Amidst Brexit Uncertainty, Default Risk Rises: Credit Benchmark Analysis Referenced in Barron’s Article

“The U.K. is due to leave the European Union in less than a year, but hasn’t agreed on just how do it. And that could be creating more risk for companies based in the U.K.”

“The uncertainty around Brexit might already be taking a toll. Since the vote to leave the E.U. in June 2016, confidence in the credit of large U.K. corporations has been deteriorating, according to Credit Benchmark, a financial data analytics company that tracks banks’ views of credit risk.”

Barron’s references Credit Benchmark analysis in an article on the credit risk of UK companies amidst Brexit.

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