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Wednesday, 14 December 2022

Premium Card issues EGP 201 mn in securitized bonds

Premium Card closes seventh securitized bond issuance: Consumer finance firm Premium International for Credit Services (Premium Card) has issued EGP 200.6 mn worth of securitized bonds, our friends at EFG Hermes, which advised on the transaction, said in a statement (pdf) yesterday. The bond was issued in a 10-month tranche with a Prime-1 rating and a three-year tranche with an A rating from Middle East Rating Services (MERIS).

Premium is now more than halfway through its EGP 2 bn securitization program: The company has issued two-thirds (c. EGP 1.3 bn) of the program it began in October 2019.

Advisors: EFG Hermes was the sole financial advisor, sole transaction manager, and bookrunner, underwriter, and arranger on the issuance. CIB and the National Bank of Egypt acted as underwriters.

2022: The year of securitization. The total value of securitized bond issuances brought to market this year now stands at some EGP 45.4 bn, almost triple the EGP 15.8 bn taken to market last year.

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