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Payments efficiency drive on show at Sibos

Payments efficiency drive on show at Sibos

21 December 2023

Delivering low-cost, real-time international payments to match today’s customer experience in the domestic space was a key part of discussions for NAB executives reflecting on the marquee financial services conference.

Payments efficiency drive on show at Sibos

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Tapping alternate debt markets to power Australia’s transition

Tapping alternate debt markets to power Australia’s transition

21 November 2023

Australia needs a vast amount of capital to build out the utility-scale wind and solar projects to power a net-zero future by 2050. NAB’s Executive, Specialised Finance, Andrew Smith and Executive, Capital Markets, Sarah Samson explore potential debt funding options in market.

Tapping alternate debt markets to power Australia’s transition

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FX Market Update – 25th October 2023

FX Market Update – 25th October 2023

25 October 2023

The AUD experienced a volatile month in September spending some time above USD 0.6500 before testing levels below 0.6300 in the early part of October.

FX Market Update – 25th October 2023

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Taking the initiative with the transition

Taking the initiative with the transition

15 September 2023

Transition targets underpinned by science-based standards are helping to drive opportunities for issuers and investors globally as sustainable finance markets continue to evolve.

Taking the initiative with the transition
Making climate goals a reality

Making climate goals a reality

16 August 2023

Having credible, science-based transition plans will be crucial for organisations to help direct and unlock capital flows on the road to net zero.

Making climate goals a reality
Navigating carbon markets for net zero

Navigating carbon markets for net zero

10 August 2023

Carbon markets have a role to play in the transition to a net zero economy, especially when seeking to meet and beat Australia’s interim targets this decade.

Navigating carbon markets for net zero
Levelling up corporate treasury in real time

Levelling up corporate treasury in real time

7 June 2023

The growing wave of digital transformation in finance is helping solve today’s key corporate treasury challenges by leveraging the latest developments in data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning

Levelling up corporate treasury in real time
Taking construction to the next level

Taking construction to the next level

3 May 2023

Kapitol Group shows how a culture of innovation and the right banking partnership has helped build a small construction start-up into a significant industry corporate in just five years.

Taking construction to the next level
NAB Markets (Metro) – What is the Pathway for Interest Rates?

NAB Markets (Metro) – What is the Pathway for Interest Rates?

8 February 2023

Tapas Strickland, Head of Markets Economics NAB, James Sheehan, Head of Business Markets NSW/ACT, and Tracy Ferguson State Director Business Markets NSW discuss the February 2023 RBA meeting and outlook, inflation, the labour market, and potential risks ahead.    

NAB Markets (Metro) – What is the Pathway for Interest Rates?

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21 September 2022

View the Full Report Reconciling a record divergence between business conditions and consumer sentiment This week It’s a relatively quiet week on the Australian data front this week, with really only the RBA Board Minutes tomorrow and a speech by Deputy Governor Bullock on Wednesday, which will review the RBA’s bond purchase program and presumably […]

NAB Foreign Exchange

NAB Foreign Exchange

1 September 2022

We'll help you find the right foreign exchange risk management strategy by understanding your core business and the challenges you face every day.

NAB Foreign Exchange
This morning’s happy birthday call

This morning’s happy birthday call

29 August 2022

After clocking 5.5 million podcast plays and 15,000 daily listeners, NAB’s Morning Call is celebrating six years of market highlights, with even more expert analysis to come.

This morning’s happy birthday call

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FX innovation powers sustainability goals

FX innovation powers sustainability goals

30 May 2022

NAB’s first sustainability-linked foreign exchange (FX) derivative aligns environmental, social and governance (ESG) targets with financial risk management for a major London-listed infrastructure investment company.

FX innovation powers sustainability goals
Affordable housing insights from the UK

Affordable housing insights from the UK

26 April 2022

The rise in ESG investing can help address gaps in Australia’s affordable and specialist housing sector through innovative funding models, NAB’s experience in the UK shows.

Affordable housing insights from the UK
Taking a global view

Taking a global view

9 February 2022

NAB’s global debt syndicate teams share their insights on Asia, the US, Europe and the UK debt markets for the year ahead.

