1. Read the Prospectus in full
Although Hybrids have a number of common features, the specific terms of each particular Hybrid are different and so it is important that you read the information in the relevant Prospectus in its entirety before deciding to invest.
A copy of the Prospectus for each Hybrid issue will generally be available on the Bank’s website.
In considering whether to invest in a Hybrid, it is important to consider all risks and other information regarding that investment in light of your particular investment objectives, financial situation, needs and circumstances.
2. Speak to your professional adviser
If you wish to invest in a Hybrid, it is recommended that you seek professional guidance which takes into account your particular investment objectives and circumstances from a professional adviser who is licensed by ASIC to give such advice.
ASIC has published guidance on how to choose a professional adviser on its MoneySmart website. You can also search ‘choosing a financial adviser’ at https://www.moneysmart.gov.au
3. Consider the ASIC guidance for retail investors
ASIC has published guidance on investing in Hybrids and other similar securities on its MoneySmart website https://www.moneysmart.gov.au which may be relevant to your consideration of an investment in Hybrids.
You can also take the MoneySmart Hybrids quiz to check your understanding of how Hybrids work, their features and risks.
4. Obtain more information about the issuing bank and the relevant hybrid
Bank issuers of Hybrids typically publish information on the ASX which may have a material effect on the price of a Hybrid, including financial disclosures. You should consider reading this information before deciding to invest in Hybrids.
You can access NAB’s public disclosures on http://www.asx.com.au
You can also find information about NAB’s current Hybrids by clicking on the following links: