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Summary: Ratings On Four Lloyds TSB Bank PLC SBPA-Backed And Assured Guaranty Municipal Corp.-Insured Issues Lowered To 'AA-/A-1'; Insured Liquidity; Multifamily Whole Loan Jan 12
Standard & Poors, January 2012
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its ratings on four Lloyds TSB Bank PLC standby bond purchase agreement (SBPA)-backed and Assured Guaranty Municipal Corp.-insured U.S. public finance issues to 'AA-/A-1' from 'AA+/A-1'. These actions follow Standard & Poor's Nov. 29, 2011, downgrade of its ratings on Lloyds TSB Bank PLC and Assured Guaranty Municipal Corp. (AGM)to 'A/A-1' and 'AA-' from 'A+/A-1' and 'AA+', respectively, and removal of the rating on AGM from CreditWatch with negative implications (please see "Standard & Poor's Applies Its Revised Bank Criteria To 37 Of The Largest Rated Banks And Certain Subsidiaries," published Nov. 29, 2011, and "Assured Guaranty Ltd. And Operating Companies Downgraded; Outlook Stable," published Nov. 30, 2011, on RatingsDirect on the Global Credit...
Companies mentioned in this report are: New Jersey Hsg & Mtg Fin Agy,Assured Guaranty Municipal Corp.,Lloyds TSB Bank PLC
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New Jersey Hsg & Mtg Fin Agy,Assured Guaranty Municipal Corp.,Lloyds TSB Bank PLC