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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Fitch has therefore removed Support Rating Floors (SRF) from some bank ratings. (A SRF reflects our view of the likelihood that a rated entity will receive extraordinary state support, if needed.) This has led to the downgrade of bank ratings that were previously driven by the SRF.
The eventual impact on bank ratings will depend not only on how banks respond to the new competition and the particular vulnerabilities of their business models, but also on the response from authorities and regulators to fintech's growing clout," he concluded.
Weiss released 2016 Global Bank Ratings with special report on impact of Brexit and Eurozone crisis and reported that among the 38 Eurozone banks covered, none are rated higher than a C+.
"The confirmation of the long-term deposit rating at Baa1 is a very positive outcome in the current circumstances, at a time of downward pressure on bank ratings," GIB chief executive Abdulaziz Al Helaissi said.
Lafferty Bank Quality Rating's first 100 global bank ratings are to appear in a new quarterly journal, called Lafferty Bank Quality Ratings, this month.
The outlooks for the bank ratings upgraded today are stable.
Fitch Ratings has affirmed bank ratings for Australia.
This rating action concludes a review with direction uncertain that Moody's initiated in March 2009, prompted by F&C's default on repayment of US$ 70 mln of syndicated debt which triggered a downgrade of the bank ratings after which the ratings were left under review with direction uncertain.
Summary: Possible multiple defaults related to Dubai World's debt restructuring could lead to downgrades in UAE bank ratings, but international banks exposed to the conglomerate are unlikely to be affected, Moody's said on Tuesday.AaThe ratings agency also said it estimated the Dubai government and its related entities have debt of $100 billion - higher than the market estimate of around $80 billion.
said Monday it has stopped assuming Japanese bank ratings will always be linked to Japanese government bond ratings.
Moody's report foresaw no short-term changes in Nordic bank ratings because of the impact of the Internet, but said that longer term bank ratings could be affected positively or negatively.
In the jurisdictions where significant sovereign uplift in bank ratings is prevalent, banks tend not to issue much debt as they are mainly deposit funded.