Fitch Rating Fee Increases Anger Users

Some firms face fee increases of 100 percent as a result of the vendor's new license plans.


Over recent months, Fitch has met with some consumers to discuss fee increases for its data, and has proposed price increases for its research of about five percent. However, the vendor is also proposing fee increases of more than 100 percent for some users of its global credit ratings, which cover fixed income issuers and securities, structured finance transactions, and public finance notes. 

“Fitch Ratings told us that it was increasing its prices to bring them on par with the industry standar