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  • UOB sends positive signal to APAC covered bond issuers

    UOB sends positive signal to APAC covered bond issuers

    The outlook for Asian covered bond supply will have improved slightly in the wake of Tuesday’s deal from United Overseas Bank, particularly among Singaporean lenders. But issuance from Australia and New Zealand is expected to be more limited reflecting their banks' priority to get ahead with regulatory funding.

  • MREL is a paradox for small UK banks

    MREL is a paradox for small UK banks

    Little lenders are being pushed closer to collapse in the UK by rules that were supposed to make them more resilient. The Bank of England should take note.

  • Hungary euro covered bond issuance set for revival

    Hungary euro covered bond issuance set for revival

    After a decade of slumber, the market for euro-denominated Hungarian covered bonds could be poised to reopen. Hungary covered bonds may have a low country ceiling credit rating but the market is well protected and could offer positive yields.

  • Rare pair go small with senior pref deals

    Rare pair go small with senior pref deals

    As benchmark issuance remains on the side-lines, smaller issuers have come out to play, with rare borrowers Cassa Centrale Raiffeisen dell’Alto Adige and Luminor Bank on the hunt for deals Lilliputian in size on Tuesday. A handful of larger issuers are keeping a close eye, and could come to the market with small deals of their own in the coming weeks.

Covid-19 bonds

  • Bank senior Covid-19 response table

    Bank senior Covid-19 response table

    After the global eruption of the coronavirus pandemic, issuers such as governments, central banks and companies have been prompted to create new strategies to tackle the negative effects.




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Covid-19 Crisis

In Depth

  • UK moves early to dispel fears about bank capital buffers

    Markets rejoiced this week after the Bank of England proposed policy changes that will make it harder for UK lenders to run into automatic restrictions on their additional tier one coupons and equity dividends. The move was seen as a way of addressing concern about ‘buffer usability’, which has come to the fore during the Covid-19 pandemic.