NIB has continuously been assigned the highest possible credit rating, AAA/Aaa, by the leading international rating agencies Standard & Poor's and Moody's since it was first rated in the beginning of the 1980s. NIB's credit rating emanates from its high asset quality, strong balance sheet and its ownership.
Based on this solid platform, NIB finances its lending activities by borrowing funds and issuing bonds on capital markets around the globe. NIB aims at being a reliable partner responding flexibly to investors' needs.
It is the Bank’s target to ensure a sufficient level of liquidity to be able to continue disbursing new loans and fulfil all payment obligations for at least one year ahead, without additional new funding.
The treasury portfolios contribute to earnings and function as a liquidity reserve.
- to raise competitive funds with costs in line with the peer group, while assessing the risks involved in the structure and complexity of the individual transactions and potential mismatches between assets and liabilities.
Asset Liability Management
- to manage liquidity and ensure sufficient liquidity;
- to handle market risk within the balance sheet.
Moody's Credit analysis (1 MB)
Standard & Poor's analysis (410 kB)
Standard & Poor's rating report (259 kB)
Risk management policies (584 kB)
Liquidity policy (74 kB)
Buyback policy (162 kB)
Annual Report, Treasury
In 2016, NIB increased its new lending to EUR 4.4 billion. While corporate investment remained subdued, the demand for long-term loans saw strong growth, particularly in the public sector.
15 Mar 2017
A 25-year loan is earmarked for refurbishing and expanding the capacity of the Nenäinniemi wastewater treatment plant in central Finland.
27 Mar 2017
A loan to the Finnish dairy company Valio Ltd. will finance the company’s research programme in 2016–2020.
28 Feb 2017
In line with previous years, NIB’s strategy is to complete one to three global benchmarks, complemented by public and private issues to maintain a diversified portfolio of currencies and a global investor base.
10 Mar 2017
The Funding team from NIB recently invited investors in its environmental bonds to visit projects they helped finance.
3 Oct 2016
NIB is introducing a new financing product. Thomas Wrangdahl, Head of Lending, and Lars Eibeholm, Head of Treasury, explain what NIB is set to achieve and how it will be realised.
21 Apr 2016