United Kingdom | Credit Rating

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 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
Moody'sAa2 Stable Sep 22 2017
FitchAA Negative Jun 28 2016
S&PAA Negative Jun 27 2016
Moody'sAa1 Negative Jun 24 2016
TE95 Stable Apr 16 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 65
B- B2 B 41
B+ B2 B B 15
B1 B+ 43
BBB+ BBB- 63
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 97
AA+ Aa1 AA+ AAA 96
BB+ Ba2 BB+ 55
BB+ Baa3 65
B+ B1 BB+ 60
BB- Ba3 BB- 40
CCC+ Caa3 53
B Caa1 B- 25
AA Aa3 AA- AA (high) 88
B- B3 25
N/A N/A 30
A+ A2 N/A 91
BB Ba3 BB- 38
B B3 28
A- A2 73
BB Ba2 BB BB 34
BBB- Baa2 BBB 53
B 30
N/A B2 30
B B2 B 30
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
B B 35
Aa3 85
A+ Aa3 A N/A 78
A+ A1 A+ A (high) 80
BBB Baa2 BBB BBB 52
CCC+ B3 25
BB- Ba2 BB 50
BB Ba2 BB 45
Caa2 20
BB+ Ba3 BB BB (low) 36
AA- A1 A+ 81
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
BB- Ba3 BB- 36
B- B3 B 29
B- B3 B 28
CCC+ Caa1 B- 41
AA- A1 A+ AA (low) 81
B B1 B 31
AA AAA 99
B+ Ba3 33
AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA (high) 96
AA Aa2 AA AAA 90
N/A B3 B 40
BB- Ba2 BB- 38
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
B- B3 B 31
B- Caa2 B- CCC (high) 10
SD
BB- Ba1 BB 49
BB- B1 33
AA+ Aa2 AA+ 95
BBB- Baa3 BBB- 47
A A3 A 55
BBB- Baa2 BBB- BBB 48
BBB- Baa3 BBB- 46
B- Caa1 B- 25
A+ A2 A A (high) 70
N/A Aa2 98
A+ A1 A+ 76
BBB Baa2 BBB BBB (high) 60
Ba3 B+ 38
B B3 B 24
A+ A1 A A 78
B+ B1 45
BBB- Baa3 BBB 61
B+ B1 B+ 20
AA Aa2 AA 90
NR B2 30
A- A3 A- A (low) 69
B- B3 B- 31
B+ 40
AAA 100
A- A3 A- A (low) 69
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
Aa3 AA- 88
BB- BB 48
A- A3 A- 66
B2 B+
A- A3 A+ A 74
Baa1 65
BBB+ A3 BBB+ BBB (high) 60
B3 25
B- Caa1 B- 36
B+ B1 40
BBB- 55
BBB- Ba1 BBB- 54
SD Caa3 CC 30
Ba1 BB+ 55
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
AA Aaa AA 90
B+ B2 B+ 33
B B2 B+ 28
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
BB Baa2 BBB 78
B B3 B 19
BBB Baa2 BBB 60
B+ B2 35
BB Ba1 BB 41
BBB+ A3 BBB+ N/A 60
BBB Baa2 BBB 53
BBB+ A2 A- A 67
BBB- Ba1 BB+ BBB (low) 44
D 0
AA- Aa3 AA- 87
CCC+ B3 CC 30
BBB- Baa3 BBB- 52
BB+ Ba1 BBB- 43
B B2 B+ 30
BBB- 65
A- A1 A+ 86
B+ Ba3 35
BB- Ba3 BB- 36
BB- 30
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 98
A+ A2 A+ A (high) 80
A+ Baa1 A- A 61
B3 25
BB Baa3 BB+ 49
AA Aa2 AA- 84
BBB+ Baa2 BBB+ A (low) 62
B+ B1 B+ 38
B3 25
B B1 B- 39
B2
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
AA- Aa3 AA- 82
B- B3
BBB+ Baa1 BBB+ 63
BBB+ Ba1 68
BB- B1 B+ 44
BB Ba1 BB+ BB (high) 44
B B2 B+ 33
B- Caa2 B- 15
AA Aa2 AA 90
AA Aa2 AA AAA 95
AA+ Aaa AAA AAA 97
BBB Baa2 BBB- BBB (low) 56
SD Caa3 RD 5
BB- B1 BB- 29
B B3 B 34


Ratings

The Trading Economics credit rating (TE Rating) scores 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

TE S&P Moody's Fitch  
100 AAA Aaa AAA Prime
95 AA+ Aa1 AA+ High grade
90 AA Aa2 AA
85 AA- Aa3 AA-
80 A+ A1 A+ Upper medium grade
75 A A2 A
70 A- A3 A-
65 BBB+ Baa1 BBB+ Lower medium grade
60 BBB Baa2 BBB
55 BBB- Baa3 BBB-
50 BB+ Ba1 BB+ Non-investment grade
speculative
45 BB Ba2 BB
40 BB- Ba3 BB-
35 B+ B1 B+ Highly speculative
30 B B2 B
25 B- B3 B-
20 CCC+ Caa1 CCC Substantial risks
15 CCC Caa2 Extremely speculative
10 CCC- Caa3 In default with little
prospect for recovery
  CC Ca
5 C C
0 D / DDD In default
/ DD
D