National Australia Bank
National Australia Bank (NAB)’s first foray into the euro market for 2018 – five- and 10-year transaction in which the shorter-dated notes were green bonds – garnered a large oversubscription and tightened pricing in a busy market. Deal sources say NAB’s updated green bond programme, which now incorporates the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) played a part in the deal’s reception.
On 25 September, Zip Co mandated National Australia Bank to engage investors regarding a potential Australian dollar denominated asset-backed securities (ABS) transaction, Zip Master Trust Series 2020-1. On the same day, Moody's Investors Service assigned provisional ratings to the A$300 million (US$211.9 million) deal.
Shinhan Bank’s Kangaroo COVID-19-alleviation social bond demonstrates the possibilities for issuers outside the government sector to issue in the format in Australian dollars, issuer and leads say. Deal sources add their view that demand was bolstered by the social overlay.