LONDON (Reuters) - Ratings agency Standard and Poor’s said Britain’s top-notch “AAA” credit rating is no longer tenable after voters opted to leave the European Union, the Financial Times reported on Friday.
“We think that a AAA-rating is untenable under the circumstances,” Moritz Kraemer, chief ratings officer for S&P, told the FT.
Rival ratings agencies Fitch and Moodys have already stripped Britain of their AAA ratings, long before the referendum campaign began.
S&P has previously said its AAA rating for Britain reflected its assumption that the referendum would deliver a vote to remain in the EU.
Reporting by Andy Bruce; Editing by Ana Nicolaci da Costa