Nationwide switches balance sheet to Sonia, readies first RMBS on new benchmark

Nationwide announced the first distributed Sonia-linked RMBS on Monday, a milestone for the securitization market, which has lagged behind public sector and covered bond markets in switching to the post-Libor benchmark. The UK building society also switched the basis of its whole balance sheet to the new benchmark at the start of its new financial year on Friday.

  • By Owen Sanderson, Tom Brown
  • 08 Apr 2019

The issuer has been ready to print the new RMBS from its Silverstone master trust since mid-March, but was looking for a market window with enough stability in UK politics.

“It’s a window — we haven’t got the clarity we were all hoping for, and we don’t think ...

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