The Federal Government has launched an inquiry to investigate ways to expand the corporate bond market in Australia and provide mum and dad investors with easier, cheaper access to debt securities. The Committee will consider the tax treatment of corporate bonds as well as the Corporations Act 2001 to determine...
Each month Fixed Income News Australia provides a wrap of all the latest bond issues and changes from around Australia. Economic data No RBA meeting in January, the cash rate remains at 0.75% Devastating bushfires across five states, the Insurance Council of Australia says $800m in claims since September and...
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FlexiGroup Limited (ASX: FXL) ( has announced the pricing of A$265m asset-backed securities (“ABS”), supported by a pool of unsecured, consumer receivables originated in Australia under its rebranded Buy Now Pay Later offering - humm. Flexigroup is a regular ABS issuer and has been executing securitisations of its Buy Now...
National Australia Bank (NAB) today priced a $300 million green bond that will help improve the environmental performance of shopping centres owned by QIC Shopping Centre Fund (QSCF), one of the largest shopping centre landlords in Australia. The QSCF green bond is the world’s first Climate Bond-certified green bond to...
T he Australian ETF market attracted $4.3b in new cash flows in the third quarter of 2019, the highest quarterly cash flows ever recorded. The mammoth inflows contributed to the market surpassing $8.9b for the year to date, eclipsing the $8.1b received in 2017 with still three months to go according...
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