Cats and cards ahead for ABS

28 Aug 2012

Primary issuance in the European securitisation market is expected to improve after the summer break, despite there being just two small transactions in the pipeline. Capital One (Europe) is expected to issue unrated ABS notes backed by credit card receivables, while Hannover Re is preparing Eurus III, a €75m natural catastrophe bond.

Capital One (Europe) is preparing a securitisation backed by UK credit cards, Carlisle Castle 2012-A, according to ratings reports. Fitch says CapOne has added around 620,000 accounts, with a total receivables balance of around £290m, to the trust, as of 21 August 2012. The pool is made up ...

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