Taking a global view
Place matters: ESG and communities

Place matters: ESG and communities

23 November 2021

As part of NAB’s Bank for Transition interview series we speak to Associate Professor Rae Dufty-Jones and Dr Neil Perry from Western Sydney University on the future of building sustainable communities and how government is listening.

Place matters: ESG and communities
COP26 week two: It’s a wrap

COP26 week two: It’s a wrap

15 November 2021

After the fanfare of the opening statements and commitments, the second week at Glasgow meant bridging divides to reach a consensus deal in extra time as the Paris 2015 ambitions start to take flight.

COP26 week two: It’s a wrap
COP26 week one: key takeaways

COP26 week one: key takeaways

5 November 2021

While the world’s press and pundits assess the ongoing talks in Glasgow, we look at what’s happened so far and what to expect during this crucial time for climate action.

COP26 week one: key takeaways
ESG and equity: positioning for success

ESG and equity: positioning for success

4 November 2021

A new NAB report offers insights into how asset managers are incorporating sustainability metrics into their investing activities and what companies can do to develop best-in-class strategies.

ESG and equity: positioning for success
ESG and capital report: equity

ESG and capital report: equity

20 October 2021

Companies with strong ESG characteristics are experiencing increased availability of equity and a reduced cost of equity.

ESG and capital report: equity
NAB Corporate Cash Index: Q2 2021

NAB Corporate Cash Index: Q2 2021

6 October 2021

The NAB Corporate Cash Index draws on our own Corporate and Institutional Banking client insight analytics to reveal cash management trends.

NAB Corporate Cash Index: Q2 2021
NAB Renewables Survey: August 2021

NAB Renewables Survey: August 2021

3 September 2021

NAB’s second Renewables Survey shows the transition to renewable energy by Australian businesses remains slow but there's a growing recognition of the social and reputational benefits.

NAB Renewables Survey: August 2021
Markets Today: Has China fallen out of love with Aussie iron ore?

Markets Today: Has China fallen out of love with Aussie iron ore?

2 August 2021

Lots of economic data to digest on Friday but none of which had a major impact on markets, while Saturday’s China official PMI data showing a further (and bigger than expected) fall in its Manufacturing Index threatens to play with the grain of recent AUD underperformance.

Markets Today: Has China fallen out of love with Aussie iron ore?
NAB Corporate Cash Index: Q1 2021

NAB Corporate Cash Index: Q1 2021

1 June 2021

The NAB Corporate Cash Index draws on our own Corporate and Institutional Banking client insight analytics to reveal cash management trends.

NAB Corporate Cash Index: Q1 2021
Super funds look to updated currency strategies

Super funds look to updated currency strategies

23 February 2021

Turmoil in financial markets can have a dramatic impact on superannuation funds’ currency hedging strategies, the recent Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia conference heard.

Super funds look to updated currency strategies
Sustainable Finance Update February 2021

Sustainable Finance Update February 2021

10 February 2021

According to BNEF, 2020 was a record year for sustainable debt issuance with annual issuance reaching US$732.1 billion across both bond and loan formats, representing a 29% uplift on 2019 levels.

Sustainable Finance Update February 2021
Financing to support the climate transition

Financing to support the climate transition

16 December 2020

Companies that need to adapt and transition to lower carbon and more sustainable growth are tapping into a range of new sustainability-linked debt offerings to help finance this transition.

Financing to support the climate transition
Sustainable Finance Update December 2020

Sustainable Finance Update December 2020

14 December 2020

Q3 2020 saw increased issuance momentum with a record US$155bn of sustainable finance debt raised fuelled by the COVID-19 pandemic and global sustainability concerns.

Sustainable Finance Update December 2020
Liquidity management beyond the crisis

Liquidity management beyond the crisis

3 December 2020

2020 has presented some unique challenges for corporate treasurers. Looking ahead, now is the time for many to review liquidity management strategies to ensure they are well placed as we adjust to a new post COVID-19 normal.

Liquidity management beyond the crisis
Overcoming the COVID-19 supply chain disruption

Overcoming the COVID-19 supply chain disruption

1 December 2020

Thousands of businesses around Australia are re-assessing their supply chains, inventories and financing options to deal with future shocks in the wake of disruptions caused by the pandemic.

