WSFS gets high rating for debt


For a third consecutive year, Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) has reaffirmed the senior debt rating of A- for WSFS Financial Corporation, the parent company of WSFS Bank.

The A- debt rating is among the highest that KBRA issues under its Bank Financial Strength Ratings scale.

KBRA also reaffirmed WSFS’ subordinated debt rating of BBB+ and a short-term debt rating of K2. WSFS Bank, the company’s main subsidiary, received strong credit ratings as well, including an A rating for deposit and senior unsecured debt, a subordinated debt rating of A-, and the short-term deposit and debt ratings of K1.

“KBRA’s reaffirmation of our high debt ratings is indicative that our Company’s focus on delivering sustainable high performance, diversifying our fee income, and attracting and developing outstanding talent is giving us significant momentum,” said WSFS’ Dominic C. Canuso, executive vice president and chief financial officer.

KBRA noted WSFS’ improvement in core operating performance and their expectation that the company will continue to drive above-average earnings.

In 2017, WSFS increased its fee revenue of total income by 19 percent from the previous year, which KBRA noted as a strength: “WSFS’ ability to derive a significant proportion of its revenue from stable and diversified noninterest revenue sources also underpin the ratings.”

WSFS Financial Corporation is a multi-billion dollar financial services company. Its primary subsidiary, WSFS Bank, is the oldest and largest locally-managed bank and trust company headquartered in Delaware and the Delaware Valley. As of March31, 2018, WSFS Financial Corporation had $7 billion in assets on its balance sheet and $19.1 billion in assets under management and administration.

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