Moody’s and S&P are forecasting further declines in credit quality this year as the effects of the property correction wash through the mortgage market. read more
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There is still "no clear framework for loss absorption" during a wind-up or resolution of a failing bank, S&P says. Though APRA have said there will be no statutory bail-in power at all, this is a message lost on one fragment of the banking news media and far-right CEC activists.The actual risk for depositors is the credit ratings of the four major banks are soon downgraded to A-, down from AA- now, a risk averted only if ‘too big to fail’ is still a thing. read more
AMP Bank’s ability to maintain competitive pricing in the domestic mortgage market is set to come under renewed pressure after Standard & Poor’s lowered its credit ratings. read more
Briefs: Norman PERLer, Westpac and NAB may flip on ApplePay, Qantas ditches S&P, Beaumont back to NZ
The latest Commonwealth Bank issue is the parking lot for some of the cash of the estate of retail tycoon Ian Norman. read more