Overcoming the COVID-19 supply chain disruption
Seven lessons on social value

Seven lessons on social value

30 October 2020

We’ve partnered with The Australia—United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce and the New South Wales Government to launch the second business insight report in this three part series: Impact 2020: Seven Lessons in Social Value.

Seven lessons on social value
Reimagining supply chains

Reimagining supply chains

11 September 2020

A rethink of corporate strategies sees a renewed appreciation of the importance of resilience in the supply chain

Reimagining supply chains
Technology Fast 50 2020

Technology Fast 50 2020

1 September 2020

Calling today’s tech leaders and future disruptors. Nominations are now open for the Deloitte Technology Fast 50.

Technology Fast 50 2020
ESG investment – an AFR special report

ESG investment – an AFR special report

31 August 2020

Facilitating the flow of capital towards sustainable initiatives and investing in our economy to drive recovery, create jobs and supercharge innovation has never been more important.

ESG investment – an AFR special report
Managing counterparty risk

Managing counterparty risk

28 August 2020

Focussing on the 3 Golden Rules of counterparty risk management will help your business navigate these uncertain times.

Managing counterparty risk
Purpose-driven profit

Purpose-driven profit

22 July 2020

A look at how corporate purpose, responsible investment and government leadership are driving greater outcomes for the economy, environment and society.

Purpose-driven profit
Investors rush to COVID-19 social bond market

Investors rush to COVID-19 social bond market

18 June 2020

New COVID-19 social bonds have been met with overwhelming support from investors, leading to rapid growth in the sustainable debt market and a welcome outperformance, experts told a NAB Roundtable.

Investors rush to COVID-19 social bond market
The New Payments Platform: two years on

The New Payments Platform: two years on

4 June 2020

Our latest transaction insights paper looks at the journey of the New Payments Platform (NPP), Australia’s domestic payment clearing and settlement infrastructure launched two years ago.

The New Payments Platform: two years on
E-commerce in COVID-19

E-commerce in COVID-19

24 April 2020

E-commerce has been impacting the sales of bricks-and-mortar for years but the arrival of COVID-19 has accelerated changes in shopping behaviour. 

E-commerce in COVID-19
Cash management in a crisis

Cash management in a crisis

23 April 2020

COVID-19 has placed significant pressure on corporates and implicated their operations.  Efficient cash management and adequate liquidity is one of the key principles to ensure survival.

Cash management in a crisis
COVID-19 frauds & scams

COVID-19 frauds & scams

30 March 2020

All businesses need to be aware of how criminals may use the current crisis to target businesses.

COVID-19 frauds & scams

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The changing face of banking technology

The changing face of banking technology

13 January 2020

In a rapidly evolving technology landscape, corporate finance teams have a range of options to improve efficiency, productivity and security with bank communication.

The changing face of banking technology
Why venture capital is more important than ever for investors

Why venture capital is more important than ever for investors

12 December 2019

Venture capital is too important for investors to ignore as it occupies an increasingly large part of the global economy and provides opportunities not available elsewhere, experts told the 2019 Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia.

Why venture capital is more important than ever for investors
Connecting capital to opportunity: NAB in Japan

Connecting capital to opportunity: NAB in Japan

19 November 2019

Janari Tonoike, head of NAB Japan Securities Limited, National Australia Bank’s (NAB) new Tokyo-based, wholly-owned subsidiary, showcases the long-standing relationship between Japan and Australia, and explains how the new entity can help investors and borrowers in both markets and beyond connect better in a challenging global business environment.

Connecting capital to opportunity: NAB in Japan
More affordable and specialist homes

More affordable and specialist homes

11 October 2019

More Australians will be able to access affordable housing following a $2 billion commitment from NAB which will see more homes being built across the nation.

More affordable and specialist homes
Ports: keeping the channels of global trade flowing

Ports: keeping the channels of global trade flowing

23 September 2019

Treasury representatives from Associated British Ports, Peel Ports, NSW Ports and the Port of Tauranga recently met to explore and share their insights on the opportunities and challenges facing port owners and operators.

