Nordea’s new Finnish covered entity mulls Q4 debut after demerger

Oct 5th, 2016
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Nordea Mortgage Bank, a new Finnish issuing entity established following a demerger of Nordea Bank Finland, is looking into possibilities in the euro market and could launch its first euro covered bond in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to an official at Nordea.

New LTV caps positive for Finnish covered bonds, says Moody’s

Jul 8th, 2016
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New caps on LTV ratios that took effect in Finland last week are credit positive for Finnish covered bonds, according to Moody’s, reducing credit risk at the whole-loan level and adding to protections in the Finnish covered bond framework.

Bonum €100m debut the first step in POP plan

Jun 4th, 2016

Bonum Bank issued its first public deal this week, a €100m three year FRN that will provide the basis for the future wholesale funding plans of the Finnish POP Bank Group, according to the issuer’s head of treasury, who said Bonum may target €250m issues in future.

Mortgage Society debut ‘explodes’, OP €1.25bn ‘awesome’

May 6th, 2016
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The Mortgage Society of Finland sold a debut, €250m five year covered bond on Monday, with demand of €850m surpassing expectations after the book built rapidly, according to the issuer’s head of funding. Fellow Finnish issuer OP sold a “blowout” €1.25bn seven year issue on Tuesday.

Mortgage Society of Finland set for H1 covered debut

Apr 1st, 2016
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The Mortgage Society of Finland is set to launch a debut, Eu250m covered bond from a new programme within the next three months and aims to become a frequent issuer, according to an official at the Finnish credit institution, after it received a preliminary AAA rating from S&P.

Nordea seeks OK to move Finnish covered to new issuer

Mar 4th, 2016
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Nordea today (Friday) launched a consent solicitation in respect of covered bonds issued by Nordea Bank Finland, seeking approval for a new demerged entity, Nordea Hypoteksbank, to assume the role of issuer while the Finnish bank is converted into a branch of the Swedish parent.

Specialist Finnish issuer expected under ‘One Nordea’ plan

Feb 26th, 2016
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Nordea is expected to establish a distinct Finnish covered bond issuer as part of a strategy whereby its Danish, Finnish and Norwegian banking subsidiaries will become branches of the Swedish parent, a move that will be put to the group’s annual general meeting next month.

Sp Central Bank avoids turmoil with €250m FRN

Jan 22nd, 2016

The Central Bank of Savings Banks Finland sold its second public bond issue on Tuesday, choosing what proved to be a slim window of stability to print a €250m two year senior unsecured FRN that the bank’s head of treasury said will fund a mortgage bank the group is establishing.

Record krona Tier 2 offers Pohjola attractive alternative to euros

Aug 21st, 2015
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Pohjola Bank turned to the Swedish krona market to raise Tier 2 debt on Tuesday after having retreated from a planned euro issue in June, and in doing so sold a Skr3.5bn FRN that is the largest single-tranche Tier 2 in the Swedish market and which market participants said offered savings for the Finnish issuer.

Finnish SIFIs designated by Finanssivalvonta, Moody’s deems positive

Jul 17th, 2015

A move by the Finnish FSA (Finanssivalvonta) to designate Nordea Bank Finland, OP Financial Group, Danske Bank and Municipality Finance as systemically important credit institutions, and therefore impose upon them additional capital requirements, is credit positive for the affected banks, according to Moody’s.