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Golden Bear in California Upgraded by AM Best

AM Best has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating to A (Excellent) from A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to “a” from “a-” of Golden Bear Insurance Co. in Stockton, Calif. The outlook of these ratings has been revised …

A.M. Best Upgrades Credit Rating of Farm Bureau Property & Casualty Group in Iowa

A.M. Best has upgraded the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to “a+” from “a” and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of “A” of Farm Bureau Property & Casualty Insurance Co. and Western Agriculture Insurance Co., collectively known as Farm Bureau Property …

Safeco in California to Pay Out $3M For Using Credit Scores

Safeco Insurance Co. has agreed to pay a $900,000 fine and reform its approval process for homeowners and auto insurance coverage, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced Friday. Safeco was fined for the unapproved use of credit scores to deny …

S&P Lowers India’s Rating Outlook to Negative; Investment Rating in Peril

Standard & Poor’s cut India’s credit rating outlook on Wednesday to negative from stable, reflecting the toll that hefty fiscal and current account deficits and political paralysis are exacting on Asia’s third-largest economy. The negative outlook jeopardizes India’s long-term rating …