The major bank has made an appointment to the newly created head of specialised and private role, a part of the business banking commercial broker team.
National Australia Bank (NAB) has appointed Anita Hyde to the newly created role of head of specialised and private.
Ms Hyde has joined NAB’s business banking and commercial broker team, which enables brokers to access NAB specialists across a broad range of industries, including health, professional services and commercial real estate.
Ms Hyde joined NAB in 2018 and held the role of managing partner in NAB’s Health specialist finance team.
Prior to this, Ms Hyde held various senior positions across St.George Bank, lender’s mortgage insurance (LMI) provider Genworth, and Bankwest.
Commenting on Ms Hyde’s new role, NAB executive, commercial broker and equipment finance sales, Chris Thomas said: “This year is shaping up to be an exciting time of recovery and growth. In such a dynamic environment, we understand brokers are looking for predictability and reliability from their lender partner.
“Anita brings exceptional knowledge in business and private banking and the broker market. Her expertise will be invaluable in making sure that our brokers feel connected and supported when it comes to meeting the complex needs of their customer base.”
Mr Thomas said that NAB has over 650 specialist bankers who support brokers and customers located in 160 metropolitan and regional locations.
He added that most industries were now seeing strong levels of growth as the post-coronavirus pandemic recovery gains pace.
“Every business owner deserves support from specialists with the same kind of fierce dedication and focus they have – because that’s what it takes to bring it to life. We are proud to work in partnership with our commercial brokers as it truly reflects our commitment towards funding and building on ideas across Australia’s growing business community,” he said.
“Experience has shown Australian businesspeople an extremely adaptable and creative group who continually innovate. Both traditional and unique borrowing opportunities are emerging, either for acquisition of heavy machinery or digital transformation.
“With low interest rates and government tax incentives, it’s a good time to consider new opportunities for growth.”
Find out more about what NAB is doing to support the broker channel at the Better Business Summit 2021. Places are limited so make sure you secure your place at the five-state event asap!
[Related: NAB announces new head of broker]
Malavika Santhebennur is the features editor on the mortgages titles at Momentum Media.
Before joining the team in 2019, Malavika held roles with Money Management and Benchmark Media. She has been writing about financial services for the past six years.
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