Asset Quality


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Asset Quality

A measure of the likelihood of default of a loan or lease, combined with a measure of its marketability. That is, asset quality is a measure of the price at which a bank or other financial institution can sell a loan or lease to a third party, as determined by the borrower or lessee, especially by a bond issuer. Credit ratings agencies determine credit quality in order to provide bond ratings; they may change these from time to time. FICO scores are measures of the credit quality of individuals. See also: Investment-grade, Junk.
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Microfinance portfolios of small finance banks and non-bank microfinance institutions (together referred to as MFIs) are showing a distinct improvement and stability in asset quality since June 2017, shrugging off the impact of demonetisation, which had cranked up delinquencies, affected borrower behaviour and worsened asset quality.
Dubai: Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) which undertook a massive five-year transformation strategy between 2008 and 2013 focusing on cleaning its balance sheet is very conscious of maintaining strong asset quality.
The affirmation of the banks' IDRs, which are driven by their viability ratings (VRs), reflects Fitch's view that the risks from the slowdown of the cyclical domestic economy have largely been factored into the banks' relatively low rating levels, which also reflect the banks' narrow franchises, high balance sheet concentrations, vulnerable asset quality and moderate capital buffers," said the message.
Today's affirmation of the ratings reflects GIB's: (1) strong capital and liquidity buffers; (2) improvements in the bank's asset quality metrics; (3) a reduction in the level of concentrations of the bank's asset base; and (4) weak profitability relative to peers operating in the same region.
Global Banking News-December 31, 2014--Barclays India CEO says asset quality robust
The affirmations reflect Financial Federal's exceptional asset quality metrics, funding profile, and disciplined use of leverage.
Global Banking News-August 7, 2013--Portuguese banks to face increased asset quality degradation in 2014(C)2013 ENPublishing - http://www.
The upgrade in Agricola's Individual and L-T IDR reflect sustained improvements in capitalization, operating efficiency, and asset quality, as the bank has been able to rapidly lower the level of non-earning assets, although these continue to weigh on its financial profile.
Global Banking News-December 7, 2012--Moody's not happy with asset quality of Indian banks(C)2012 ENPublishing - http://www.
Fitch recognizes SBIB's improved earnings and balance sheet fundamentals as well as better asset quality resulting from more robust credit administration.
TN's ratings reflect its sound profitability, liquidity and capital base, as well as its satisfactory asset quality, as well as the improvement in the operating environment, although it remains potentially volatile.
The ratings assigned to General are underpinned by its strong local franchise, sound asset quality and capitalization, robust profitability, and adequate liquidity, while also considering its limited revenue diversification, narrowing margins due to the increasing competition and some asset-liability tenor mismatches.