The Australian bank capital note market has long been favored by income investors and is worth around $30 billion. Recent issues mean it's worth examining capital notes, their features and why you would consider investing. Both Westpac and Macquarie Bank have recently been in the market with a capital notes...
This month AMP issued a new hybrid. AMP planned to raise $200m via an issue of Capital Notes 2 (ASX code: AMPPB) securities, which it exceeded, raising $275m. The securities are perpetual, convertible, subordinated, non cumulative, unsecured notes and the proceeds used to fund “one or more APRA-regulated entities...
What is a bond? Companies often need to raise external funds to grow. There are two ways they can do this: Raise equity by issuing shares Take on debt by borrowing money Practically all companies use banks to borrow, but companies can also by-pass the banks and borrow from investors by...

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