National Savings and Investments Definition
National Savings and Investments (NS&I), formerly called the National Savings Bank, is a state owned savings bank in the United Kingdom. It is an executive agency of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The aim of NS&I is to attract funds from individual savers in the UK for the purposes of funding the government’s public sector borrowing requirement (ie the funds in excess of taxation that the government requires to fund its activities). NS&I is based in Blackpool, Lancashire. NS&I attracts savers through offering saving products with tax free elements, and a 100% guarantee from HM Treasury over any deposits. NS&I also administers the Premium Bonds scheme.