Credit rating agency
Well known credit rating agencies include Moody's, Standard & Poors, and Fitch.
A credit rating agency is a specialist firm - or unit within a firm - that issues credit rating opinions that are often summarised in an alpha-numerical rank ordering - for example AAA.
Because of the trend towards regulation of credit rating agencies, some firms take care to avoid calling themselves a credit rating agency or to call their opinions credit ratings.
- Corporate credit ratings: a quick guide
- Credit rating
- Credit reference agency
- External Credit Assessment Institution
- Standard & Poor's