Canadian Banks’ Rating Outlooks Downgraded to Negative by S&P

Canada’s six biggest banks including Toronto-Dominion Bank and Royal Bank of Canada had their outlooks cut to negative from stable by Standard & Poor’s because of regulatory changes that could affect bondholders.

“The outlook revision reflects our expectation of reduced potential for extraordinary government support arising from implementation of the proposed new elements of the resolution framework for Canadian banks,” Tom Connell, an S&P credit analyst, said in a statement today.

The other banks affected are Bank of Nova Scotia, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Bank of Montreal and National Bank of Canada, according to the statement.

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