Moody’s expects lower predictability of government support for Canadian banks; changes banking system outlook to negative

On July 8, Moody’s followed up on its June 11 announcement regarding risk related to a “bail-in” regime in Canada with an announcement of the change to “outlook negative” in Global Credit Research.  Additionally, Moody’s notes that “high household indebtedness and elevated housing prices remain key risks to banking system stability in Canada”.  Further, Moody’s states that “growth sought by the banks has led them to diversify into riskier businesses and geographies which dilute their strong domestic credit profiles and represent a growing risk to the Canadian system's stability”.