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Barclays Bank S.A. Dec 10

  • Published: December 2010
  • Standard & Poors


  • Barclays Bank PLC
  • Barclays Bank S.A.
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Ownership by and core status within Barclays Bank PLC. Significant weight of low-risk residential mortgages in the loan portfolio. Limited market risk. Weak profitability, severely affected by declining margins and large impairment charges. Accelerated asset quality deterioration. High single-name concentration in the real estate developer lending portfolio. Lower market share and diversification than larger nationwide players. The ratings on Spain-based Barclays Bank S.A. (BBSA) primarily reflect the bank's core status within U.K.-based Barclays Bank PLC (Barclays, AA-/Negative/A-1+). Standard & Poor's Ratings Services also views as supportive factors for the ratings the significant weight of high-quality residential mortgages in BBSA's loan portfolio, and BBSA's limited market risk. Negative rating factors include weak profitability; significant credit risk embedded in BBSA's commercial loan...

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