Bank Rating

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Bank Rating

A measure of a bank's likelihood of remaining solvent. Credit ratings agencies conduct analysis in order to determine bank ratings; the criteria and the ratings themselves may change from time to time. Bank ratings are important to investors as they make certain investment decisions, such as whether to buy stock in a bank or in another company heavily exposed to the banking system. A bank rating should not be confused with an investment grade rating, though the concepts are somewhat similar.
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Following the revision to the Support Rating Floors, combined with strengthened VRs, the proportion of bank ratings globally on Negative Outlook fell significantly to just below 15 per cent from almost 25 per cent at end-March 2015.
Global Banking News-April 7, 2015--Russia to gradually phase out international bank ratings
However their deposit and debt ratings have been constrained by the respective country ceilings, and as a result any sovereign rating action has an impact on the bank ratings as well.
said Monday it has stopped assuming Japanese bank ratings will always be linked to Japanese government bond ratings.
Founded in 1974 and widely considered the industry standard for bank ratings, Thomson BankWatch monitors more than 400 banks, thrifts, securities firms, and insurance companies, providing the world's largest financial institutions, money managers, corporations, and government regulators with vital information on credit risk.
The overall trend of Fitch's bank ratings is still positive with a total of just under 12% of all ratings having a positive outlook.
Global Banking News-December 12, 2012--Credit Europe Bank ratings affirmed, outlook 'Stable'(C)2012 ENPublishing - http://www.
The vast majority of bank ratings are on Stable Outlook, and positive rating actions would most likely be a result of any further improvements in emerging market sovereign ratings.
Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) has made changes to bank ratings.
The operating environment for banks remains benign on an almost global basis, which is reflected in the considerable degree of stability shown by bank ratings.
Moss also will lead a discussion of his own on the role of external support and joint probability of default in bank ratings.
On 9 August Fitch downgraded NIBC Bank ratings to Long-term 'A' from 'AA-' (AA minus) and Short-term 'F1' from 'F1+' following the bank's announcement that a consortium led by the private equity firm J.