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Moody's affirms Investec Bank's Baa3/P-3 rating, outlook remains negative

30 Sep 2013

Ratings of Investec plc also affirmed with negative outlook

London, 30 September 2013 -- Moody's Investors Service has today affirmed the Baa3/Prime-3 debt and deposit ratings of UK-based Investec Bank Plc (Investec Bank). Moody's has also affirmed the rating of Investec Bank's parent company, Investec plc, at Ba1, also based in the UK. The outlook on the ratings remains negative and the bank's baseline credit assessment (BCA) is unchanged at baa3.

The affirmation of Investec Bank's investment grade ratings reflects Moody's expectation that the bank will continue to pursue a strategy of risk reduction within the business, by containing legacy risks (primarily related to the commercial real estate sector) in the balance sheet, by limiting risk appetite with new lending and shifting the bank's sources of income towards lower risk and more stable revenue streams primarily in the wealth and asset management segments. The current rating also incorporates the bank's (1) relatively high levels of regulatory capital and solid leverage ratio as compared to peers; and (2) sound liquidity buffers and overall positive evolution of its funding profile. Any deviation from this path of risk reduction or equally, any deterioration in capital or liquidity buffers, could lead to negative pressure on the rating.

The negative outlook on Investec Bank's ratings reflects the still significant downside risk arising from (1) the bank's exposure to commercial and residential real estate in the UK and Ireland; and (2) relatively low profitability metrics limiting its ability to generate capital organically. Moody's outlook also reflects our concern regarding the execution risk related to the integration of recent acquisitions in support of its wealth and investment business as well as the Bank's strategy realignment in Australia. The Bank's streamlining of its Australian business and reorientation towards less volatile sources of revenue is viewed positively, provided successful execution.

Our rating affirmation of the parent company, Investec plc, reflects the structural subordination of the parent company; and remaining exposure to subprime residential mortgages from the legacy portfolio of its subsidiary, Kensington Group plc. This risk is partially offset by the relatively stable earnings of Investec Asset Management, which are expected to provide a buffer against future losses from the Kensington portfolio.

RATINGS RATIONALE

--POSITIVE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS MODEL SHOULD GENERATE MORE STABLE EARNINGS IF EXECUTION RISKS CAN BE MANAGED

Moody's believes that Investec Bank's reshaped business model with greater focus on activities that generate more stable fee and commission income is positive for bondholders since it provides a diversification and, due to the lower expected volatility of this earnings source, a better 'shock absorber' against potential losses arising from its legacy CRE portfolio. For the year ended March 2013, net fee and commission income increased by a significant 23% to GBP386 million from GBP313 million at the end of March 2012 as the bank benefited from higher average funds under management in its wealth and investment business due to the acquisitions of Williams de Broë and the NCB Group. Overall, pre-tax profit increased by 52% during the year ended March 2013 to GBP57 million. The increase was also driven by lower impairment charges and an increase in net interest income by 12% to GBP 288 million in the year ended March 2013 from GBP 258 million in the year ended March 2012, largely due to a decline in the cost of funding and a larger loan book.

However, Moody's considers that the size of Investec Bank's principal investments portfolio, the risk embedded in its loan book and the continued focus on opportunistic transactions exposes the bank to volatility in earnings. Despite growth in its wealth and investment business, which has been achieved through recent acquisitions, the bank still faces execution risk in its objective to bring down costs to an appropriate level, as part of its wider strategic pursuit to improve profitability.

--ASSET QUALITY WILL LIKELY IMPROVE BUT DOWNSIDE RISK REMAINS IN CREDIT PORTFOLIO

Moody's expects impairment charges to continue to decline, following a reduction in the bank's exposure to commercial and residential real estate planning and development during the year. This decline in impairment charges is reflective of a trend seen across UK lending institutions as the UK economic environment improves. According to Moody's calculations, Investec Bank's problem loan ratio declined to 4.63% at the end of March 2013 from 4.67% at the end of March 2012. The continuing low interest rate environment clearly supports this trend, but any notable deviation from this improving trend is likely to lead to pressure on the rating.

A significant proportion of the bank's gross defaults continue to emanate from Investec Bank's portfolios of loans collateralised by property. Moody's believes that UK banks with significant commercial real estate (CRE) exposures still face material downside risk. In Investec Bank's case, this risk is dampened by the fact that a large proportion of collateral properties are located in regions that have experienced a relatively limited decline in property prices. Conversely, Investec Bank's relatively smaller balance sheet, versus its larger peers, and less granular portfolio, together with its more opportunistic strategy which is shifting the bank's focus towards other assets, exposes the bank to greater volatility from the performance and valuation of these concentrated risks.

--CAPITAL LEVELS HELP MITIGATE POTENTIAL DOWNSIDE RISKS

Under Moody's stress scenario, Investec Bank would have sufficient capital to remain above minimum regulatory requirements. Such capital levels have allowed the bank buffers to absorb interim pressure within its portfolio, allowing time to work through and maximise value of recovery from defaults within its portfolio. The bank's Tier 1 ratio remained strong at 11.1% at the end of March 2013, despite declining from 11.5% in YE03/2012 due to an increase in risk-weighted assets on the back of growth in corporate lending and operational risk. Investec Bank uses the standardised approach for Pillar 1 credit risk and operational risk capital requirements and therefore its capital ratios are not directly comparable with firms using internal models.

