Bank of Queensland
On 22 January, Bank of Queensland (BOQ) (BBB+/A3/A-) launched a five-year, senior-unsecured domestic benchmark bond, to be issued in either or both of fixed- and floating-rate formats. The forthcoming transaction is being marketed at 105-108 basis points area over swap benchmarks.
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The Australian Office of Financial Management (AOFM) disclosed on 29 November that its next auction of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) holdings will take place on 14 December. The auction will be for five lines of RMBS notes and a Westpac Institutional Bank (Westpac) research note says the cash value of the paper on offer is A$444.1 million (US$336.9 million).
On 23 November, Bank of Queensland (BOQ) launched a new, indicative A$300 million (US$228.2 million) additional tier one (AT1) notes offer. Price guidance is 375-395 basis points over three-month bank bills, with a final margin to be set on or around 29 November following a bookbuild. The offer will open on 30 November and the settlement date is expected to be 28 December.