23 May 2015
Fitch Ratings Lanka has revised Sri Lanka-based Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC’s (PABC) Outlook to Negative from Stable. The agency has affirmed PABC’s National Long-Term Rating at ‘BBB(lka)’ and the rating on PABC’s outstanding subordinated debentures at ‘BBB-(lka)’.
The Negative Outlook reflects the continued deterioration in PABC’s capitalisation amid aggressive loan growth. Fitch believes there is a high chance that the bank will not be able to materially increase its capital ratio during 2H15, which would result in a downgrade.