Ken Henry says NAB has strong capital and is ready to embrace fintech future
“If digital innovation leads to more efficient ways of achieving credit intermediation, we are in a strong position to embrace those new efficiencies. Maybe the whole sector becomes more efficient. If it does, our customers will benefit.
“The establishment of NAB Labs, an innovation lab in Melbourne, and NAB Ventures, a corporate investment fund to invest in start-ups, aims to imbed an innovation culture across the bank, Dr Henry said, while also providing access to cutting edge ideas where they are emerging globally.
“We are not sitting on hands here. We see [fintech] as both interesting, and an opportunity for us to do what we currently do better and for us to do new things.”