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In this section you will find current and past credit ratings from Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, Fitch and DBRS, for Barclays Bank PLC and Barclays PLC.

Current credit ratings for both Barclays Bank PLC and Barclays PLC.

Credit Ratings Barclays Bank PLC Barclays PLC
Standard & Poor's
Rating action (30/04/14) (PDF 350KB, new window)
Credit opinion (29/05/14) (PDF 489KB, new window)
Long Term A (Negative) A- (Negative)
Short Term A-1 A-2
Stand-Alone Credit Profile (SACP) bbb+ n/a
Credit Ratings Barclays Bank PLC Barclays PLC
Moody's
Credit opinion (09/12/14) (PDF 149KB, new window)
Rating action (24/06/12) (PDF 92KB, new window)
Long Term A2 (Negative) A3 (Negative)
Short Term P-1 P-2
Bank Financial Strength Ratio
(BFSR)
C- (Stable) n/a
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Fitch
Credit opinion (09/09/14) (PDF 394KB, new window)
Rating action (25/11/14) (PDF 29KB, new window)
Long Term A (Stable) A (Stable)
Short Term F1 F1
Viability Rating a A
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DBRS
Rating action (09/09/13) (PDF 44KB, new window)
Credit opinion (25/04/14) (PDF 309KB, new window)
Long Term AA (low) (Stable) n/a
Short Term R-1 (middle) (Stable) n/a
Intrinsic Assessment A (high) (Stable) n/a

Notes

  • No representation can be made that the data contained in the ratings reports is accurate and complete and no liability is accepted in respect of the content of the ratings reports or the links to, and content of, the rating agency websites
  • The ratings reports are for information purposes only and are not intended as an offer or invitation with respect to the purchase or sale of securities
  • A rating is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold securities and may be subject to suspension, reduction or withdrawal at any time by the assigning rating agency.
  • A credit rating downgrade could result in contractual outflows to meet collateral requirements on existing contracts. Outflows related to a multiple-notch credit rating downgrade are included in the LRA stress scenarios and a portion of the liquidity pool is held against this risk.

Long-term, short-term and standalone credit rating histories for Barclays Bank PLC and Barclays PLC.

  • Barclays Bank PLC long-term credit rating history

    Standard & Poor's Moody's Fitch DBRS  
    2013: A 2012: A2 2011: A 2013: AA (low)  
    2011: A+ 2009: Aa3 2009: AA- 2012: AA  
    2008: AA- 2001: Aa1 2008: AA 2011: A (high)  
    1992: AA 1992: Aa2 1994: AA+ -  
    1991: AA+ 1992: Aa1 1992: AA -  
    1988: AAA 1985: Aaa 1992: AA+ -  
    1984: AA+ - 1989: AAA -  
    1983: AAA - 1988: AA+ -  

    Barclays Bank PLC short-term credit rating history

    Standard & Poor's Moody's Fitch DBRS  
    2011: A-1 1985: P-1 2011: F1 2013: R-1 (middle)  
    1983: A-1+ - 1988: F1+ 2011: R-1 (high)  

    Barclays Bank PLC standalone credit rating*

    Standard & Poor's Moody's Fitch DBRS  
    2013: bbb+ 2012: C- 2011: a 2013: A (high)  
    2011: a- 2009: C 2011: aa- 2011: AA  
    - 2008: B - -  
    - 2007: B+ - -  
    - 2001: A- - -  
    - 1995: B+ - -  

    * Standard & Poor's: Stand-Alone Credit Profile (SACP)
    Moody's: Bank Financial Strength Rating (BFSR)
    Fitch: Viability Rating (VR)
    DBRS: Intrinsic Assessments (IA)

  • Barclays PLC long-term credit rating history

    Standard & Poor's Moody's Fitch DBRS  
    2013: A- 2012: A3 2011: A n/a  
    2011: A 2009: A1 2009: AA- -  
    2008: A+ 2007: Aa2 2008: AA -  
    2007: AA- - 2007: AA+ -  

    Barclays PLC short-term credit rating history

    Standard & Poor's Moody's Fitch DBRS  
    2013: A-2 2012: P-2 2011: F1 n/a  
    2008: A-1 2007: P-1 2007: F1+ -  
    2007: A-1+ - - -  

Definitions of long-term, short-term and standalone credit ratings from Standard & Poor's, Moody’s, Fitch and DBRS. Unless otherwise stated, definitions are as published by the relevant rating agency and available on its website.

