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.
Offshore bids made up a hefty chunk of the investor base for Treasury Corporation of Victoria (TCV)’s recent deal.
On 16 January, Pepper Group (Pepper) began taking indications of interest for its new auto and equipment asset-backed securities (ABS) transaction, Pepper SPARKZ Trust 2. Total capped volume for the deal is A$618.5 million (US$427.2 million), according to National Australia Bank.
National Australia Bank (NAB) says the increase in Australian dollar tier-two issuance has influenced the pricing equilibrium of senior paper. On 13 January, NAB printed its first domestic senior deal since the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s decision on local total loss-absorbing capacity (TLAC) in July 2019.