Current United Kingdom credit ratings, according to main rating agencies.

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Rating Agency Rating Outlook Last Update Action
Standard & Poor's AA - 18 Dec 2019 outlook upgrade
Moody's Investors Service Aa3 - 17 Oct 2020 rating downgrade
Fitch Ratings AA- - 22 Jun 2021 outlook upgrade
DBRS AA (high) - 15 Nov 2020 rating downgrade

United Kingdom: 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

United Kingdom Credit Ratings historical data

Timetable of United Kingdom 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 Jun 2021 AA-
15 Nov 2020 AA (high)
17 Oct 2020 Aa3
18 May 2020 AAA
28 Mar 2020 AA-
18 Dec 2019 AA
9 Nov 2019 Aa2
22 Sep 2017 Aa2
28 Jun 2016 AA
27 Jun 2016 AA
24 Jun 2016 Aa1
12 Jun 2015 AAA
13 Jun 2014 AAA
19 Apr 2013 AA+
22 Feb 2013 Aa1
13 Dec 2012 AAA
14 Mar 2012 AAA
13 Feb 2012 Aaa
26 Oct 2010 AAA
19 Jul 2010 AAA
21 May 2009 AAA
10 Aug 1994 AAA
28 Apr 1978 AAA
31 Mar 1978 Aaa

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