  • Standard & Poor's

    A: An obligation rated 'A' is somewhat more susceptible to the adverse effects of changes in circumstances and economic conditions than obligations in higher-rated categories. However, the obligor s capacity to meet its financial commitment on the obligation is still strong.

    Moody's

    A: Obligations rated 'A' are considered upper-medium grade and are subject to low credit risk.

    Fitch Ratings

    A: High credit quality. 'A' ratings denote expectations of low default risk. The capacity for payment of financial commitments is considered strong. This capacity may, nevertheless, be more vulnerable to adverse business or economic conditions than is the case for higher ratings.

    DBRS

    AA: Superior credit quality. The capacity for the payment of financial obligations is considered high. Credit quality differs from 'AAA' only to a small degree. Unlikely to be significantly vulnerable to future events.

  • Standard & Poor's

    A-1: A short-term obligation rated 'A-1' is rated in the highest category by Standard & Poor's. The obligor's capacity to meet its financial commitment on the obligation is strong. Within this category, certain obligations are designated with a plus sign (+). This indicates that the obligor's capacity to meet its financial commitment on these obligations is extremely strong.

    A-2: A short-term obligation rated 'A-2' is somewhat more susceptible to the adverse effects of changes in circumstances and economic conditions than obligations in higher rating categories. However, the obligor's capacity to meet its financial commitment on the obligation is satisfactory.

    Moody's

    P-1: Issuers (or supporting institutions) rated 'Prime-1' have a superior ability to repay short-term debt obligations.

    P-2:
    Issuers (or supporting institutions) rated 'Prime-2' have a strong ability to repay short-term debt obligations.

    Fitch Ratings

    F1: Highest short-term credit quality. It indicates the strongest intrinsic capacity for timely payment of financial commitments; may have an added '+' to denote any exceptionally strong credit feature.

    DBRS

    R-1 (high): Highest credit quality. The capacity for the payment of short-term financial obligations as they fall due is exceptionally high. Unlikely to be adversely affected by future events.

    R-1 (middle): Superior credit quality. The capacity for the payment of short-term financial obligations as they fall due is very high. Differs from R-1 (high) by a relatively modest degree. Unlikely to be significantly vulnerable to future events.

  • Standard & Poor's Stand-Alone Credit Profile (SACP)

    Standard & Poor's does not provide a definition as such, since the SACP is a component of the issue rating or the issuer credit rating. However, the scale ranges from 'aaa' to 'd' , which parallels issuer credit rating scale, from 'AAA' to 'D'.

    Moody's Bank Financial Strength Rating (BFSR)

    C: Banks rated 'C' possess adequate intrinsic financial strength. Typically, they will be institutions with more limited but still valuable business franchises. These banks will display either acceptable financial fundamentals within a predictable and stable operating environment, or good financial fundamentals within a less predictable and stable operating environment.

    Fitch Ratings Viability Rating (VR)

    a: High fundamental credit quality. 'a' ratings denote strong prospects for on-going viability. Fundamental characteristics are strong and stable, such that it is unlikely that the bank would have to rely on extraordinary support to avoid default. This capacity may, nevertheless, be more vulnerable to adverse business or economic conditions than is the case for higher ratings.

    DBRS - Intrinsic Assessment (IA)

    A: Good credit quality. The capacity for the payment of financial obligations is substantial, but of lesser credit quality than AA. May be vulnerable to future events, but qualifying negative factors are considered manageable.

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