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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
# Subprime Lending
# Subprime Lending

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

Aug 26th 2017, 7:30 AM 30,043 Views 22 Comments

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?
# Lending
# Lending

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

Jan 5th 2015, 6:45 AM 71,328 Views 52 Comments

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 Back Baby
# We're Back Baby

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

Dec 5th 2014, 7:33 PM 12,025 Views 109 Comments

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?
# National Psyche
# National Psyche

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

Aug 21st 2014, 8:00 AM 39 Views 44 Comments

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
# We're Back
# We're Back

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

Jun 6th 2014, 9:40 PM 18,113 Views 101 Comments

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’
# Thumbs Up
# Thumbs Up

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

Mar 21st 2014, 7:56 AM 5,499 Views 10 Comments

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
# Credit Rating
# Credit Rating

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

Jan 17th 2014, 7:58 AM 7,650 Views 27 Comments

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'
# Credit Rating
# Credit Rating

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

Nov 17th 2013, 3:29 PM 10,183 Views 31 Comments

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
# Moody's

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

Feb 23rd 2013, 10:15 AM 5,168 Views 21 Comments

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
# Credit Rating
# Credit Rating

S&P faces US govt suit over mortgage bond ratings

Feb 5th 2013, 8:15 AM 3,248 Views 9 Comments

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
# Credit Ratings
# Credit Ratings

European Parliament introduces tougher credit rating rules

Jan 16th 2013, 5:06 PM 4,983 Views 20 Comments

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
# Credit Ratings
# Credit Ratings

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

Nov 14th 2012, 6:44 PM 7,976 Views 50 Comments

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
# Already?
# Already?

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

Oct 8th 2012, 10:40 PM 6,050 Views 13 Comments

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
# Negative Outlook
# Negative Outlook

Moody's issues negative outlook warning for Germany

Jul 24th 2012, 8:13 AM 2,731 Views 10 Comments

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
# Ulster Bank
# Ulster Bank

In full: Ulster Bank's letter to customers

Jul 16th 2012, 4:18 PM 9,916 Views 34 Comments

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
# Moody's
# Moody's

Moody's downgrades Italy by two notches

Jul 13th 2012, 9:14 AM 2,466 Views 11 Comments

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
# Downgraded
# Downgraded

Moody's downgrades 28 Spanish banks over debt concerns

Jun 26th 2012, 9:49 AM 1,149 Views 0 Comments

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

# credit-rating - Thursday 14 June, 2012

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

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

Jun 14th 2012, 11:41 AM 1,365 Views 10 Comments

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
# Spain
# Spain

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

Jun 7th 2012, 8:28 PM 2,832 Views 25 Comments

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?
# Explainer
# Explainer

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

Apr 6th 2012, 8:00 AM 5,564 Views 14 Comments

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. TheJournal.ie investigates…

# credit-rating - Monday 5 March, 2012

Moody's expects Ireland to require partial second bailout
# Second Bailout
# Second Bailout

Moody's expects Ireland to require partial second bailout

Mar 5th 2012, 10:42 AM 2,354 Views 37 Comments

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
# Uh-Oh
# Uh-Oh

Fitch: 'Highly likely' that Greece will default soon

Feb 22nd 2012, 12:35 PM 2,898 Views 22 Comments

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
# Credit Rating
# Credit Rating

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

Feb 14th 2012, 7:39 AM 2,344 Views 15 Comments

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
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Standard & Poor's defends mass European downgrade

Jan 15th 2012, 8:45 AM 2,588 Views 15 Comments

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

# credit-rating - Friday 6 January, 2012

Fitch ratings agency downgrades Hungary to junk status
# Downgraded
# Downgraded

Fitch ratings agency downgrades Hungary to junk status

Jan 6th 2012, 3:25 PM 2,244 Views 17 Comments

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
# Euro
# Euro

Italian leader Monti to meet Sarkozy amid bond fears

Jan 6th 2012, 8:20 AM 915 Views 8 Comments

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
# Credit Rating
# Credit Rating

Moody's downgrades Belgium's debt by 2 notches

Dec 16th 2011, 11:44 PM 2,784 Views 28 Comments

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
# Downgrade
# Downgrade

Three top French banks downgraded by Moody's

Dec 9th 2011, 12:56 PM 1,109 Views 10 Comments

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
# Australia

S&P downgrades Australia's four largest banks

Dec 2nd 2011, 9:34 AM 1,682 Views 9 Comments

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
# Downgraded
# Downgraded

More bad news for Belgium with credit rating downgrade

Nov 25th 2011, 9:27 PM 3,028 Views 11 Comments

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
# Belgium
# Belgium

Belgium: Things are getting worse by the minute

Nov 23rd 2011, 3:05 PM 3,760 Views 11 Comments

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
# France
# France

Worries over France's AAA rating outlook

Nov 22nd 2011, 9:45 AM 769 Views 0 Comments

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
# France
# France

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

Nov 14th 2011, 6:39 PM 487 Views 16 Comments

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
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Moody's downgrades Spain's credit rating

Oct 19th 2011, 8:45 AM 258 Views 6 Comments

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
# France
# France

Moody's warns on France's credit rating

Oct 18th 2011, 9:30 AM 476 Views 2 Comments

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
# Spain
# Spain

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

Oct 14th 2011, 7:43 AM 218 Views 3 Comments

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
# Italy
# Italy

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

Sep 20th 2011, 7:32 AM 431 Views 6 Comments

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
# AAA
# AAA

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

Aug 18th 2011, 8:55 AM 304 Views 13 Comments

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

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