Fitch Investors Service

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Fitch Investors Service

A financial services company that primarily offers credit ratings for different kinds of bonds. That is, it serves as a credit ratings agency (CRA) and a research firm. It is one of only ten firms the SEC recognizes as a credit rating agency, though, like other CRAs, its methods have been subject to criticism. For example, it gave the nation of Iceland a near top rating until the nation's bankruptcy in 2008. It is based in New York and was established in 1909.
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Fitch Investors Service

A financial services company best known for the bond ratings it provides investors.
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A landmark study by Fitch Investors Service, Inc., a New York debt-rating agency, for the first time goes public with the regional economic indicators that affect mortgage default rates and home prices.
Petersburg, FL 1.04 Albany, NY 1.09 New York--Other 1.24 Massachusetts--Other 1.29 New York Metro Area 1.30 Essex-Bergen-Passiac Counties, NJ 1.43 Connecticut 1.44 New Jersey--Other 1.70 Source: Fitch Investors Service, Inc.
Lauderdale, FL 11.23 15.17 Texas--Other 11.20 8.79 San Diego, CA 10.92 1.51 Los Angeles-Anaheim-Long Beach, CA 10.90 (3.70) IN, OH, WI, MI 10.79 15.52 NC, SC, WV 10.76 12.81 Colorado 10.63 15.79 Delaware 9.96 1.13 ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY, OR 9.34 21.04 California--Other 8.87 2.77 Washington 6.06 11.89 New Jersey--Other 5.17 4.63 Source: Fitch Investors Service, Inc.