Land and Houses Financial Business Group Earns AAA Upgrade from TRIS Rating

Land and Houses Financial Business Group Earns AAA Upgrade from TRIS Rating

TRIS Rating’s upgrade reflects strategic growth and solid risk management integration.

Mr. Shih, Jiing-Fuh, President of LH Financial Group Public Company Limited (LHFG) and CEO and President of Land and Houses Bank Public Company Limited (LH Bank), revealed that Land and Houses Financial Business Group consisting of LHFG and LH Bank has been upgraded by TRIS Rating as follows: TRIS Rating upgrades the company rating on LHFG to “AA+/Stable” from “A-/Stable”. TRIS Rating upgrades the company rating on LH Bank to “AAA/ Stable” from “A/Stable”. At the same time, TRIS Rating upgrades the rating on LH Bank’s outstanding Basel III Tier 2 capital securities to “AA” from “BBB+”.

“TRIS Rating upgrades the company rating on LHFG and LH Bank which reflects the positive view on the potential to implement the strategic plan to grow retail and SME customers from both digital channels and business partners with the new forms of work processes that focus on holistic participation from all units with the aim towards sustainable growth,” commented Mr. Shih. “In addition, Land and Houses Financial Business Group is ‘highly strategic’ entity of CTBC Bank Co., Ltd. (rated “A/Stable” by S&P Global Ratings), No. 1 private bank in Taiwan and parent company of Land and Houses Financial Business Group.”

“TRIS Rating views that Land and Houses Financial Business Group plays a key role in achieving CTBC Bank’s strategic goals of business expansion globally. In addition, TRIS Rating views that LH Bank has completely integrated the risk management framework covering its various risks with CTBC Bank”, added Mr. Shih.

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