Banco Hipotecario mulls cross-border bonds

Banco Hipotecario mulls cross-border bonds

Argentina Bonds

Argentina's Banco Hipotecario has approved a $400m cross-border bond sale, but has yet to outline specific details.

The bank said it would choose bookrunners from a shortlist consisting of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Itau BBA, JPMorgan, Santander and UBS.

One banker questioned the logic of printing in dollars over Argentine pesos, with the latter option garnering heavy interest from a number of the country's financial institutions this year.

Banco Hipotecario sold the equivalent of $400m in peso-denominated bonds in October. BCP Securities, Deutsche Bank and Santander priced the three-year notes at 250bp over Badlar.