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Research Update: Australian-Based bankmecu ?BBB+/A-2? Ratings Affirmed On Revised Criteria; Outlook Stable Dec 11 Product Image

Research Update: Australian-Based bankmecu ?BBB+/A-2? Ratings Affirmed On Revised Criteria; Outlook Stable Dec 11

  • ID: 2031406
  • December 2011
  • Standard & Poors

Abstract
Following a review of mecu Ltd. (trading as "bankmecu") under Standard & Poor's revised bank criteria (published Nov. 9, 2011), we have affirmed our 'BBB+/A-2' issuer credit ratings on bankmecu. The outlook is stable. Our ratings on bankmecu reflect the anchor stand-alone credit profile for a bank operating only in Australia; plus bankmecu's weak business position, very strong capital and earnings, adequate risk position, below average funding, and adequate liquidity. The stable outlook reflects our opinion that bankmecu will retain its current low-risk business focus, and continue to perform well. As previously announced, on Dec. 13, 2011, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its issuer credit ratings on bankmecu at 'BBB+/A-2'. The outlook on the ratings is stable. Our ratings...

Companies mentioned in this report are: mecu Ltd.
Action: Affirmed
Action: Outlook: Stable

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