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.

Fitch Investors Service

A financial services company best known for the bond ratings it provides investors.
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As a result of the combination of the ratings of Fitch IBCA and DCR, Fitch announced the following changes to the outstanding public Auto Loan and Dealer Floorplan ratings of Fitch IBCA and DCR.
Fitch hereby affirms all other outstanding public insurance- related ratings of Fitch IBCA and DCR, except those currently on Rating Alert by Fitch IBCA and Rating Watch by DCR for which the Rating Watch status will continue until otherwise announced.
Finance and Credit Card company ratings of Fitch IBCA and Duff & Phelps are hereby affirmed by Fitch.
The outstanding public European structured finance ratings of Fitch will be publicly available on either or both the web sites of Fitch IBCA (www.
Fitch IBCA believes the leasehold collateral creates significant uncertainty as to future recoveries of the principal balance of the restaurant borrowers.
Fitch IBCA expects that timely and full repayment will only occur under a positive operating environment resulting from a sustained favorable business climate.
In addition, Fitch IBCA included a percentage of those loans that did not report year-end 1999 financial statements in the default analysis.
For more information on these rating actions, please refer to our separate press releases: `Fitch IBCA Upgrades Detroit, MI to `A', Issues New GO Guidelines' and `Fitch IBCA Upgrades Board of Education of the City of Chicago', available on our web site at `www.
Fitch IBCA notes that its claims paying ability ratings consider not just a company's current capital adequacy, but also its viability as an ongoing enterprise.
Although Fitch IBCA believes that slow economic growth will continue to challenge Philadelphia, we are recognizing a number of significant management `best practices," said Richard Larkin, Managing Director, Fitch IBCA.
In addition, Fitch IBCA has assigned ratings to the following outstanding debt obligations of LOOP:
Fitch IBCA downgrades the underlying rating on approximately $580 million of MedStar Health, Inc.