KHFC deal sets stage for more Korean covered bonds

20 Jul 2011

The ability of the Korea Housing Finance Corp. to successfully priced its second covered bond issue in tough markets should spur more such issuance in the country. The deal follows new regulatory guidelines and incentives for banks to increase fixed-rate loans.

The ability of Korea Housing Finance Corp. (KHFC) to defy tough market conditions and scepticism to price its second covered bond offering on July 18 could help open South Korea to further such issuance.

The success of KHFC’s deal has combined with recent developments in the country to offer ...

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