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
A loan to the Finnish Wärtsilä Corporation will finance its expansion into hydro-industrial services and strengthen its digital product portfolio.
16 Feb 2017
A loan to Össur, an Icelandic developer of orthopaedic solutions, will finance in part the company’s R&D programme during 2016–2019 and to re-finance the acquisition of Touch Bionics.
8 Feb 2017
A 20-year loan to upgrade the district heating system in Sävsjö, southern Sweden.
1 Feb 2017
The year 2016 has proven to be a record-breaking one for NIB. The total amount of funding raised by NIB is reaching EUR 6.5 billion, which is the largest volume ever.
24 Nov 2016
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