S’pore bank bonds more volatile amid fallout, but lenders not hit hard

The forced marriage of Credit Suisse and UBS involved wiping out some US$17 billion worth of Credit Suisse AT1 bonds. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
New: Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

SINGAPORE – Singapore banks have not been spared from the fallout of Credit Suisse’s takeover by UBS, with their Additional Tier 1 (AT1) bonds seeing more volatility since news of the deal.

AT1 bonds form part of banks’ capital adequacy requirements. Despite the recent volatility, the three local lenders are still well placed to shore up their capital if the need arises, experts said.

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and straitstimes.com

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.