Stories tagged: credit rating
SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2016, 7:07 A.M.
No credit history, no problem: Lenders now look at phone data
Financial institutions, overcoming some initial trepidation about privacy, are increasingly gauging consumers’ creditworthiness by using phone-company data on mobile calling patterns and locations.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016, 12:35 P.M.
Exxon hikes dividend day after credit downgrade
day after losing its cherished AAA credit rating partly due to billions paid to shareholders, Exxon Mobil is raising its dividend again.
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016, 11:20 A.M.
Stung by low oil prices, Exxon loses ‘AAA’ rating from S&P
Low oil prices have helped cost Exxon its pristine “AAA” credit rating from Standard & Poor’s, a label it held for over six decades.
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016, 9:15 A.M.
Weak oil prices prompt Fitch to cut Saudi Arabia’s rating
Saudi Arabia suffered another credit ratings downgrade on Tuesday after Fitch lowered its view on the oil-rich kingdom in light of the fall in energy prices.
TUESDAY, JAN. 15, 2013, 7:21 A.M.
Fitch warns it may downgrade US over debt standoff
LONDON — The United States could lose its top credit rating for the second time from a leading agency if there’s a delay in raising the country’s debt ceiling, Fitch …
TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012, 8:55 A.M.
Ford Motor Co. gets credit rating boost
DETROIT — The Fitch Ratings agency lifted Ford’s credit rating from junk status to investment grade today, a sign that the company’s recovery from near collapse is almost complete. But …
MONDAY, AUG. 8, 2011, 11:14 A.M.
Government-linked credit ratings downgraded
WASHINGTON — Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services on Monday downgraded the credit ratings of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and other agencies linked to long-term U.S. debt.
SUNDAY, NOV. 21, 2010
Mortgage-forgiveness tax relief does nothing to help your credit
Our four children and their academic calendars have guided me through time in four-year blocks. For example: “Charley was a sophomore when that happened, he’s been out two years, so …