Creditreform Rating (CRA) withdraws the rating of Banco Popular Espanol S.A., as it is no longer relevant to CRA.
Creditreform Rating has set the rating of all valid bank ratings and bank issues to watch negative due to the currently not assessable impact of the Corona Crisis. Not affected by this rating action are government related banks. We refer to the free available Monitoring Report for a more detailed explanation.
Creditreform Rating has affirmed the rating of Banco Popular Espanol S.A. at A. The outlook is stable. In addition, Creditreform Rating has affirmed the rating of Additional Tier 1 Capital at BB+ and the rating of Tier 2 Capital at BBB-. The rating of Preferred Senior Unsecured Debt (after reclassification from Senior Unsecured Debt) has affirmed at A. Moreover, the rating of Non-Preferred Senior Unsecured Debt was set to A-.
Creditreform Rating AG has revised its rating methodology for the rating of "Bank Capital and Unsecured Debt Instruments". Henceforth, only the revised version of the rating methodology ("Version 2.0") will be applied. Moreover, all current ratings of bank capital and unsecured bank instruments will be reviewed as part of our current monitoring and receive therefore the rating supplement "watch". Our revised rating methodology can be found at www.creditreform-rating.de.
Creditreform Rating has set the rating of Banco Popular Español S.A. to A, with stable outlook. Creditreform Rating has also determined the ratings of the debt classes as follows. The rating of Additional Tier 1 was set to BB+, the rating of Tier 2 to BBB- and the rating of the Senior Unsecured to A.