Thursday, June 21, 2012


Via Michael

The BofA downgrade should make our hearts beat a little prouder.

The Bank of America Declaration

Nuclear explosion


Ratings agency Moody's downgraded the long-term credit ratings of 15 major U.S., Canadian, and European banks today after markets in New York closed.

Of the 15 firms downgraded this afternoon, none were hit more than Moody's originally said was possible when it placed them on review in February.

The action will likely force many of the banks targeted post additional collateral against trades held on their books.

Below, a summary of the major ratings action taken.

Cut One Notch:

  • HSBC downgraded to Aa3 from Aa2
  • Lloyds TSB downgraded to A2 from A1
  • RBS downgraded to Baa1 from A3
  • Societe Generale downgraded to A2 from A1

Cut Two Notches:

Cut Three Notches:

More @ Business Insider

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