Peru-based Banco de Credito Peru (BCP) has finally closed an electronic-wire transaction featuring a similar structure to the Banco Nacional de Mexico, S.A. (Banamex) deal which closed last year (ASR 1/8/01 p.1). The deal, backed by non-treasury electronic-wire transfers, is a first-ever out of Peru and the second of its kind out of Latin America.

Political unrest in the country delayed the CCR Inc. MT-100 Payment Rights Master Trust from coming to market before the end of 2000. The $100 million certificates series 2001-A are due Jan. 10, 2008. The deal was led by ING Barings and MBIA Insurance Corp. provided a financial guarantee.

As a result, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services and Moody's Investors Service were able to rate the transaction AAA. S&P also said the rating reflects the investment-grade stand-alone rating assigned to the transaction, which is higher than BCP's local currency counterparty rating of BB-pi. Moody's said the shadow rating on the deal was investment-grade.

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