Standard & Poor's credit rating for the United Kingdom stands at AA with stable outlook. Moody's credit rating for the United Kingdom was last set at Aa3 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 AA (high) 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
DBRSAA (high) Stable Nov 13 2020
Moody'sAa3 Stable Oct 16 2020
DBRSAAA Negative May 15 2020
FitchAA- Negative Mar 27 2020
FitchAA Negative Dec 17 2019
S&PAA Stable Dec 17 2019
Moody'sAa2 Negative Nov 08 2019
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+ 62
CCC+ Caa1 CCC 21
CCC+ Ca CCC CCC 15
Ba3 B+ 16
BBB+ BB 55
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
AA+ Aa1 AA+ AAA 96
BB+ Ba2 BB+ 48
BB- Ba2 45
B+ B2 B+ 35
BB- Ba3 BB- 40
B- Caa1 22
B B3 B 28
AA Aa3 AA- AA (high) 86
CCC+ Caa3 20
B+ B2 B 31
A+ A2 N/A 78
B+ B2 B 33
B B3 27
BBB+ A2 70
BB- Ba2 BB- BB (low) 42
BBB Baa1 BBB 60
B 25
N/A B2 30
B- B2 B 28
AAA Aaa AA+ AAA 100
B B- 27
Aa3 85
A+ A1 A- N/A 78
A+ A1 A+ A (high) 80
BBB- Baa2 BBB- BBB 57
CCC+ Caa1 20
B B2 B 31
BBB- Ba1 BBB- 51
Caa2 15
BBB- Ba2 BBB- BBB (low) 50
AA- Aa3 AA- 83
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
BB- Ba3 BB- 40
B- Caa3 B- 18
B B2 B+ 30
B- B3 B- 25
AA- A1 AA- AA (low) 83
B B2 B 30
AA Aaa AAA AAA 98
BB- Ba3 40
AA+ Aa1 AA+ AA (high) 96
AA Aa2 AA AA (high) 92
N/A Caa1 CCC 26
BB Ba2 BB 45
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
B- B3 B 23
BB- Ba3 BB BB (low) 37
SD
BB- Ba1 BB- 43
BB- B1 35
AA+ Aa3 AA- 90
BBB Baa3 BBB 58
A A2 A 75
BBB- Baa3 BBB- BBB 56
BBB Baa2 BBB 60
B- Caa1 B- 23
AA- A2 A+ A (high) 78
N/A Aa3 90
AA- A1 A+ 81
BBB Baa3 BBB- BBB (high) 61
Ba3 B+ 37
B+ B2 B+ 33
A+ A1 A A (high) 77
B+ B1 BB- 36
BBB- Baa3 BBB 56
B+ B2 B+ 33
AA- A1 AA 88
NR B2 30
Caa2 CCC 20
A+ A3 A- A (low) 73
D C RD 11
B 30
AAA 100
A+ A3 A A 75
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
Aa3 AA 87
BB- BB+ 45
A- A3 A- 70
B3 CCC 27
Caa1 25
A- A2 A+ A (high) 75
Baa1 65
BBB Baa1 BBB- BBB 60
B3 25
B B3 B 28
B+ B1 35
BBB- 55
BBB- Ba1 BB+ 53
CCC+ Caa2 CCC 14
Ba2 BB 45
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
AA Aaa AA 93
B- B3 B- 25
B3
B- B2 B 28
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
B+ Ba3 BB- 40
B- B3 B- 25
BBB Baa1 BBB 63
B- B2 30
BB Ba1 BB+ 46
BBB+ A3 BBB+ N/A 65
BBB+ Baa2 BBB 61
A- A2 A- A 71
BBB Baa3 BBB BBB (high) 71
D 0
AA- Aa3 AA- 85
CCC+ Caa2 CCC 20
BBB- Baa3 BBB- 55
BBB- Baa3 BBB 55
B+ B2 B+ 33
BB+ 55
A- A1 A 75
B+ Ba3 37
BB+ Ba3 BB+ 46
B+ 45
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 98
A+ A2 A A (high) 76
AA- A3 A A (high) 75
B3 25
BB- Ba2 BB- 45
AA Aa2 AA- 86
A Baa1 A- A 71
B- Caa1 CCC 23
B3 25
SD Caa3 RD 15
B3 30
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 99
AAA Aaa AAA AAA 100
AA- Aa3 AA- 83
B- B3 25
B2 35
BBB+ Baa1 BBB+ 65
B B3 30
BBB- Ba1 52
N/A B2 B 30
B+ B2 BB- BB (high) 36
B B2 B+ 31
B B3 B 26
AA Aa2 AA- 90
AA Aa3 AA- AA (high) 90
AA+ Aaa AAA AAA 98
BBB Baa2 BBB- BBB (low) 55
BB- B1 BB- 38
SD WR RD 11
BB Ba3 BB 43
SD Ca RD 30


Credit 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
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