Credit Ratings

Payday Lenders Have Their Place

Naomi Kerbel | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Politics
Naomi Kerbel

Even though the industry has been heavily criticised - Labour Leader Ed Miliband has said Wonga is "running riot through our communities" - there is clearly a huge need for access to small values for short periods.

Moody Blues for Osborne

Jeremy Cook | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jeremy Cook

Moody's downgrade of the UK economy last week was not a surprise for anyone who takes even a passing interest in the world of finance. Some had predicted that the loss of Britain's prized AAA rating would spark a run on the pound and UK debt, however the markets have not even broken into a brisk walk.

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...

Are the Credit Ratings Agencies Out of Control?

Greg Secker | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK
Greg Secker

Make no mistake, Moody's decision to put the UK's prized AAA credit rating on negative outlook last month would have sent a sharp shock of panic through the trading floors of the city and of course Westminster.

Britain's Share Index Rallies

Reuters | Posted 10.10.2011 | UK

REUTERS -- Britain's top share index climbed in early trade on Thursday as bargain hunters scared off in the previous session by worries over French b...