Issuers look to rekindle US interest for sterling ABS revival

Before the Bank of England’s easy money schemes, UK issuers were reliant upon a deeper base of US buyers to get deals over the line. With the end in sight for the BoE’s Term Funding Scheme (TFS), sellers are looking to restore the link between the US and the UK markets to support sterling issuance.

  • By Sam Kerr
  • 21 Sep 2017

Two UK deals in recent weeks, an auto ABS deal from Santander Consumer Finance and a prime RMBS transaction from Virgin Money, have included a sizeable dollar denominated tranche.

Santander’s Motor 2017-1 priced its dollar tranche last week to strong demand, taking $930m of orders for ...

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