BNZ flops as Aussie banks fill euro demand

20 Jan 2012

While Australian banks got a multi-currency array of public and private covered bonds away this week after their trio of inaugural euro benchmarks last week, a further sale in the currency by one issuer’s New Zealand subsidiary flopped. Despite Bank of New Zealand’s significant over-collateralisation and ultra-low loan to value ratio, its quintet of lead managers had to postpone its expected deal.

DZ Bank, JP Morgan, National Australia Bank, Natixis and UniCredit gave no indication of when the issue may return. "There were some other issues that we needed to resolve. Unlike Australia, New Zealand does not have a covered bond law. So, as you might expect, there’s been a ...

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