debt funds, mortgage trusts and RMBS funds (36 items)

Debelle demands action on rates swap

Any new securities that persist with BBSW as the interest rate benchmark "must have robust fall-back provisions" in order to be eligible for use in repo dealings with the Reserve Bank, Guy Debelle said yesterday.Or just use the cash rate, which will be the alternative anyway, an option the market is taking up super slowly. read more

Mutuals rattled amid S&P ratings clutter

Around a dozen mutual banks or credit unions, including one ASX listed bank, find their debt securities ineligible for use in repurchase operations with the Reserve Bank of Australia as of yesterday, thanks to an S&P Global Ratings downgrade that yanked the credit ratings of this group one notch lower.Quick punditry by sell-side analysts on the debt side settled on the smaller, and mostly mutual ADIs as the sub-set of Australian banks whose cost of funds in institutional markets may be most affected by the ratings jolt. read more

Briefs: Moore's irrelevance, and RBA tone softens

We've worked out readers find our news briefs pretty useful. Some days the briefs get more readers than views on the lead article and hits on other stories the editors thought warranted more time and length.Today's collation picks the best of the routine news flow since Friday morning. Old hat if you're a heavy business news consumer. It's a service for others. (And even select tasters for Monday's edition of Banking Day.)The routine news flow - thanks to the Fairfax strike since Wednesday - had a different calibre on Friday and today. Our brief on the RBA missive of the day, its Statement on Monetary Policy and its muted media reception elaborates. read more

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