There's wide, and then there's Nationwide. Nationwide Financial Services (NFS) oversees the life insurance and banking services business of insurance giant Nationwide Mutual. Through Nationwide Life Insurance, it offers long-term savings and retirement products including individual variable annuity contracts. It also offers group and individual protective life insurance policies. Retirement plans are offered to individuals and through employer-sponsored plans. The company also provides banking services (savings, mortgage loan origination) through Nationwide Bank.