Ports: keeping the channels of global trade flowing
Real assets expensive but opportunities remain

Real assets expensive but opportunities remain

16 September 2019

Amid an expensive market and an uncertain global economy, fund managers are cautioning discipline, though there are opportunities for investors to look outside traditional markets and work on assets.

Real assets expensive but opportunities remain
Fewer, larger, more transparent super funds

Fewer, larger, more transparent super funds

13 September 2019

The super sector will undergo changes in the next five years that will bring fewer and larger funds, more intrusive regulators and a sharp focus on returns and fees, says Martin Fahy, chief executive officer of the Association of Superannuation Funds Australia.

Fewer, larger, more transparent super funds
Super funds ESG survey findings

Super funds ESG survey findings

27 August 2019

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are fast becoming incorporated into mainstream practice across all sectors of business.

Super funds ESG survey findings
Democratisation of the bond market

Democratisation of the bond market

21 August 2019

The bond market has long been opaque, with bonds traded in parcels far too large for the average investors, but what might a more accessible bond market look like?

Democratisation of the bond market
Integrating ESG in the insurance industry

Integrating ESG in the insurance industry

2 July 2019

NAB recently brought together a group of insurance professionals with ESG market experts and practitioners to explore risk, operations, reputational and investment issues.

Integrating ESG in the insurance industry
Infrastructure financing – in for the long haul

Infrastructure financing – in for the long haul

21 June 2019

Investing in infrastructure is a long-term trend that will continue to endure global economic challenges, generating healthy returns and diversification opportunities as investors enhance focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.

Infrastructure financing – in for the long haul
Mortgage lenders primed for growth

Mortgage lenders primed for growth

29 May 2019

We invited Treasury representatives from four non-bank financial institutions and one UK-based asset manager – Liberty Financial, La Trobe Financial and Resimac Group in Australia and Kensington Group and TwentyFour Asset Management in the UK - to an International Round Table to discuss the opportunities and challenges in their respective mortgage and securitisation sectors.

Mortgage lenders primed for growth
Enhanced yields from corporate bonds

Enhanced yields from corporate bonds

29 March 2019

High net worth and sophisticated investors are increasingly looking to corporate bonds as a way to preserve capital while delivering higher yields than cash or government bonds.

Enhanced yields from corporate bonds
Is a slowdown coming Australia’s way?

Is a slowdown coming Australia’s way?

25 March 2019

After 27 years of steady economic growth – a record unmatched by any other developed economy – some are asking whether Australia is overdue for a recession.

Is a slowdown coming Australia’s way?
Customer stewardship & the institutional investor

Customer stewardship & the institutional investor

27 February 2019

Global investors are increasingly allocating funds to infrastructure and many investors are implementing new methods and measures to both adapt to and lead a stewardship mandate into infrastructure investment.

Customer stewardship & the institutional investor
Creating a new project finance market for the war on waste

Creating a new project finance market for the war on waste

30 January 2019

As more local governments around Australia seek new ways to treat food waste, councils in southeast Melbourne have met the challenge of bulging landfill and increasing greenhouse emissions by composting household organic waste on an industrial scale.

Creating a new project finance market for the war on waste
The case for sustainable healthcare

The case for sustainable healthcare

23 January 2019

There’s growing awareness across industry, government and the community that we need to improve the way we design, build and operate the buildings in which we heal.

The case for sustainable healthcare
Boosting Australia’s gas supply

Boosting Australia’s gas supply

17 January 2019

As electricity prices continue to rise and domestic gas supply across eastern Australia tightens, Cooper Energy is one company that’s thinking big so it can be a significant part of the solution.

Boosting Australia’s gas supply
China opening up opportunities to foreign investors

China opening up opportunities to foreign investors

13 December 2018

The Chinese economy is liberalising and opening up to the rest of the world, paving the way for foreign investors to tap into opportunities in the increasingly wealthy nation, the 2018 ASFA Conference heard.

China opening up opportunities to foreign investors
Superfunds turn to venture capital

Superfunds turn to venture capital

7 December 2018

Australia’s superannuation funds are turning to venture capital for the outsized returns the sector can generate and to diversify their portfolios, the 2018 ASFA Conference heard.

