Auto finance issuers see green light, but hazard warnings flash

As is becoming traditional in the European corporate bond market, car finance issuers sold the first new issues of the year. The fact the market had to wait just one day was a positive, considering that the backdrop was largely unchanged from the end of 2018, when the market had been difficult to access. However, there were some warning signs other issuers will do well to heed.

  • By Nigel Owen
  • 03 Jan 2019

“If an issuer wants to find negative news to stay sidelined, there are plenty of reasons,” said a syndicate manager in Germany. “But that doesn’t help anyone. We all have a pipeline and so are in an environment where we need to be mindful about the next steps.”

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