SME covered bonds on the agenda at ABI shindig

By Bill Thornhill
08 May 2014

The Italian Banking Association (ABI) conference kicked off in Milan on Wednesday, where participants discussed amendments to the Obbligazioni Bancarie Garantite framework and considered ways to induce SME lending with reference to the newly proposed Obbligazioni Bancarie Collateralizzate framework and the ABS market.

One of the main focus points for discussion was the continued funding disparity between small and medium sized enterprises located in France and Germany and those in Italy.

“This divergence is narrowing but we still have it,” said one banker attending the conference. “There needs to be ...

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