Superfunds turn to venture capital
New Year, new opportunities

New Year, new opportunities

3 December 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, we’d like to share some of the achievements of our Corporate and Institutional clients over the past year.

New Year, new opportunities
The infrastructure opportunity for super funds

The infrastructure opportunity for super funds

30 November 2018

Australia’s superannuation funds should seriously consider infrastructure investment opportunities that help build the nation, NAB Chief Customer Officer of Consumer Banking, and former Premier of New South Wales, Mike Baird, says.

The infrastructure opportunity for super funds
New deal connecting Australian businesses to Chinese visitors

New deal connecting Australian businesses to Chinese visitors

29 November 2018

Australian businesses are set to benefit from a collaboration between NAB and Alipay which will revolutionise how Chinese tourists pay for products and services. NAB Executive General Manger of Deposit and Transaction Services Shane Conway said more than 1 million Chinese tourists visit Australia each year spending more than $11 billion. “By making China’s number […]

New deal connecting Australian businesses to Chinese visitors
Embedding customer stewardship in infrastructure

Embedding customer stewardship in infrastructure

14 November 2018

Customer stewardship matters because infrastructure is an intimate part of nearly every aspect of our lives, therefore quality of services and astute long-term investment decisions have never been more important

Embedding customer stewardship in infrastructure
Building resilience to climate change

Building resilience to climate change

25 September 2018

Financial market approaches to understanding the resilience of assets to climate change are fast evolving and ensuring customers and clients are ready to act to limit climate change is a key focus at NAB.

Building resilience to climate change
How fund managers add value

How fund managers add value

22 August 2018

Active asset management still offers value despite the rise of low-fee passive strategies in the fixed-income sector.

How fund managers add value
Banks in a reshaped sector

Banks in a reshaped sector

13 August 2018

The financial crisis and its aftermath fundamentally reshaped bank business models, allowing investors to focus mainly on macroeconomic factors when they analyse the sector. Speakers at the KangaNews-NAB Fixed Income Beyond the Institutional Sector Summit shared insights into the present and future of bank investment.

Banks in a reshaped sector
Which way now? Australian infrastructure expertise and cross-border investment flows

Which way now? Australian infrastructure expertise and cross-border investment flows

31 July 2018

As the current phase of privatisations approaches its conclusion in Australia, local infrastructure investors are looking to international markets for investment opportunities. At the same time, global capital that was drawn to the Australian market by the deep pipeline continues to actively pursue Australian deals. This has created significant competition in Australia and seen infrastructure investors increasingly focus on a broader class of assets.

Which way now? Australian infrastructure expertise and cross-border investment flows
Green mortgages and the future of sustainable funding

Green mortgages and the future of sustainable funding

19 June 2018

When Australia’s first green residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) tranche was issued by NAB in February 2018, it was an exciting development for the sustainable debt market in its own right. The transaction also marks another step in the process of unlocking the bank’s balance sheet for sustainable lending and borrowing.

Green mortgages and the future of sustainable funding
More investment in renewable energy projects

More investment in renewable energy projects

18 June 2018

Major Australian organisations are now directly investing in large-scale renewable energy projects through the new NAB Low Carbon Shared Portfolio, the first of its kind in Australia.

More investment in renewable energy projects
Powering into the Australian market

Powering into the Australian market

31 May 2018

Breaking into the Australian renewable energy market with a new mode of financing was a great challenge and a golden opportunity for Goldwind. Three deals later, the company’s aiming to power one million Australian homes.

Powering into the Australian market
Another evolutionary step in sustainable funding

Another evolutionary step in sustainable funding

23 May 2018

The launch of the green-loan principles (GLPs) presents an opportunity for another evolutionary step in sustainable funding. By standardising and codifying what qualifies as green bank lending, the GLPs could make sustainable finance relevant to a wider cohort of borrowers according to David Jenkins, director, sustainable capital markets at NAB.

Another evolutionary step in sustainable funding
Yield hungry investors head to Oz

Yield hungry investors head to Oz

17 May 2018

NAB and Asiamoney's latest poll on Asian and European investors’ appetite for Australian debt tells a story of consistency and stability as the region presents a safe option amid turbulence - while also offering sustainable opportunities.

Yield hungry investors head to Oz