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Research Update: Banca di Credito Cooperativo dell'Alta Padovana Lowered To 'BBB-/A-3'; Put On Watch Negative Sep 08
Standard & Poors, September 2008
On Sept. 24, 2008, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its long- and short-term counterparty credit ratings on Italian cooperative bank Banca di Credito Cooperativo dell'Alta Padovana SCaRL to 'BBB-/A-3' from 'BBB/A-2'. At the same time, we placed the ratings on CreditWatch with negative implications. The downgrade reflects the weakening of Alta Padovana's risk profile in light of a fast deterioration of asset quality. In addition, the rating action takes into account concerns regarding the quality of risk management and internal controls, following the announcement that the former general manager was involved in a fraud regarding guarantees backing some loans. We now give the long-term rating two notches of uplift, versus one notch previously, above the bank's stand-alone creditworthiness, reflecting...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Banca Padovana Credito Cooperativo S.C.
Action: On CreditWatch:Negative
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Banca Padovana Credito Cooperativo S.C.