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Metro faces ‘astronomical’ interest costs after second attempt at MREL debut

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Metro Bank came back to the sterling market on Wednesday to make a second effort at selling non-preferred senior debt, raising the pricing on its offer by 200bp to 9.5%. Market participants suggested the transaction was already a ‘done deal’, but warned that the interest costs would weigh very heavily on the bank’s profit and loss statement.

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