Fitch Ratings Definition
Fitch Ratings are various
issuer and bond ratings provided by Fitch international
credit rating agency that analyzes banks, corporations as
well as sovereigns. Fitch is the smallest of the "big three"
Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations. Its market share not as
big as Moody's or Standard & Poor's, but it has grown with acquisitions.
Its long-term credit rating uses an alphabetic scale from 'AAA' to 'D',
introduced in 1924 and later adopted and licensed by Standard & Poor's.