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Debt markets

Accessing business finance through institutional investors

The debt markets offer a funding alternative to larger UK corporates.

Essentially, debt capital markets offer businesses the opportunity to access our extensive and global pool of institutional investors who are looking for investment opportunities.

By using your debt to provide those opportunities, you could benefit from a form of financing which can cost less than other alternatives, and adds diversity to your funding.

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With securitisation, it is possible to achieve funding terms that are more favourable than if, for example, your business took out a loan.

How securitisation works

A fast-growing area, the process bundles your revenue sources to form the basis for an investment opportunity to be offered to investors across the world.

A special purpose vehicle (SPV) is created on which to launch the debt. If the credit quality is good, investor demand can be high.

Our securitisation credentials

Our NatWest Markets business has extensive securitisation experience. It is ranked top two in the global securitisation league table, underwriting over 151 billion of public new issues in 2005.

Working with you

Our Corporate Risk Solutions teams across the UK regions can work with you to understand your business and financial needs. They will then work with NatWest Markets securitisation specialists to create a funding structure that meets your needs.

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If you have a large businesses looking to raise finance on the debt markets, but you do not have a high credit rating, a private placement could be the answer.

How private placements work

Private placements are a type of bond issuance. They enable you to raise finance from an extensive pool of investors across the globe.

Those investors will benefit from a higher rate of return because a lower credit rating will mean a higher risk. The investors can also invest without unnecessary publicity

Our private placements credentials

Private placements are highly specialist financing structures. The expertise of our Corporate & Institutional Banking business in this field has led us to being a long-term leader in the arranging of domestic and cross-border debt private placements.

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If you're a large corporate organisation looking to explore debt finance as a way of fuelling your business growth and ambitions, the bond market could offer the answer

The bond market offers an alternative to conventional financing. In essence, it gives your business the opportunity to publicly source funding from investors who are looking for opportunities to expand their portfolio or diversify into new markets.

Our bonds credentials

RBS Corporate & Institutional Banking are recognised experts in acting as a central organising and structuring point - or bookrunning, as its known. We act on bond issuances around the world on behalf of corporates, financial institutions and the public sector.

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