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Nykredit auction first under new refi law, impact ‘insignificant’

May 29th, 2014

Nykredit sold some Dkr13bn (Eu1.74bn) of one year ARM bonds this week in the first auctions of covered bonds that feature maturity extension triggers in accordance with new legislation, and market participants said the auctions, although small, show demand to be largely unaffected by the changes.

Is there a larger role for FRN covered bonds?

Apr 10th, 2014

Following the first issuance of a euro covered bond to incorporate fixed and floating rate tranches by UniCredit in January Crédit Agricole CIB analysts explore investor opinions of floating rate notes.

Season’s Greetings from Nordic FIs & Covered and best wishes for 2014!

Dec 12th, 2013
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This will be our last update of the year for Nordic Financial Institutions & Covered Bonds and The Covered Bond Report and Crédit Agricole CIB would like to take the opportunity to wish our readers season’s greetings and all the best for 2014!

Danske beats expectations but pares down full year guidance

Aug 1st, 2013
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Danske Bank’s second quarter results announced today (Thursday) beat expectations but the bank lowered its guidance for the full year. The Danish lender reported after a slew of results from other major Nordic banks in July.

Handelsbanken ¥50.5bn debut wraps up Nordic Samurai spree

Jun 27th, 2013

Svenska Handelsbanken rounded off a Samurai issuance spree from Nordic and other European banks today (Thursday), pricing a ¥50.5bn (Eu396m, Skr3.47bn) four tranche transaction inside Swedish peer Nordea.

Aktia in smooth changeover from REMB with Eu500m first

Jun 20th, 2013

Aktia Bank sold a Eu500m no-grow five year covered bond on Monday, successfully inaugurating a new programme the Finnish group has set up to take over its covered bond funding from Aktia Real Estate Mortgage Bank.

Swedbank, Riksbank win in The CBR Awards for Excellence

May 17th, 2013

Swedbank and Sveriges Riksbank came out as winners in The Covered Bond Report’s inaugural Awards for Excellence, which were announced on Tuesday, while Stadshypotek was highly commended.

Nordic FIs & Covered commended at Media Pioneers

Apr 25th, 2013
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The Covered Bond Report was commended by judges in the 2013 Media Pioneers Awards yesterday (Wednesday) for Nordic FIs & Covered, and we would like to thank our readers, contacts and partner Crédit Agricole CIB for helping make this possible.

Nordic FIs & Covered nominated for Media Pioneer award

Apr 4th, 2013
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We are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted by an industry body for a Media Pioneer award, and we would like to thank you, our readers, for contributing to the success of the publication.