National Australia Bank (NAB)’s latest Australian dollar senior deal faced some challenges in execution, deal sources say, but still managed to draw significant volume and tightened pricing relative to guidance. The transaction is evidence of a growing trend of higher volume but lower issuance frequency by Australia’s major banks.
On 21 February, BNP Paribas (A/Aa3/A+) launched a benchmark five-year, Australian dollar denominated senior nonpreferred EMTN transaction, to come in either or both fixed- and floating-rate formats. The forthcoming deal has indicative price guidance of 175-180 basis points area over swap benchmarks and is expected to price on the day of launch.
On 20 February, BNP Paribas (A/Aa3/A+) began taking indications of interest for a new, five-year Australian dollar denominated senior nonpreferred EMTN transaction. The possible deal will come in either or both fixed- and floating-rate formats and has initial price guidance of 180 basis points area over swap benchmarks. The deal is expected to be rated A-/Baa1/A+.