National Australia Bank (ASX:NAB) is one of Australia’s “big four” banks, with a focus on regional banking, wealth management operations, international capital markets and institutional banking business. Brands within Australia include NAB and MLC, and the group is represented in New Zealand by Bank of New Zealand. In the UK the brands are Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank.
Financials stock, National Australia Bank released its first quarter trading update which showed 1Q FY12 earnings of approximately $1.4 billion, 8% higher than the previous corresponding period.
The bank said that revenue was driven by wholesale banking and to a lesser extent, MLC and NAB wealth.
NAB also revealed that it will undertake a strategic review of its UK operations, with a view to reposition the arm to deal with the current economic situation in the region.