Ratings Track Record


Financial Ratings Series Online is the source for accurate ratings that you can rely upon to make sound, informed financial decisions. Both Weiss Ratings & TheStreet Ratings have an excellent track record for identifying and warning the public about troubled companies before they fail, and their superior results speak for themselves.

Most people automatically assume their bank or insurance company will survive, year after year. Unfortunately, every year this assumption leads to millions of people being caught off guard by a company failure. Sometimes the impact is relatively small, creating only a few minor headaches and inconveniences. In some instances, however, the impact can be huge, ranging from outright financial losses to accounts being temporarily frozen.

Why take a chance? Financial Ratings Series Online, with bank and insurance ratings provided by Weiss Ratings & TheStreet Ratings, is committed to giving you accurate, timely advice regarding the financial stability of the companies you do business with.

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Bank Failures

455 Banks have Failed from January 1, 2008 through June 20, 2014
Of the 448 Bank Failures, look at Weiss Ratings & TheStreet Ratings' Financial Strength Ratings
of those institutions, before they failed:

  • 417 were rated E+, E or E- (Very Weak)
  • 31 were rated D+, D or D- (Weak)
  • In total, 98% of these failed banks were rated Very Weak or Weak

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Health Insurer Failures

Sixteen Health Insurers have failed since 2008

  • 3 were rated E+ or E (Very Weak)
  • 6 were rated D+ (Weak)
  • 6 were Unrated due to low total assets or premium income

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Life Insurer Failures

Twenty-Two Life & Annuity Insurers have failed since 2008

  • 9 were rated E+, E or E- (Very Weak)
  • 5 were rated D+ or D (Weak)
  • 3 were rated C or C- (Fair)

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Property & Casualty Insurer Failures

Fifty-Seven Property & Casualty Insurers have failed since 2008

  • 30 were rated E+, E or E- (Very Weak)
  • 10 was rated D+, D or D- (Weak)
  • 4 were rated C+, C or C- (Fair)

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Credit Union Failures

Thirty Credit Unions have failed since 2011

  • 18 were rated E+, E or E- (Very Weak)
  • 4 was rated D+, D or D- (Weak)
  • 4 were rated C+, C or C- (Fair)

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Ratings for Banks and Insurers from May 1, 2007 through April 30, 2010 provided by TheStreet Ratings
Ratings for Banks and Insurers after May 1, 2010 provided by Weiss Ratings