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WL BANK AG Westfaelische Landschaft Bodenkreditbank Jun 10
Standard & Poors, June 2010
Core member of the German cooperative banking sector. Strong market access through the cooperative bank network. Dominance of granular low-risk residential mortgage and public-sector loans. Moderate profitability and limited potential to diversify earnings. Increasing proportion of previously noncore and higher-risk commercial real estate business. Still adequate, but weak, capitalization compared with international peers'. The ratings on Germany-based WL BANK AG Westfaelische Landschaft Bodenkreditbank (WL BANK) reflect the bank's close integration into Germany's cooperative banking sector (collectively rated A+/Stable/A-1) and its role as a "core" institution based on Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' group methodology. We view the sector as a single economic group because of its system of solidarity and its protection scheme, which has prevented insolvencies of member institutions...
Companies mentioned in this report are: WL BANK AG Westfaelische Landschaft Bodenkreditbank
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WL BANK AG Westfaelische Landschaft Bodenkreditbank