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RBS launches first mortgage securitisation since crunch

RBS has launched a £4.7bn residential mortgage-backed security for the first time since the credit crunch began.

According to the Financial Times, the bank is returning to the asset backed security market, which was the epicentre of the financial crash, in an attempt to raise capital as it looks to return to full private ownership.

The FT says the contents of the security will be finanlised in the coming weeks.

This news comes after a recent Treasury green paper which argued that securitisation is crucial in reinvigourating the UK mortgage lending market.


FT story



Sesame Bankhall calls on Osborne to give savers a boost

Sesame Bankhall Group executive chairman Ivan Martin has written an open letter calling on the Government and the FSA to give the regulator a mandate to boost the UK savings market. Martin (pictured) has penned an open letter to chancellor George Osborne and FSA chief executive Hector Sants which argues that the trend towards fewer […]

Government launches social bond

The Ministry of Justice and Social Finance has launched the world’s first social impact bond for investment in improved social incomes. The first bond pilot has been officially launched today and will fund social organisations working to reduce re-offending rates of short sentence male prisoners leaving Peterborough Prison. The Ministry of Justice has agreed to […]

End of age 75 rule could boost scheme pensions

Scrapping the age 75 annuitisation rules could boost the market for scheme pensions by offering wealthy savers a way to sidestep the proposed cap on retirement income, according to Sipp specialist Hornbuckle Mitchell. Director Mary Stewart says thousands of pensioners in capped drawdown could be tempted to move to a scheme pension to take advantage […]

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