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Summary: Westfaelische Landschaft Bodenkreditbank AG Aug 02
Standard & Poors, August 2002
The ratings on WL-Bank follow Standard & Poor's review of the German cooperative banking sector that is driven by further weakened core profitability as a result of persisting margin pressure and insufficient efficiency improvements despite the ongoing consolidation process. The ratings also take into account DZ Bank Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank AG's (DZ Bank; A-/Negative/A-2) deteriorating business profile. The ratings on WL-Bank reflect its status as one of the four mortgage banks in the cooperative sector, its integration within the sector, and its inclusion in the sector's comprehensive protection scheme. However, the ratings on WL-Bank also reflect its strong asset quality, favorable credit-loss record, low profitability levels, and adequate capitalization. The ratings on WL-Bank's Hypotheken and -ffentliche Pfandbriefe mainly reflect the amount...
Companies mentioned in this report are: WL BANK AG Westfaelische Landschaft Bodenkreditbank
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WL BANK AG Westfaelische Landschaft Bodenkreditbank