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#Credit Rating

# credit-rating - Saturday 26 August, 2017

How iPads sparked a week from hell for the company behind Ireland's biggest moneylender

Provident Financial is being investigated by the UK’s financial watchdog.

# credit-rating - Monday 5 January, 2015

What's the best credit rating score and how do you find out yours?

These are some of the most common questions house buyers ask.

# credit-rating - Friday 5 December, 2014

Thanks, lads: Standard and Poor's has upgraded Ireland to an A

We’re still five notches below the highest ranking though.

# credit-rating - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Opinion: How will Ireland's rise, fall and humble recovery affect us as a nation?

Ireland is back on track – according to the ratings agencies anyway – but we aren’t the same people we were ten years ago. And we never will be again.

# credit-rating - Friday 6 June, 2014

Standard and Poor's has restored Ireland's A rating

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has welcomed today’s development.

# credit-rating - Friday 21 March, 2014

Ratings agency S&P is a Ryanair fan, praising ‘industry-leading operating efficiency’

The ratings agency did however note Ryanair’s ‘reputation for providing less customer-friendly services than some of its peers’.

# credit-rating - Friday 17 January, 2014

No more junk? Moody's set to issue its verdict on Ireland's bailout exit

Moody’s has been the most negative ratings agency when it comes to the State’s financial outlook.

# credit-rating - Sunday 17 November, 2013

NTMA: 'Moody's rating of Ireland is side-lining Asian investors'

The head of the NTMA John Corrigan said Ireland will need to engage with the markets in 2014 to pre-fund for the following year.

# credit-rating - Saturday 23 February, 2013

Rating agency downgrades Britain’s credit rating for first time in 35 years

Moody’s have downgraded the UK from AAA to AA1.

# credit-rating - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

S&P faces US govt suit over mortgage bond ratings

The credit risk agency promised a vigorous defense, saying the looming lawsuit would be “entirely without factual or legal merit.”

# credit-rating - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

European Parliament introduces tougher credit rating rules

Parliament voted in favour of the legislation today in a bid to improve the stability of financial markets.

# credit-rating - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Fitch takes Ireland's credit rating off 'negative' watch list

Ireland’s credit rating is still only BBB+, but Fitch says it’s no longer expecting to downgrade us again.

# credit-rating - Monday 8 October, 2012

Moody's give new ESM an AAA rating - but outlook is negative

Moody’s said that a ‘weakening in the political commitment’ among eurozone states towards the ESM would have negative implications.

# credit-rating - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Moody's issues negative outlook warning for Germany

Ratings agency also revised stable outlooks for the Netherlands and Luxembourg to ‘negative’.

# credit-rating - Monday 16 July, 2012

In full: Ulster Bank's letter to customers

CEO Jim Brown has written to all customers to say that reconciliations to accounts will continue over the coming weeks.

# credit-rating - Friday 13 July, 2012

Moody's downgrades Italy by two notches

The credit rating agency has downgraded the third largest eurozone economy just hours ahead of its latest bond sale.

# credit-rating - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Moody's downgrades 28 Spanish banks over debt concerns

Banks downgraded last night include one of the eurozone’s biggest – Banco Santander.

# credit-rating - Thursday 14 June, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Moody's drives Cyprus towards junk status with two-notch downgrade

The credit ratings agency has said that it has placed Cyprus’ rating on review for further possible downgrade.

# credit-rating - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Downgraded: Spain's credit rating slashed by Fitch with negative outlook

The cost of bailing out Spain’s banks could be as high as €100 billion, the ratings agency warned as it forecast a recession for the rest of this year and next.

# credit-rating - Friday 6 April, 2012

After the global financial crisis, why are rating agencies still trusted?

Credit rating agencies were widely criticised in the aftermath of the financial crisis in 2008 but they continue to hold huge sway when it comes to sovereign ratings. Now the EU is looking to curb that influence. investigates…

# credit-rating - Monday 5 March, 2012

Moody's expects Ireland to require partial second bailout

The only ratings agency to rank Ireland at ‘junk’ status says Ireland will have difficulty getting back to the markets.

# credit-rating - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

Fitch: 'Highly likely' that Greece will default soon

The ratings agency has downgraded Greece just one day after EU leaders agreed on a €130 billion bailout deal for the country.

# credit-rating - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Moody's downgrades six European countries - and warns of more to come

France and the UK were both warned that they could lose their coveted AAA credit rating.

# credit-rating - Sunday 15 January, 2012

Standard & Poor's defends mass European downgrade

The US-based credit rating agency has defended its decision after a sharp European backlash yesterday against its move to downgrade nine EU countries.

# credit-rating - Friday 13 January, 2012

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

# credit-rating - Friday 6 January, 2012

Fitch ratings agency downgrades Hungary to junk status

The agency also said there was a more than 50 per cent chance of another downgrade within two years.

Italian leader Monti to meet Sarkozy amid bond fears

Monti is seeking to persuade EU leaders that Italy’s mountain of debt does not pose a threat to the eurozone.

# credit-rating - Friday 16 December, 2011

Moody's downgrades Belgium's debt by 2 notches

Moody’s already rates Ireland’s bonds as junk – but now says that that outlook for Belgium is “negative”.

# credit-rating - Friday 9 December, 2011

Three top French banks downgraded by Moody's

The ratings agency says the ongoing euro crisis means the eurozone is a “fragile operating environment for European banks” at the moment.

# credit-rating - Friday 2 December, 2011

S&P downgrades Australia's four largest banks

Australia’s four largest banks – ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank and Westpac – have all been downgraded by S&P.

# credit-rating - Friday 25 November, 2011

More bad news for Belgium with credit rating downgrade

On top of its lack-of-a-government woes, Belgium’s credit rating has just been downgraded with a negative outlook…

# credit-rating - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Belgium: Things are getting worse by the minute

A Belgian reader emails his take on the latest worrying developments there – and what action the country’s political leaders need to take.

# credit-rating - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Worries over France's AAA rating outlook

Worries continue about a possible negative rating outlook for France – but European stocks are on the rise again after S&P announces that it won’t downgrade the United States’ credit rating.

# credit-rating - Monday 14 November, 2011

Concern for France's AAA rating as 10-year bond yields rise

Investors are becoming increasingly concerned about France’s overall debt and deficit levels.

# credit-rating - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Moody's downgrades Spain's credit rating

European leaders are feeling the pressure today as Spain becomes the latest country to experience a credit rating downgrade.

# credit-rating - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Moody's warns on France's credit rating

The agency says it may put France’s Aaa rating on negative outlook in the coming months over a weakening in the government’s financial position.

# credit-rating - Friday 14 October, 2011

Spain's credit rating downgraded by Standard and Poor's

It cut its long-term rating to “AA-” from “AA.” The outlook on the rating is “negative.”

# credit-rating - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Italy's credit rating slashed by Standard and Poor's

The agency said a “weakening” economy and fragile government were putting the country at risk.

# credit-rating - Thursday 18 August, 2011

Lucky you: France will keep its AAA rating, says S&P

Concerns had been raised over exposure to Greek debt and zero economic growth.

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