Crisil downgrades ICICI Bank's loan poolCrisil has downgraded ICICI Bank's loan pool from AAA to AA
Apnaloan.com Research Bureau
23 Apr 2008
Crisil has downgraded ICICI Bank's securitised car and personal loan pool worth over Rs. 203 crore from AAA (so) to AA (so) due to rising defaults on payments by borrowers.
The delinquency levels for the loan pool in the 12 months since securitisation have been higher than expected, with collections significantly below expectations.
This has led to the rating revision for Pass Through Certificates (PTCs) series A13 (Rs. 105.73 crore) and A14 (Rs. 98.2 crore).
As reported by Business Standard, according to Prasad Koparkar, head of structured finance rating with Crisil, there is no default on payment to PTC investors. There is enough credit enhancement cushion for payment to investors in securities.
The rise in default in personal loans and car loans extended by banking and financial entities is on expected lines and there is no panic. As banks move away from the saturated safe loan market, the default rate is set to go up, as they are wooing the relatively higher risk segment (self employed). But these loans also carry higher interest rates - reflecting risks and higher transaction costs.
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