by spglobal 01/19/2021
In its Covered Bond Market Insights reports, S&P Global Ratings presents the Norwegian and Finnish covered bond markets, explains how the relevant legal framework works, provides an overview on the mortgage markets, and compares key characteristics of the existing programs. In our view, solid economies, stable ratings and outlooks on most issuers, and strong sovereigns will continue to support ratings stability for both Norwegian and Finnish covered bonds despite the COVID-19 pandemic. As vaccine rollouts in several countries continue, S&P Global Ratings believes there remains a high degree of uncertainty about the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic and its economic effects. Widespread immunization, which certain countries might achieve by midyear, will help pave the way for a return to more
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