Moody’s puts HSBC and Barclays¬†ratings on review for downgrade

Moody’s Investors Service, (Moody’s) placed the long-term ratings, the baseline credit assessment (BCA) and the long-term counterparty risk assessment (CRA) of HSBC Bank plc (HSBC Bank) on review for downgrade. The review for downgrade reflects Moody’s view of the likely impact on the bank of the UK’s so-called ring-fencing legislation.

Barclays Bank PLC’s baa2 standalone credit assessment, long- and short-term debt and deposit ratings also placed on review for downgrade

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Moody’s updates methodology and re-rates several banks

London, 27 September 2017 — Moody’s Investors Service,

Moody’s has set out its approach to incorporating future changes in a bank’s balance sheet within its advanced loss given failure (LGF) analysis.¬†These methodological changes will better enable Moody’s to anticipate changes to the credit risk of banks’ debt and deposits given.


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