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 City of Lahti will help halve CO2 emissions by 2025 compared to 1990 levels.
2 Dec 2016
A loan to the European Spallation Source ERIC will finance the construction of one of the world's most powerful neutron research facilities in Lund, Sweden.
29 Nov 2016
A loan to the City of Turku is earmarked for the construction and renovation of schools and day care facilities in the city up to 2019.
28 Nov 2016
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