will guide us long into the future.

Our passion for serving consumers also extends to the communities where we live and work. By going the extra mile for our customers and our communities, we make a difference in the lives of others. That’s what our On Your Side promise is all about.

We offer a full range of insurance products and financial services for your home, car, family and financial security, including:

  • Auto and homeowners insurance
  • Insurance for motorcycles, boats, vehicle fleets, businesses and mobile homes
  • Farmowners and ranchers insurance
  • Commercial Agribusiness and related industries
  • Home equity and home mortgage lines of credit
  • Traditional life and variable life insurance
  • Annuities
  • Retirement plans
  • Mutual funds
  • Specialty investments
  • Business cost management
  • Excess and surplus insurance

Our values

Trust, respect, honesty and integrity are much more than just words at Nationwide. These – along with focusing on customers and valuing people – are our core values and at the heart of who we are.

It’s living these values that makes Nationwide associates a family. And the values provide the cornerstone for our culture. We seek creativity and new ways of thinking, knowing these come from people in all walks of life. We embrace inclusion because we understand that only through appreciating the richness of our diversity will we find the innovative ideas to set us apart from our competition.

Working together across boundaries, we share a bias for action and a passion for results. And, we think it’s important to have fun along the way. Nationwide challenges associates to deliver our On Your Side promise to customers and rewards that high performance. We strongly support individual development and provide opportunities for associates to try different things, learn new skills and hone their talents through their careers with us.

2011 Nationwide Annual Report

Our customers put their trust in Nationwide. And 2011 gave us a record number of opportunities to earn that trust. Nationwide is proud to be there for our customers when they need us most.

Nationwide 2011 Annual Report

We were founded as a mutual company in 1926 to serve the needs of our customers. And although we've grown to be one of the largest insurance and financial services companies in the United States, our focus remains unchanged.

We help our customers do together what they cannot do alone, and we keep this commitment through capital strength and financial stability.

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