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Research Update: Ratings On N.Z.?s PSIS Ltd. Raised To 'BBB-/A-3' On Resilient Business And Financial Risk Profiles; Outlook Stable May 11

  • ID: 1807751
  • May 2011
  • Standard & Poors
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PSIS Ltd. is a retail-focused financial services provider in New Zealand. We view PSIS' business profile as having demonstrated resilience through the recent difficult operating environment in New Zealand, particularly for non bank deposit takers, and also view its financial risk profile as supportive of its rating. We have raised the long-term counterparty credit ratings on PSIS Ltd. (PSIS) to 'BBB-/A-3' from 'BB+/B', and revised the outlook on the ratings to stable from positive. On May 27, 2011, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised its counterparty credit ratings on New Zealand-based PSIS Ltd. (PSIS) to 'BBB-/A-3' from 'BB+/B', and revised the outlook to stable, from positive. The rating upgrade reflects PSIS' strong membership support, which underpins a sound and reasonably...

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Action: Upgraded

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