Ailing Airline Industry Hit With Round of Rating Downgrades
- Airlines: A Small, Festering Credit Thorn? // Bank Loan Report;8/19/2002, Vol. 17 Issue 33, p1
Reports that the United States airline industry's declining credit ratings could bring problems to banks. Airlines' difficulties in regaining profitability; Guarantee provided by the Air Transportation Stabilization Board; Performance of loans in the secondary market.
- MARKET FOCUS. Unnikrishnan, Madhu // Aviation Week & Space Technology;8/24/2009, Vol. 171 Issue 8, p14
The author comments on the performance of the airline industry in the U.S. He states that the market capitalization of all carriers in the country is small compared to many individual companies in other sectors. He notes that the credit ratings of many airlines are also low and no airline was...
- Bolstered by strong economy, agencies raise more ratings. Polyak, Ilana // Bond Buyer;01/13/98, Vol. 323 Issue 30309, p1
Focuses on the report by investment agencies saying they raised more credit ratings of companies in the United States than they lowered for 1997. Ratio of upgrades to downgrades; Comment by Claire Cohen, vice chairman of state and sovereign credit ratings for with Fitch; Impact of the Asian...
- Sovereign credit ratings. Cantor, Richard; Packer, Frank // Current Issues in Economics & Finance;Jun95, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p1
Analyzes the relationship between sovereign ratings and market yields. Demand for sovereign credit ratings; Uses and types of sovereign ratings; Development of the sovereign ratings business; History of sovereign defaults; Agency disagreements over specific sovereign ratings; Dealing with...
- Scoring puts up higher numbers. Borowsky, Mark // U.S. Banker;Jan95, Vol. 105 Issue 1, p44
Discusses the implications of a rating system for consumer and small business loans. Removing the human factor from credit-granting decisions; Building a scorecard; Integrating the credit bureau and bank data through computers; Revenue scoring; Reasons for rejecting a loan.
- Fix-up loans securitized; Seven kinds of subprime. Timmons, Heather // American Banker;10/8/1996, Vol. 161 Issue 193, p10
Cites the push to standardize subprime credit ratings headed by Standard & Poor's Corp. Development of seven risk grades; Basis of the S&P rankings; Reason for introducing the standardized criteria; Inadequacy of the rules-based system. Issue of credit scoring; Importance of quality control;...
- The downgrading of America. HIGHTOWER, JIM // Southern Illinois Labor Tribune;8/18/2011, Vol. 75 Issue 3, p17
The article reports on decline in the sovereign credit status of the U.S. from AAA to AA+.
- `You have a credit problem? No problem.' // Consumers' Research Magazine;Apr94, Vol. 77 Issue 4, p7
Reports that the national credit bureaus have set up an electronic mail system to correct mistakes on consumers' credit reports faster. How to obtain a free copy of your credit report; The `Do-It-Yourself Credit Repair and Improvement Guide'; Other actions by credit bureaus.
- Credit grantors reap numerous returns from instantaneous credit evaluation services. Burgess Jr., Philip N. // Credit World;May/Jun95, Vol. 83 Issue 5, p10
Reports on the advantages presented by credit evaluation services to credit grantors. Delays and inconsistent decisioning in traditional credit processing; Use of automated decisioning and specialized database access in instantaneous credit evaluation services; Mobile credit analysis support.