Meaning of “ratings agency” in the English Dictionary

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"ratings agency" in Business English

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ratings agencynoun [ C ]

uk us also rating agency FINANCE, STOCK MARKET

an organization that calculates the risk that a share, bond, etc. will not be paid back, using a system of letters to show the level of risk:

The company's debt is rated AA by major ratings agencies.

(Definition of “ratings agency” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)