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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

APRA announcement bolsters demand for Westpac’s senior deal

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA)’s proposals regarding total loss-absorbing capital (TLAC) for Australian banks were a key factor driving robust demand for Westpac Banking Corporation (Westpac)’s record-breaking senior deal, the issuer says. The announcement may ultimately also support spread tightening for major-bank senior debt going forward.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Dec/Jan 2018/19 Supplement

Bank sustainability market in Australian dollars remains a domestic affair

So far, the only banks to have issued sustainability-themed bonds denominated in Australian dollars have been domestic institutions – just one of the reasons why deal volume has yet to catch fire. One positive sign is the conduciveness of the Australian dollar market for high-grade issuers, including to global supranational, sovereign and agency names.

Monday, 10 December 2018
Dec/Jan 2018/19 Supplement

Financial institution issuer profiles

Key data and information on 23 global bank issuers active in the Australian dollar market. The issuer section includes funding strategy information as well as corporate debt data on profiled borrowers.

Sunday, 09 December 2018

TR Group to sound investors for potential five-year domestic deal

On 10 December, TR Group (Baa3), a heavy vehicle rental and lease company, revealed plans to engage wholesale debt investors for a possible five-year New Zealand domestic transaction. Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Westpac Banking Corporation New Zealand have been mandated for the potential deal.

Friday, 07 December 2018

Domestic focus smooths Latitude’s New Zealand ABS debut

The New Zealand securitisation market welcomed a new entrant on 6 December when Latitude Financial Services (Latitude) priced its inaugural New Zealand dollar asset-backed securities (ABS) deal. The deal’s domestic focus provided insulation from external market forces according to deal sources, who add that there is growing enthusiasm for securitised product among local buyers.

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