Standard & Poor's credit rating for the United Kingdom stands at AA with negative outlook. Moody's credit rating for the United Kingdom was last set at Aa2 with stable outlook. Fitch's credit rating for the United Kingdom was last reported at AA with negative watch outlook. DBRS's credit rating for the United Kingdom is AAA with stable outlook. In general, a credit rating is used by sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and other investors to gauge the credit worthiness of the United Kingdom thus having a big impact on the country's borrowing costs. This page includes the government debt credit rating for the United Kingdom as reported by major credit rating agencies.



AgencyRatingOutlookDate
FitchAA Negative Watch Feb 20 2019
Moody'sAa2 Stable Sep 22 2017
FitchAA Negative Jun 28 2016
S&PAA Negative Jun 27 2016
Moody'sAa1 Negative Jun 24 2016
S&PAAA Negative Jun 12 2015
S&PAAA Stable Jun 13 2014
FitchAA+ Stable Apr 19 2013
Moody'sAa1 Stable Feb 22 2013
S&PAAA Negative Dec 13 2012
FitchAAA Negative Mar 14 2012
Moody'sAaa Negative Feb 13 2012
S&PAAA Stable Oct 26 2010
DBRSAAA Stable Jul 19 2010
S&PAAA Negative May 21 2009
FitchAAA Stable Sep 21 2000
FitchAAA Stable Sep 21 2000
FitchAAA N/A Aug 10 1994
S&PAAA Stable Jun 26 1989
S&PAAA N/A Apr 28 1978
Moody'sAaa Stable Mar 31 1978


 S&PMoody'sFitchDBRSTE
B+ B1 35
BBB BBB+ 60
B- B3 B 26
B B2 B B 31
B1 B+ 35
BBB+ BBB- 60
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
AA+ Aa1 AA+ AAA 96
BB+ Ba2 BB+ 50
BB+ Baa3 52
B+ B2 BB- 35
BB- Ba3 BB- 40
SD Caa3 15
B B3 B 26
AA Aa3 AA- AA (high) 88
B- B3 20
B+ B2 B 32
A+ A2 N/A 78
BB- Ba3 BB- 40
B B3 27
A- A2 72
BB- Ba2 BB- BB (low) 42
BBB- Baa2 BBB 58
B 25
N/A B2 30
B B2 B 30
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
B B 30
Aa3 85
A+ A1 A N/A 80
A+ A1 A+ A (high) 80
BBB- Baa2 BBB BBB 58
CCC+ B3 22
B+ B1 B+ 38
BBB- Ba2 BBB- 50
Caa2 15
BBB- Ba2 BBB- BBB (low) 50
AA- A1 AA- 81
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
BB- Ba3 BB- 38
B- B3 B- 25
B B2 B+ 30
B- B3 B- 23
AA- A1 AA- AA (low) 81
B B1 B 31
AA Aaa AAA AAA 98
B+ Ba3 35
AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA (high) 96
AA Aa2 AA AAA 92
N/A Caa1 B 26
BB- Ba2 BB 43
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
B B3 B 26
B+ B1 BB- BB (low) 35
SD
BB- Ba1 BB 45
BB- B1 35
AA+ Aa2 AA+ 95
BBB Baa3 BBB 56
A A3 A 73
BBB- Baa2 BBB- BBB 56
BBB Baa2 BBB 58
B- Caa1 B- 25
A+ A2 A+ A (high) 76
N/A Aa2 92
AA- A1 A+ 80
BBB Baa3 BBB BBB (high) 62
Ba3 B+ 38
B B3 B+ 28
A+ A1 A A (high) 77
B+ B1 BB- 35
BBB- Baa3 BBB 56
B+ B2 B+ 35
AA Aa2 AA 90
NR B2 30
A A3 A- A (low) 71
B- Caa1 B- 23
B+ 35
AAA 100
A A3 A- A (low) 71
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
Aa3 AA 85
BB- BB+ 42
A- A3 A- 66
B2 B+ 32
A- A3 A+ A (high) 73
Baa1 65
BBB+ A3 BBB BBB (high) 65
B3 25
B B3 B 26
B+ B1 35
BBB- 55
BBB- Ba1 BBB- 53
SD Caa3 RD 12
Ba1 BB+ 50
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
AA Aaa AA 93
B- B2 B- 26
B B2 B+ 31
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
BB Ba1 BB+ 48
B- B3 B- 26
BBB+ Baa1 BBB 61
B B2 30
BB Ba1 BB+ 46
BBB+ A3 BBB+ N/A 65
BBB+ Baa2 BBB 60
A- A2 A- A 71
BBB Baa3 BBB BBB 58
D 0
AA- Aa3 AA- 85
B- Caa1 CCC 20
BBB- Baa3 BBB- 55
BBB- Baa3 BBB- 53
B B2 B+ 31
BBB- 55
A- A1 A+ 78
B+ Ba3 37
BB Ba3 BB 41
BB 40
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 98
A+ A2 A+ A (high) 78
AA- Baa1 A- A 72
B3 25
BB Baa3 BB+ 50
AA Aa2 AA- 86
A- Baa1 A- A 68
B B2 B 31
B3 25
B B2 B- 28
B2
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
AA- Aa3 AA- 83
B- B3 25
B1
BBB+ Baa1 BBB+ 63
B
BBB+ Ba1 57
N/A B2 B+ 31
B+ B1 BB BB (high) 40
B B2 B+ 33
B- Caa1 B- 21
AA Aa2 AA 90
AA Aa2 AA AAA 92
AA+ Aaa AAA AAA 98
BBB Baa2 BBB- BBB (low) 55
BB- B1 BB- 40
SD C RD 12
BB Ba3 BB 43
B- Caa2 B- 30


Ratings

TE S&P Moody's Fitch DBRS Description
100 AAA Aaa AAA AAA Prime
95 AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA (high) High grade
90 AA Aa2 AA AA
85 AA- Aa3 AA- AA (low)
80 A+ A1 A+ A (high) Upper medium grade
75 A A2 A A
70 A- A3 A- A (low)
65 BBB+ Baa1 BBB+ BBB (high) Lower medium grade
60 BBB Baa2 BBB BBB
55 BBB- Baa3 BBB- BBB (low)
50 BB+ Ba1 BB+ BB (high) Non-investment grade
speculative
45 BB Ba2 BB BB
40 BB- Ba3 BB- BB (low)
35 B+ B1 B+ B (high) Highly speculative
30 B B2 B B
25 B- B3 B- B (low)
20 CCC+ Caa1 CCC CCC (high) Substantial risks
15 CCC Caa2 CCC Extremely speculative
10 CCC- Caa3 CCC (low) In default with little
prospect for recovery
  CC Ca CC
5 C C C
0 D / DDD   In default
/ DD D
D
Standard & Poor, Moody's, Fitch and DBRS' sovereign debt credit rating is displayed above. In addition, the Trading Economics (TE) credit rating is shown scoring the credit worthiness of a country between 100 (riskless) and 0 (likely to default). Unlike the ratings provided by the major credit agencies, our index is numerical because we believe it is easier to understand and more insightful when comparing multiple countries. Arguably, our ratings are less likely to be manipulated because they are unsolicited and we are not paid in any way to provide countries with a rating. Technically, our ratings are based on a forward looking macro economic model which takes into account several leading economic indicators, financial markets and very little discretion. If you have any question please email us at contact@tradingeconomics.com


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