SCBC prices tight with first soft bullet
The Swedish Covered Bond Corporation (SBAB) was set to issue a €1bn deal at a historically tight level of 1bp over mid-swaps on a comfortably oversubscribed book on Tuesday. Although the issuer has been out of the market for three years and is considered a solid credit, the deal lacked some of the sparkle of issues seen earlier this month, possibly due to its soft bullet structure.
HSH trade builds on CBPP3 momentum
HSH Nordbank opened books on Tuesday on an Aa3-rated €500m no-grow seven year mortgage-backed Pfandbrief, its second covered bond deal of 2014. Bankers said the level of oversubscription was further evidence of the divergence in popularity between covered bonds likely to be included in the ECB’s third covered bond purchase programme (CBPP3) and those which are likely to be outside, such as Tuesday’s other euro-denominated benchmark, from Swedish Covered Bond Corporation.
DNB shows CBPP3 price tiering
DNB Boligkreditt returned to the euro covered bond market on Monday to issue its first deal of the year. The transaction looked set to price comfortably through mid-swaps, but it did not enjoy the same degree of price tension as recently issued and highly rated core covered bonds that are likely to be included in the European Central Bank’s third purchase programme (CBPP3).