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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Alice Gledhill' s stories

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  • EU Council adopts creditor hierarchy directive

    People & Markets | 08 December 2017

    The European Council last week adopted a long-awaited directive on the ranking of unsecured debt instruments in bank insolvency proceedings.

  • At last: Basel capital rules agreed

    People & Markets | 08 December 2017

    Financial regulators have finally agreed a deal to harmonise global banking rules, capping a decade-long effort to make banks more resilient and a year-long row over a key measure.

  • EU Council adopts creditor hierarchy directive

    Ticker | 07 December 2017

    The European Council on Thursday adopted a long-awaited directive on the ranking of unsecured debt instruments in bank insolvency proceedings.

  • Supply grinds to a halt as FIG issuers take stock

    Ticker | 06 December 2017

    The financials sector fell silent on Wednesday, although the reception for LBBW and Cattolica yesterday clearly demonstrated that the market remains very much open for business.

  • Italian flag waves in front of The "Altare della Patria"

    Investors salivate over sub-IG Cattolica bond

    Ticker | 05 December 2017

    Books for Cattolica Assicurazioni’s first benchmark were over €3bn at the guidance level, but bankers wondered whether international investors had fallen away after leads pushed pricing even further.

  • Dutch

    Netherlands set to jump on SNP bandwagon

    Ticker | 05 December 2017

    The Dutch government is laying the groundwork for senior non-preferred debt, a move that will be welcomed by its banks that have been sidelined by this new market until now.

  • Cattolica eyes first benchmark following BPM deal

    Ticker | 04 December 2017

    Cattolica Assicurazioni is wrapping up the roadshow for its first euro benchmark Tier 2, a deal it will use to help finance the acquisition of a 65% share in bancassurance joint ventures from Banco BPM.

  • Direct Line

    Direct Line revamps capital with first sterling RT1

    Ticker | 01 December 2017

    Direct Line Insurance Group has sold the first sterling Restricted Tier 1 debt, combining the trade with a tender offer designed to improve its capital structure and debt profile.

  • The Millennium BCP flag and the Portugal flag are seen at the bank headquarters in Lisbon

    BCP's Tier 2 cements Portuguese revival

    Top News | 01 December 2017

    Banco Comercial Portugues shrugged off an investor boycott to raise new Tier 2 capital last week, an encouraging sign as the Portuguese banking sector ramps up its efforts to rebuild its capital through the institutional debt market.

  • TSB Bank carves out £500m with debut covered

    Bonds | 01 December 2017

    TSB Bank’s debut sterling covered bond has put the bank on a strong footing for future issuance, coming just 1bp back from where frequent issuer Santander UK recently brought a trade.

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