Banking Act 1959

Part II - Provisions relating to the carrying on of banking business  

Division 3A - Covered bonds  

SECTION 24   24   Guide to this Division  

This Division provides for the issue of covered bonds by ADIs.

An ADI issuing covered bonds must provide assets to secure the covered bonds and related liabilities. These assets are held by a covered bond special purpose vehicle. Some of the assets held by the covered bond special purpose vehicle form the cover pool for the covered bonds.

The ADI must not issue covered bonds if the combined value of assets in cover pools securing covered bonds issued by the ADI would exceed 8%, or such other percentage as is prescribed by the regulations, of the value of the ADI ' s assets in Australia.

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