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Monday, 20 November 2017
Dec/Jan 2017/18

Australian capital optimisation evolving as ME Bank breaks new ground

Leads and issuer on Australia’s third-ever wholesale additional tier-one (AT1) deal and the first to write off rather than convert at point of nonviability (PoNV) – as printed by ME Bank on 16 November – say the transaction demonstrates the continued evolution of bank capital optimisation.

Monday, 03 September 2018
Aug/Sep 2018

Unanswered questions

The Australian base rate has been on a trend incline throughout 2018, driving up banks’ cost of funds and some lending rates. Debate is raging about whether the trend is structural or cyclical, for how long it will last, how far it could go and the wider consequences.

Monday, 30 July 2018

ME Bank launches SMHL 2018-2 RMBS transaction

ME Bank launched its residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) transaction, SMHL 2018-2, on 30 July. The deal has indicative total volume of A$500 million (US$369.8 million) and is expected to price on or before 3 August.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

ME Bank reveals initial price guidance for SMHL 2018-2 RMBS deal

ME Bank began taking indications of interest for its residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) transaction, SMHL 2018-2, on 25 July. The deal, which has indicative total volume of A$500 million (US$370.5 million), may launch as early as the week beginning 30 July.

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Preliminary ratings assigned for ME Bank's SMHL 2018-2 RMBS deal

On 24 July, S&P Global Ratings assigned preliminary ratings for five classes of ME Bank's residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) transaction, SMHL Series Securitisation Fund 2018-2 (SMHL 2018-2). Moody's Investors Service assigned its provisional rating to the Class A notes of the deal on 23 July. The transaction has indicative total volume of A$500 million (US$368.8 million).

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