[MLT] Research Update: New Zealand Association of Credit Unions Raised To ?BB+? On Revised Bank Criteria; Outlook Stable Dec 11
- Language: English
- Published: December 2011
- Region: New Zealand
Our ratings on NZACU reflect the anchor stand-alone credit profile (SACP) for a financial institution operating only in New Zealand, plus NZACU's "weak" business position, "adequate" capital and earnings, "adequate" risk position, "below average" funding, and "adequate" liquidity. Our bank criteria use the BICRA economic risk and industry risk scores to determine a bank's anchor SACP, the starting point in assigning an ICR.-The anchor SACP for a bank operating only in New Zealand is 'bbb+'.-The BICRA score factors in our evaluation of economic risk, where we view that: New Zealand is an open, flexible, and well-developed economy; risk of economic imbalances have eased following some deleveraging in the private sector and an orderly wind down of real estate prices in...
Companies mentioned in this report are: New Zealand Assn. of Credit Unions,Credit Union Insurance Ltd.
Action: Various Rating Actions
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New Zealand Assn. of Credit Unions,Credit Union Insurance Ltd.