Fitch: 2016 U.S. Leveraged Loan Default Rate Projected to Rise

According to Fitch Ratings, the trailing 12 month U.S. institutional leverage loan default rate is forecast to rise to 2.5% in 2016.

Fitch: Banks Adjusting to ‘Lower-for-longer’ Interest Rate Environment

In a new report, Fitch Ratings noted that U.S. banks will continue to have their short and long-term business strategies affected by a “lower-for-longer” interest rate environment.

Fitch Rates Wynn Macau’s $3B Secured Credit Facility ‘BBB-‘

Fitch Ratings has assigned a ‘BBB-/RR1’ rating to Wynn Resorts Macau’s $3.05 billion senior secured credit facility.

Fitch Publishes ‘Rating Asset-Back Lending Facilities’

Fitch Ratings published the second edition of ‘Rating Asset-Backed Lending Facilities’, a report that reviews Fitch’s methodologies in the recovery analysis of asset-based lending facilities and compares results to actual bankruptcy outcomes.

Fitch: Energy Default Rate Likely to Rise in 2015

The energy sector default rate is expected to rise above its long-term average of 1.9% in 2015, according to Fitch Ratings.

Fitch: Model Shows Fast Rate Rise Would Hurt Public Finance

U.S. Federal Reserve rates are likely to begin to rise in mid-2015 and to tighten gradually, according to Fitch Ratings. A lack of growth and rise in unemployment may trigger declines in income and consumer spending, which would reduce sales tax revenues.

Fitch: Highest Global Structured Finance Upgrades Post-Crisis

In 2014 global structured finance upgrades exceeded downgrades for the first time since the financial crisis, according to Fitch Ratings.

Fitch Assigns BB+/RR1 Rating for American Air Revolver

Fitch Ratings has assigned a rating of BB+/RR1 to American Airlines’ senior secured credit facility. American is expected to enter into new $1.15 billion senior secured credit facilities.

Fitch Assigns BBB- Rating for TPG Specialty Lending

TPG Specialty Lending announced that Fitch Ratings has assigned the company investment grade ratings of BBB-; the Rating Outlook is Stable.

Bloomberg: U.S. Keeps AAA, Outlook Raised to Stable

Bloomberg reported that Fitch Ratings increased its outlook on the U.S.’s AAA credit-ranking to stable from negative, joining Moody’s and S&P in assigning stable outlooks on the world’s largest economy.