STRONG LIQUIDITY BUFFERS REDUCE POTENTIAL FOR FUNDING SHOCKS

Moody's believes that Investec Bank's liquidity management is strong and it maintains a prudent funding profile given the nature of its business model. As of 31 March 2013, the bank held a liquidity buffer of GBP4.5bn, or around 21% of total liabilities and equity. This liquidity is held in the form of cash balances with the central bank or in highly rated securities and unencumbered assets eligible to be pledged with the central bank to raise liquidity. The banks' funding gap, or loan-to-deposit ratio, has improved to 84% as of March 2013, which compares favourably versus a UK rated peer average of 95% (December 2012). Moody's also notes that the bank increased its customer deposits to GBP11.4 billion as of March 2013 from GBP11.1 billion as of March 2012. Given the relatively larger average customer balance of Investec Bank's private banking deposits, the bank's retail funding is less granular as compared with other large UK retail banks.

What Could Move the Rating -- Up

Positive ratings pressure on the ratings is unlikely to materialise at this stage. However, pressure towards a stabilisation of the outlook or upwards rating pressure could arise from a combination of the following factors: a sustained increase in the proportion of stable earnings sources which diversify the bank's exposure to weaknesses in the UK commercial property markets; significant and sustainable improvement in Investec Bank 's profitability and efficiency ratios; material shift in its lending profile towards more diverse, lower risk credits as well as an increase in the proportion of stickier, longer-term customer deposits.

What Could Move the Rating -- Down

Investec Bank plc's standalone and deposit ratings would experience negative pressure from a number of factors, particularly a deviation from the improving trend in Investec Bank's asset quality, reflected in a significant increase in the bank's current problem loan ratio of 4.63%. The rating would likely come under pressure in the event Investec Bank deviates from its present strategy of reducing risk and diversifying its revenue base towards lower risk businesses.

Other areas of concern include lending growth which outpaces customer deposit growth, further deterioration in the bank's cost-income ratio beyond its reported current level of 75.3% or a deterioration of its present adequate level of capitalisation (as of March 2013 reported Tier 1 ratio was 11.1%, down from 11.5% as of March 2012).

LIST OF AFFECTED RATINGS

The following ratings were affirmed:

INVESTEC BANK PLC

- Baseline credit assessment (BCA) at baa3 and the Bank Financial Strength Rating (BFSR) at D+

- Negative outlook of the BCA and stable outlook of the BFSR, given it can either map into a BCA of baa3 or ba1

- Short-term local-currency and foreign-currency deposit ratings; Commercial Paper foreign-currency rating and Deposit Note foreign-currency program at Prime-3

- Long-term local-currency and foreign-currency deposit rating at Baa3 and the Negative outlook

- Subordinate Long-term local-currency rating at Ba1 and the Negative outlook

INVESTEC PLC

- Long-term and short-term foreign-currency issuer rating at Ba1 and Not Prime respectively

- Negative outlook on the Long-term foreign-currency issuer rating

INVESTEC TIER 1 (UK) LP

- Long-term Pref. Stock Non-cumulative foreign-currency BACKED by Investec plc at B1 (hyb) and the Negative outlook

INVESTEC FINANCE PLC (all ratings BACKED by Investec Bank plc)

- Senior unsecured local-currency MTN program at (P)Baa3

- Subordinate local-currency MTN program at (P)Ba1

- Junior subordinate local-currency MTN at (P)Ba2

- Subordinate local-currency rating at Ba1 and the Negative outlook

- Junior subordinate local-currency rating at Ba2(hyb) and the Negative outlook

- Short-term local-currency debt rating and foreign-currency at (P)Prime-3

- Commercial Paper foreign-currency rating at Prime-3

The principal methodology used in these ratings was Global Banks published in May 2013. Please see the Credit Policy page on www.moodys.com for a copy of this methodology.

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For any affected securities or rated entities receiving direct credit support from the primary entity(ies) of this rating action, and whose ratings may change as a result of this rating action, the associated regulatory disclosures will be those of the guarantor entity. Exceptions to this approach exist for the following disclosures, if applicable to jurisdiction: Ancillary Services, Disclosure to rated entity, Disclosure from rated entity.

Regulatory disclosures contained in this press release apply to the credit rating and, if applicable, the related rating outlook or rating review.

Please see www.moodys.com for any updates on changes to the lead rating analyst and to the Moody's legal entity that has issued the rating.

Please see the ratings tab on the issuer/entity page on www.moodys.com for additional regulatory disclosures for each credit rating.

Carlos Suarez Duarte
Vice President - Senior Analyst
Financial Institutions Group
Moody's Investors Service Ltd.
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Johannes Felix Wassenberg
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