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# Credit Rating

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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.
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.
Thanks, lads: Standard and Poor's has upgraded Ireland to an A
We’re still five notches below the highest ranking though.
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.
Standard and Poor's has restored Ireland's A rating
Finance Minister Michael Noonan has welcomed today’s development.
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’.
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.
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.
Rating agency downgrades Britain’s credit rating for first time in 35 years
Moody’s have downgraded the UK from AAA to AA1.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Moody's issues negative outlook warning for Germany
Ratings agency also revised stable outlooks for the Netherlands and Luxembourg to ‘negative’.
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.
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.
Moody's downgrades 28 Spanish banks over debt concerns
Banks downgraded last night include one of the eurozone’s biggest – Banco Santander.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Lucky you: France will keep its AAA rating, says S&P
Concerns had been raised over exposure to Greek debt and zero economic growth.