Financial Strength

Financial Strength
With a market capitalisation of about HKD240.3 billion at the end of December 2013, Hang Seng Bank is one of Hong Kong’s largest listed companies. The corresponding figure was HKD1.7 billion on 13 June 1972 when the Bank was first listed.
The Bank reported a profit attributable to shareholders of HKD26,678 million in 2013, compared with HKD54.7 million in 1972.
Hang Seng’s cost efficiency ratio for 2013 was 32.4% – among the lowest in the banking world.
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Ratings
MOODY’S
Hang Seng Bank Long-term Bank Deposit
(local and foreign currency)
Aa2
Short-term Bank Deposit
(local and foreign currency)
Prime -1
Bank Financial Strength
B
Outlook
Stable
 
Hang Seng China Long-term Bank Deposit
(local and foreign currency)
A3
Short-term Bank Deposit
(local and foreign currency)
Prime -2
Bank Financial Strength
D-
Outlook
Stable
STANDARD & POOR’S
Hang Seng Bank Long-term Counterparty Credit
(local and foreign currency)
AA-
Short-term Counterparty Credit
(local and foreign currency)
A-1+
Outlook
Stable
 
Hang Seng China Long-term Counterparty Credit
(local and foreign currency)
AA-
Short-term Counterparty Credit
(local and foreign currency)
A-1+
Outlook
Stable
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