Westpac Capital Notes 4

Discussion in 'Other Asset Classes' started by tvadera, 17th May, 2016.

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  1. tvadera

    tvadera Well-Known Member

    20th Oct, 2015

    Got below offer from my trading account

    Any one has purchased capital notes from any lender previously?
    Risks/ Benefits?
    Things to watch out for?

    If anyone has done it, your experience would help a lot

    Thanks in advance.


    • Westpac Banking Corporation (ABN 33 007 457 141) (“Westpac”)
    Minimum Investment

    • Applications must be for a minimum of 50 Notes ($5,000).
    • If your application is for more than 50 Notes, you must apply in multiples of 10 Notes ($1,000) thereafter.
    Type of Security

    • Capital Note
    Size of Offer

    • $750 million, with the ability to raise more or less
    Issue Price

    • $100 per Note

    • Expected to be in the range of 4.90% to 5.10% per annum and will be determined at the end of the Bookbuild
    Distribution Rate

    • (90 day Bank Bill Rate + Margin) x (1 – Tax Rate)
    • As an example, the 90 day Bank Bill Rate at 12 May 2016 was 1.9950%
    ASX Quotation

    • Westpac will apply for the Notes to be quoted on the ASX and the Notes are expected to trade under the ASX code WBCPG.

    • Before investing in the Notes, you should consider whether the Notes are a suitable investment for you. The MoneySmart website (www.moneysmart.gov.au) is run by ASIC to help people make smart choices about their personal finances. In particular, it includes guidance for retail investors who are considering investing in bonds.
    • Notes are subject to risks which could affect their performance, including distribution rate risk and market price fluctuation. Information about the key risks of investing in Notes and an investment in Westpac are detailed in Section 5 of the Prospectus.
  2. Mortgage Capital Australia

    Mortgage Capital Australia Mortgage Broker & Private Lender Business Member

    20th Jun, 2015
    Westpac are the 2nd of the major Banks to have issued such an issue this year and NAB are considering it also.

    Similar to convertible preference shares where you receive a regular interest repayments. At a date in the future you have the right to convert the note to ordinary shares or receive a cash equivalent.

    Just understand that capital notes are the most junior security issued by a structured investment vehicle.

    All in all if you are happy with Westpac's secutity a circa 7% Annual return in the current climate is fairly attractive.

    Personally i prefer Sydney Airport inflation linked 2030 bonds.


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