Articles tagged with:
loan market

  • Solar panels in the foreground of business buildings

    Loan Market Association establishes framework for green loans

    The LMA’s newly-released Green Loan Principles provide a standardised reference point for the budding wholesale green loan market.

  • Person handing over money to someone as a loan

    Click and collect: municipal borrowing made easy

    Preparations for borrowing by the Swiss municipality of Allschwil used to be a labour-intensive process for Head of Sector Finance and Taxation, Joseph Hammel. With the arrival of a new online platform, the workload has been reduced to a few clicks.

  • View out of aeroplane window, flying over city

    Window of opportunity

    Treasurers are taking advantage of favourable market conditions for debt financing – but which funding routes are most attractive in the current market? And with the ECB beginning to wind down its quantitative easing programme, how long will the current window of opportunity remain open?

  • Business meeting taking place in the afternoon

    Welcome to the syndicate

    A syndicated loan is often part of a wider financing strategy, allowing a company direct access to both banks and institutional investors. But why might a corporate use a syndicated loan and how are these arranged and managed? We go back to basics to find out.

  • Hiker walking in the moutains on a trail with flowers

    China’s credit challenge

    The syndicated loan has proved a useful product in supporting China’s recent growth. But will the strong demand for loans seen in recent years continue? And if it does, will the banks be in a strong enough position to meet it? We take a look at some of the key challenges now facing the markets fuelling China’s growth engine.