Structured finance

News analysis

  • Momentum grows for EU covered bond regime

    03 December 2013

    Industry support for an EU-wide covered bonds framework has grown over the past 12 months, with investors and issuers agreeing that harmonisation would help safeguard the asset class’s preferential regulatory treatment

  • SME covered bonds’ dubious future

    03 December 2013

    Covered bonds backed by loans to small and medium-sized enterprises will remain a niche product of established issuers from mature markets

  • The covered bond issuers set to adopt pass-through

    03 December 2013

    Conditional pass-through and soft bullet structures will come to the fore in next year’s European covered bond market, as issuers look at new ways to deal with short-term liquidity gaps