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Ratings On Banco Popular's Mortgage Covered Bonds Placed On CreditWatch Negative
Standard & Poors, July 2009
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OVERVIEW The downgrade of Banco Popular has triggered our CreditWatch negative placement of its c-dulas hipotecarias (mortgage covered bonds). As of July 10, Banco Popular has issued 12 CHs with an outstanding balance -12.238 billion. MADRID (Standard & Poor's) July 10, 2009-Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today placed on CreditWatch negative its 'AAA' credit ratings on all issuances of c-dulas hipotecarias (CHs; mortgage covered bonds) by Spanish bank Banco Popular Espa-ol, S.A. (Banco Popular). This CreditWatch placement follows today's lowering of our long-term counterparty credit rating on Banco Popular to A/Negative/A-1 from A+/Negative/A-1 (see "Related Research" below). Under our current rating methodology for Spanish CHs, the issuer's counterparty credit rating--together with other features such as the overcollateralization level and the...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Banco Popular Espanol, S.A.
Action: On CreditWatch:Negative
Banco Popular Espanol, S.A.