Every year, KangaNews hosts Australia’s leading nonbank lenders at a sector roundtable discussion – supported since 2019 by Natixis. In keeping with the unique circumstances of 2020, this year’s roundtable was conducted via videoconference. While market conditions have changed dramatically in the past 12 months, the sector is able to tell the same story of solid funding foundations and sound credit quality.
The global sustainable-finance market continues to innovate in the areas of product, reporting and data provision among others. In this environment, ING and KangaNews gathered leaders from the Australian and European corporate sector with other market participants to discuss how borrowers are furthering the alignment between finance and corporate-sustainability goals.
In June, Firstmac issued Australia’s first solely green residential mortgage-backed securities deal. The local market has seen consistent though small-scale green securitisation of nonmortgage assets. Market participants are now somewhat optimistic about more supply in the mortgage space.
nonbank Yearbook 2020
KangaNews's fourth annual guide to the business and funding trends in Australia's nonbank financial-institution sector.