The Australian market saw the pricing of a pair of green-labelled, consumer-finance asset-backed securities (ABS) on the same day – 22 October – in the middle of the local securitisation market’s busiest week of the COVID-19 era. Deal sources say the execution process allowed the deals to come in the hectic week, and that the green element was additive to demand.
Fulfilling the promise hinted at in 2019 but put on hold while the local lending market worked its way through the consequences of the pandemic, 2021 is now officially a record issuance year in the New Zealand securitisation market. Total year-to-date-issuance, of NZ$1.5 billion (US$1 billion), has ticked past the previous record and market participants are confident deal flow will continue despite the latest COVID-19 lockdown.
nonbank Yearbook 2020
KangaNews's fourth annual guide to the business and funding trends in Australia's nonbank financial-institution sector.