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Funding mix

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Funding mix

Nykredit Groups´ main business activity is mortgage lending. The mortgage lending is carried out by Nykredit Realkredit which is incorporated as a specialized mortgage bank. According to Danish legislation mortgage banks are prohibited from taking deposits, issue guarantees or perform other financial services than mortgage lending and must only fund its mortgage lending by issuing covered bonds. Consequently covered bonds make up the vast majority of Nykredit Group’s funding.


Nykredit Bank is the groups deposit taking entity and performs all kinds of banking business except mortgage lending funded with covered bonds. The bank funds its lending and investment banking activities by a mix of retail and wholesale deposits and various types of capital market funding. It is the bank’s aim to have stable deposits at all times at least equal to loans to customers.


Maturity profile

The maturity profile of Nykredit Group’s funding reflects to a large extent the characteristics of the mortgage loan portfolio. About a quarter of Nykredit’s mortgage portfolio is funded to maturity - typically for 20 or 30 years. The loans and the issued bonds are typically callable at par value several times a year and Nykredit does therefore not incur any prepayment risk in relation to customers redeeming their loan early.


Mortgage loans with fixed rate for 1 to 5 years are popular in Denmark and these loans are funded to the first interest reset date. For these so-called Adjustable Rate Mortgages Nykredit rolls the funding by auctioning new bonds that will fund the loans until the next interest reset date.


In order to manage refinancing risk Nykredit auctions short dated covered bonds 4 times a year to fund maturing covered bonds. The auctions are held 30 to 50 days prior to maturity of the old bonds.

  Covered Bonds  Senior Secured  Senior Debt  Commercial Papers  Subordinated Capital 
Isuuer  Nykredit Realkredit Nykredit Realkredit  Nykredit Bank  Nykredit Bank  Nykredit Realkredit 


Mainly domestic  Domestic and international  EMTN  EURO CP  Mainly international 
Maturities 1-30 years  2-10 years 2-10 years  1-364 days  Long/perpetual 
Currencies DKK, EUR and SEK DKK and EUR  DKK and EUR  Scandi and all major  DKK and EUR 
Issuance frequency Daily  Regular  Regular  Daily  Rare