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S&P affirms Landsbankinn’s credit rating as unchanged but revises outlook from stable to negative

On 23 July 2019, the international rating agency S&P Global Ratings affirmed Landsbankinn's long-term and short-term issuer credit rating of BBB+/A-2, but revised its outlook from stable to negative.

S&P's announcement refers, among other things, to challenges in the economic environment of Icelandic banks, pointing out that an economic slowdown is expected in 2019, together with falling interest rates, continuing high taxation and stiff competition from pension funds. All these factors are expected to negatively affect the Bank’s profitability. S&P also states that the Icelandic economy is expected to grow once more in 2020 and that an improvement in the Bank’s operating environment could mean an adjustment of the outlook to stable once more.

S&P's announcement mentions specifically that Landsbankinn's market share is higher than other Icelandic banks, and that its operations are both more efficient and more profitable.

It also points out that Icelandic banks have made good progress in digital development and IT, and are better prepared to face competition based on new technology than many other European banks. Furthermore, their market share is sound and their funding and liquidity are comparable to foreign banks.

S&P's announcement is available on the Bank's website,

News and Notifications - 30 July 2020 04:05 PM

Financial results of Landsbankinn in H1 of 2020

Landsbankinn's after-tax performance was negative by ISK 3.3 billion during the first half of 2020, compared with a profit of ISK 11.1 billion during the same period in 2019. Loan impairment amounted to ISK 13.4 billion during the period, equal to about 1.1% of the bank‘s loan portfolio, compared with an impairment of ISK 2.4 billion in the same period last year.


News and Notifications - 24 July 2020 01:50 PM

Landsbankinn is the best bank in Iceland in the assessment of Euromoney

The international business and finance magazine Euromoney has chosen Landsbankinn as the best bank in Iceland, and this is the second year in a row that the bank receives this recognition.


News and Notifications - 07 May 2020 04:55 PM

Financial results of Landsbankinn for the first three months of 2020

In the first three months of 2020, Landsbankinn's after-tax results were negative by ISK 3.6 billion, compared with an ISK 6.8 billion profit for the same period in 2019. Loan impairment amounted to ISK 5.2 billion in the period, compared with impairment of ISK 1 billion in the same period last year.