Current New Zealand credit ratings, according to main rating agencies.

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Rating Agency Rating Outlook Last Update Action
Standard & Poor's AA+ - 22 Feb 2021 rating upgrade
Moody's Investors Service Aaa - 20 Oct 2002 rating upgrade
Fitch Ratings AA positive 23 Jan 2020 outlook upgrade
DBRS - -

New Zealand: Long-term Rating Scales Comparison

Symbol means a positive outlook assigned by the rating agency.
Symbol means a negative outlook.

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Grade Description S&P Moody's Fitch DBRS
Investment
Grade
Prime
AAA
Aaa
AAA
AAA
High Medium Grade
AA+
Aa1
AA+
AA(high)
AA
Aa2
AA
AA
AA-
Aa3
AA-
AA(low)
Upper Medium Grade
A+
A1
A+
A(high)
A
A2
A
A
A-
A3
A-
A(low)
Lower Medium Grade
BBB+
Baa1
BBB+
BBB(high)
BBB
Baa2
BBB
BBB
BBB-
Baa3
BBB-
BBB(low)
Speculative
Grade
Speculative
BB+
Ba1
BB+
BB(high)
BB
Ba2
BB
BB
BB-
Ba3
BB-
BB(low)
Highly Speculative
B+
B1
B+
B(high)
B
B2
B
B
B-
B3
B-
B(low)
Substantial Risk
CCC+
Caa1
CCC+
CCC(high)
CCC
Caa2
CCC
CCC
CCC-
Caa3
CCC-
CCC(low)
Extremely Speculative
CC
Ca
CC
CC
C
C
C
C
In Default
RD
/
RD
RD
SD
/
SD
SD
D•NR
D•NR
D•NR
D•NR

New Zealand Credit Ratings historical data

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Timetable of New Zealand credit ratings by S&P, Moody's, Fitch and DBRS agencies.
Symbol means a positive outlook assigned by the rating agency.
Symbol means a negative outlook.

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Date S&P Moody's Fitch DBRS
22 Feb 2021 AA+
23 Jan 2020 AA
31 Jan 2019 AA
26 Jan 2016 AA
8 Jul 2014 AA
29 Sep 2011 AA AA
21 Nov 2010 AA+
15 Jul 2009 AA+
27 May 2009 AA+
12 Jan 2009 AA+
18 Aug 2003 AA+
20 Oct 2002 Aaa
27 Mar 2002 AA
6 Mar 2001 AA+
23 Sep 1998 Aa2
9 Sep 1998 AA+
4 Jun 1998 Aa1
26 Feb 1996 Aa1
31 Jan 1996 AA+
3 Jan 1996 Aa2
22 Dec 1994 AA
7 Jul 1994 AA
16 Mar 1994 Aa2
22 Feb 1994 Aa3
22 Jan 1991 AA-
26 Jun 1989 AA
2 Nov 1986 AA
15 Aug 1986 Aa3
17 Oct 1984 Aa
29 Apr 1983 AA+
29 Jun 1977 Aaa
1 Nov 1976 AAA
10 Jul 1975 Aa
1 Jul 1965 Baa
29 Sep 1961 BBB

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