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About Us

Through deep industry expertise and close working relationships with our clients we develop innovative solutions for the moveable assets our clients need to grow their business.  A longstanding leader in the Australian market, Structured Asset Finance bring together many years of experience in a broad range of asset markets with a global execution capability to tailor capital raising solutions to meet our client’s financing needs.

Australia and New Zealand

In the Australian and New Zealand markets, we deliver structured asset finance solutions for large corporate and institutional clients. Specialised capital raising solutions are tailored for specific asset finance requirements, taking into account the financing needs of your business. These could include a combination of tax, accounting, cash flows and/or underwriting residual risk in the asset we own and lease.


As Australia’s largest Bank we are able to use our strongly rated balance sheet capacity to support leading asset operators globally.  In the Transport and Natural Resources industry we provide financing solutions for aviation, shipping and rail assets.  Our teams, based in New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore are highly experienced specialists in their markets. 


We tailor asset financing solutions for clients to acquire moveable fixed assets such as trains, passenger aircraft, ships and major production and manufacturing equipment.  We can consider PDP and construction financing for new assets or sale and leaseback of existing assets.  We can underwrite market risk against a broad range of assets to deliver operating lease solutions. Alternatively financing can be structured in the form of finance lease, hire purchase or secured equipment loans.

Some of the solutions we provide to clients include:

  • Capital raising for transport and long life plant and equipment assets as an alternative to traditional debt or equity funding
  • Operating lease, finance lease, hire purchase and secured asset loans
  • Japanese Operating Leases (JOL or JOLCO) for aviation and shipping assets.
  • Long-term lease receivables financing
  • Asset financing solutions within Project and PPP financings
  • Leasing for production and manufacturing equipment and related building costs
  • Asset financing for equipment subject to private sector and government outsourced managed equipment service contracts
  • Proactive advice on capital raising alternatives for financing large ticket transport and long life plant and equipment assets

Corporate Research

As one of our large corporate or institutional customers you have access to detailed economic and industry specific research. Don’t just stay up to date, stay ahead of the game.


As your banking partner we work with you to develop solutions that support your business direction and ambition.

Our dedicated industry teams can provide you with an integrated banking solution that can help you balance your customer needs, shareholders expectations and the opportunities of the broader economic environment.

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Does the Bank provide sophisticated capital raising solutions for corporate clients?

We can tailor asset financing solutions for new projects involving long life equipment assets that improve key financial metrics such as ROIC, ROA, ROE while providing capital raising diversity complemented with longer tenor financing.

Will the Bank take ownership for capital allowance/depreciation purposes and value that in the efficient pricing of lease rentals?

We can take legal ownership of revenue generating assets and value the capital allowances where available in the efficient pricing of lease rentals, optimising the cost of financing.

Does the Bank take ownership in leased assets?

We can take ownership of leased assets either directly in their own right or via special purpose companies (SPC or SPV) that raise capital from debt and equity investors and lenders to procure and lease the assets to our corporate clients.

Are the Bank’s operating lease solutions compliant with international accounting standards?

Our operating lease solutions can be tailored to meet our client's specific requirements including IASB, US GAAP and market specific requirements such as Japanese Operating Leases (JOL or JOLCO)

Does the Bank have global asset finance representation in America, Europe and Asia and Australian markets?

We have Structured Asset Finance teams located globally to support our Institutional and Corporate clients through offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Auckland and in major centres within Australia.

Can the Bank lease land, building and manufacturing plant for new projects?

We can deliver sophisticated asset financing solutions for new projects or to release capital via the sale and leaseback of existing long life plant and equipment assets and related costs which may include related land and building assets.

Does the Bank finance assets for specialist lessors and asset operators in the aviation, rail and shipping markets globally?

We build on close relationships with our corporate and institutional clients to support their growth globally.  In global markets the we work closely with specialist lessors and corporate clients in passenger aviation, shipping and rail sectors to finance core revenue generating transport assets.