At a glance

Our experience and expertise in the education sector provides a strategic advantage.

Industry leading and trusted advice

In the 2021 Peter Lee Associates Large corporate and institutional relationship banking survey, Australian University respondents ranked us number one for: 

  • Most trusted advisor
  • Understanding funding needs best and delivering industry analysis
  • Support provided during COVID 19 pandemic.

Helping universities to access global capital markets   

We have led the majority of transactions across the Australian Dollar medium term note market (A$MTN) and United States Private Placement Market (USPP) markets since 2014.

We’ve also assisted universities in successfully obtaining a credit rating. 

Partnering with universities to build a sustainable future

We are partner to a number of co-operative research centres and future focussed research initiatives, including: 

  • CSIRO’s Australian National Outlook 
  • Cyber Security CRC
  • Food Agility CRC 

We also backed ACU with the world-first university-issued Sustainability Bond and Macquarie University with the world’s longest-dated Sustainability Bond.

Sector specific solutions

For 160 years we’ve been working with the university sector to help manage their capital, liquidity and financial service’s needs.

Here's what we offer.

Dedicated national higher education team

Our deep understanding of universities and the wider education community ranging from education services, purpose-built student accommodation to improving the student experience. We’re a leading financier of university precinct developments and student accommodation.

We have a history of strategic partnerships for research and industry engagement.

Banking partner of choice 

Primary transactional banker and cards provider for more than one-third of Australian universities with services and partnerships designed for the sector including partnerships with Nelnet/Xetta and Australia Post. Supported by NAB Connect, voted the number one online payments platform. 

Specialist solutions, lead manager, agent and credit ratings advisor, bringing Australian universities to the Australian Dollar medium term note market (A$MTN) and United States Private Placement Market (USPP) markets since 2014. We create unique and innovative solutions

With a deep investor network, we'll help you access a diverse range of markets through our global investor network

We provide a full-service investment platform, with a comprehensive investment advisory, asset and consulting and custody services, plus a full suite of deposit, fixed-income, debt investment and derivative products to help drive investment returns.

Get in contact

Contact Michael Bedwell, Head of Government and Education for any enquiries.

Michael.Bedwell@nab.com.au

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