Ready, steady, wait — STS hobbles securitization start

'Simple, transparent, standardised' (STS) ABS deals are unlikely to be certifiable before the end of January according to third-party verifier Prime Collateralised Securities (PCS). A debate is ongoing within the European Commission over homogeneity requirements and to what degree the final regulatory technical standards (RTS) will differ from previous templates.

  • By Tom Brown
  • 09 Jan 2019

Licences have not yet been given to third-party verifiers like PCS to allow them to qualify STS deals, even though the power to authorise was technically granted as of January 1. A date for when licences will be issued has not been stated.

The European Commission is ...

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