Credit Rating Agencies

Fitch Strips UK Of AAA Credit Rating

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK

Ratings agency Fitch has stripped the UK of its AAA rating due to its "weaker economic and fiscal outlook". The agency placed the UK on an AA+ rating,...

Osborne To Continue With Austerity Programme Despite Credit Rate

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne insisted Britain would not "run away" from its problems and vowed to continue with his tough austerity programme after Moody's downgrad...

Bad News For Osborne As Britain Loses Its AAA Rating

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK

Britain has had its cherished credit status downgraded by US agency Moody's. In a major blow to George Osborne's economic strategy, the agency redu...

Overrated: Why Relying Solely on Credit Rating Agencies Is No Longer Worth the Risk

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The crisis of the last few years showed that although credit rating agencies can be useful, they are far from infallible.

How the European Parliament Resolves to Make 2013 a Better Year

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The European Parliament is limbering up for what promises to be an exciting but challenging year. The crisis continues to rumble on, but efforts to put Europe back on the path to growth will not be the only initiative to make a difference to your daily life.

Is Britain About To Lose AAA Credit Rating?

PA | Posted 13.12.2012 | UK

Britain's gold-plated triple AAA status came under pressure on Thursday after an influential credit ratings agency put it on negative watch. Standa...

Better Best Forgotten?

Owen Roberts | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Owen Roberts

Your credit report is all about you, not your address, not your family members, not even your pets, just you. If someone who lived at your address before didn't pay their bills this won't turn up on your credit file, it will turn up on theirs. So that's one less thing to worry about.

When Things Go Wrong..

Owen Roberts | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK
Owen Roberts

Being in the public eye is a tricky thing, very few people remember the things you get right and everyone will remember the things you get wrong.

Looking Back Over an Eventful Six Months for the European Parliament

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

A matter of form, part of the procedure, a formality - the European Parliament's scrutiny of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) wasn't expected to bring any surprises. After all, it had already been negotiated by major industrialised countries around the world, including the US and had received the European Commission's blessing and the backing of EU member states.

Stop the Rhetoric

Amarjot Sidhu | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Politics
Amarjot Sidhu

The recent fusillade of economic figures and announcements have undoubtedly done very little to ease the burden of consumer and investor uncertainty in the economy. The business pages of the papers continue to exceed the boundaries of repetition as every statistic and number seems to be a perfectly designed metaphor to create a sense of foreboding in the economy, as if there isn't enough already.

Credit Rating Agencies Eye Up France Despite Their Attacks On UK

PA | Posted 15.02.2012 | UK Politics

Eurozone economies have faced fresh pressure from credit rating agencies as the UK hit back at "simply unacceptable" calls by senior French politician...

Sacrebleu! French Go Negative in Economic War of Words

Mike Robb | Posted 15.02.2012 | UK Politics
Mike Robb

Needless to say, the Brits aren't flavour of the month in Paris. Mind you, when have we ever been?

Markets Slip As Ratings Agency Punctures EU Summit Optimism

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 06.12.2011 | UK

Day two of a critical week for the euro saw markets turn negative after the rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) threatened the ratings of first the ...