New covered bond issue
Íslandsbanki has issued a new covered bond. The issue is a 3-year non-indexed issue, ISLA CB 16, for an amount of ISK 1,700,000,000 at a real yield of 6.35%. The bonds pay 6.2523% semi-annual interest.
In total, Íslandsbanki has now issued five series of covered bonds amounting to ISK 22.34bn since its inaugural issue in December 2011.
The bonds were sold to a broad group of investors.Trading is expected to commence on 22 October 2013 on the NASDAQ OMX Iceland. Market making for all of Íslandsbanki's covered bond issues is in the hands of MP bank.
The bonds are issued under Act 11/ 2008 on Covered Bonds which obliges the issuer to fulfil strict requirements, whereby the underlying cover pool must withstand a weekly stress test with regards to interest rates and exchange rates. The issuances are regulated by the Icelandic Financial Supervisory Authority which additionally appoints an independent inspector to monitor the issuances. Special cover pool reports on the covered bond issuances are published quarterly and can be found on Íslandsbanki's web.