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Friday, 23 February 2018

Alice Gledhill' s stories

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  • NBG

    Greek bank close to re-opening trade

    Top News | 22 September 2017

    National Bank of Greece is close to mandating a €300m-€500m three-year covered bond, according to sources familiar with the matter, in what would be the first Greek bank bond sold since 2014.

  • Portugal ponders return to syndication

    Bonds | 22 September 2017

    Portugal’s debt was on a tear last week after S&P became the first of the three main ratings agencies since the eurozone crisis to move the sovereign back into investment-grade territory, and some say the market is now ripe for a syndication.

  • Finland move has 'zero impact' on Nordea senior

    Bonds | 22 September 2017

    Nordea sold its first major currency bond since revealing plans to move its headquarters to Finland, but despite ruffling feathers in Sweden, the move had no impact on the bank’s euro senior funding costs.

  • The logos of Dutch banking and insurance group SNS Reaal are seen in Utrecht

    Strong opener for de Volksbank in senior

    Ticker | 21 September 2017

    De Volksbank made a strong entry into the senior unsecured market, opening up a new source of funding in another sign of its successful rehabilitation after wiping out bondholders in 2013.

  • Caffil logo

    Caffil sticks to 10s but open to 30-year

    Ticker | 21 September 2017

    Caisse Francaise de Financement Local all but completed its €6bn funding target for 2017 with a 10-year covered benchmark this week, its tightest ever print at the tenor.

  • NN Bank logo

    NN Bank joins pool of Dutch covered issuers

    Ticker | 21 September 2017

    NN Bank is preparing to sell its first euro covered bond, plumping for the conditional pass-through format that has become popular with Dutch issuers.

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    Caffil first out of the blocks, Totta close behind

    Ticker | 18 September 2017

    Caisse Francaise de Financement Local was the first covered bond issuer to wade back into the market following last week’s Euromoney/ECBC conference, though Banco Santander Totta was not far behind with a 10-year mandate of its own.

  • NBG

    NBG close to mandating short-dated euro covered

    Ticker | 18 September 2017

    National Bank of Greece (NBG) is close to mandating a €300m-€500m three-year covered bond, according to sources familiar with the matter, which would be the first Greek bank bond sold since 2014.

  • Bank of Ireland lays foundation with first holdco issue

    Bonds | 15 September 2017

    Bank of Ireland’s first transaction from its new holding company comprised both US dollar and sterling tranches, widening its buyer base as it embarks on a multi-billion MREL issuance programme.

  • Banco BPM reopens Italian sub market

    Bonds | 15 September 2017

    Banco BPM successfully reopened the market for Italy’s second tier banks last Thursday, pricing a €500m Tier 2, the first euro Italian subordinated debt sale since the liquidation of Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza.