Financial Strength / Ratings

Financial Strength
With a market capitalisation of about HKD255.6 billion at 31 December 2020, 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 HKD16,687 million in 2020, compared with HKD54.7 million in 1972.
Hang Seng’s cost efficiency ratio for 2020 was 36.6% – among the lowest in the banking world.
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

Outlook

Negative

Hang Seng China

Long-term Bank Deposit
(local and foreign currency)

A2

Short-term Bank Deposit
(local and foreign currency)
Prime -1

Outlook

Stable

STANDARD & POOR'S
Hang Seng Bank Long-term Issuer Credit 
(local and foreign currency)

AA-

Short-term Issuer Credit 
(local and foreign currency)
A-1+

Outlook

Stable

Hang Seng China

Long-term Issuer Credit 
(local and foreign currency)

A+

Short-term Issuer Credit 
(local and foreign currency)
A-1

Outlook

Stable

Last update: 1 February 2021