Columbus Capital Awarded FinanceAsia’s 2019 Best Debt Finance Deal

By 6 February 2020May 31st, 2022Articles


Columbus Capital is delighted to have received FinanceAsia’s award last night for the Best
Debt Finance Deal of 2019 in Australia and New Zealand. The award relates to Columbus
Capital’s world first A$250 million all non-resident borrower residential mortgage backed
security (“RMBS”) that was issued in August last year.

Columbus Capital’s Chief Executive Officer Andrew Chepul said “It is an honour to accept
this award on behalf of all those involved in this innovative transaction. We are particularly
delighted with the confidence investors continue to show in Columbus Capital and our track
record of 14 RMBS issues totalling A$6.2 billion with no losses to the capital structure to
date. Our business continues to grow strongly with a loan portfolio that now exceeds A$5.5

In support of Columbus Capital’s growth strategy David Carroll and Jean du Plessis have
recently joined as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer respectively.

David has over 30 years of banking and finance experience with 20 years’ experience in
Australian structured finance. David most recently held a senior analytical role managing the
rating process for Australian structured finance transactions at Fitch Ratings.

Jean is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience in the financial services
sector. Jean most recently lead Credit Suisse’s investment banking coverage of the financial
services sector in Australia and New Zealand.

About Columbus Capital
Columbus Capital is a leading non-bank financial institution specialising in Australian
residential mortgage lending, third party loan servicing and trust management. Columbus
Capital was included within the 2019 Top 500 Private Companies list created by research
house IBISWorld and published annually by The Australian Financial Review. Columbus
Capital was founded in 2006 and has a loan portfolio in excess of A$5.5 billion.

Columbus Capital lends in Australia primarily through the wholesale lending brand Origin
Mortgage Management Services which services mortgage managers, and the online retail
brand Homestar. Homestar’s recent awards include Mozo 2019 Awards’ Experts Choice –
Low Cost Home Loan and Canstar 2019 Awards’ Outstanding Value – Home Lender.

For further information
Ilias Pavlopoulos +61 2 9273 8101
Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer