Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Tuesday, 09 March 2021
Feb/Mar 2021 IWI Supplement

The sustainable-finance nexus

Commonwealth Bank of Australia is turbocharging the sustainable-finance operation within its institutional business, including some key new hires and more to come. The team is focused on working with clients to gain deep understanding of their ESG risks and, from there, assisting with transition. The bank’s ambition is high.

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Bidders eager for Rentenbank’s first seven-year Kauri since 2017

Rentenbank’s first seven-year Kauri in five years received strong demand and printed at double its indicative volume at launch. The borrower says it will target longer-dated maturities for the remainder of the year, in all markets.

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Pepper’s social RMBS goals focus on platform for product development

Australian nonbank lenders have long discussed the potential alignment of the type of lending they do with social-bond funding. As the first local issuer to bring an all-social residential mortgage-backed securities deal, Pepper Money says the value of the platform is primarily about the opportunity this type of funding offers for future development of lending product.

Thursday, 16 June 2022

ASB US dollar tier-two attracts strong offshore interest

ASB Bank is the first New Zealand issuer to price an offshore tier-two deal under the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s new bank-capital definitions. The US dollar transaction was popular with investors – about five times oversubscribed – and priced tighter than similar tier-two debt issued by Australia’s big-four banks.

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