Posts Tagged ‘credit’

Fitch Ratings ‘negative’ about senior student loan notes

JACKSON — Fitch Ratings has affirmed the senior student loan notes issued by Mississippi Higher Education Assistance Corp. (MHEAC), 1993 Trust Indenture. The Rating Outlook is “negative.” Fitch wrote: “The collateral supporting the notes comprises 95 percent cash and 5 percent student loans originated under the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP). The Negative Outlook […] [...]

Fitch downgrades Mississippi Power after PSC blocks rate hike

GULFPORT — Fitch Ratings has downgraded the Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of Mississippi Power Company (Mississippi Power) to “A-“ from “A” and revised the Rating Outlook to “negative” from “stable.” Fitch wrote: “The downgrade is driven by the recent Mississippi Public Service Commission (MPSC) order to deny Mississippi Power’s revenue increase request to earn a […] [...]

Fitch returns rating status of Old Republic to ‘negative’

RIDGELAND — Fitch Ratings has revised the rating watch status for Old Republic International Corporation (ORI) and its insurance company subsidiaries to “negative” from “positive” following the company’s announcement to withdraw the spin-off of Republic Financial Indemnity Group Inc. (RFIG). Fitch had most recently placed the ratings on rating watch positive March 23 after ORI’s […] [...]

Full House lands financing to purchase Silver Slipper Casino

BAY ST. LOUIS — Las Vegas, Nev.-based Full House Resorts reports it has obtained financing commitments for new credit facilities totaling $75 million to fund the company’s acquisition of the Silver Slipper Casino. The financing will consist of a $55 million first lien credit facility and a $20 million second lien facility. Capital One N.A. […] [...]

Southern AgCredit mailing dividends totaling $6.35M

RIDGELAND — The Southern AgCredit board of directors recently approved a patronage dividend for borrowers based on the financing cooperative’s solid 2011 earnings. Checks are being mailed to customers in mid-February. Southern AgCredit customers will receive a check for their portion of the $6.35 million cash patronage, plus a statement detailing their share of the […] [...]

Choctaws used credit to pay for casino construction

by Published: August 29,2011

Tags: casinos, construction, credit, debt, gambling, gaming

SANDERSVILLE — Although the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians said in May that profits from its casino had paid off its $18 million construction costs at its Bok Homa casino in Jones County, financial documents show that the tribe used a $10-million line of credit to help pay that cost. A campaign flier from Beasley […] [...]

State scores near top in consumer distress index

by Published: February 21,2011

Tags: credit

ATLANTA — CredAbility, one of the leading nonprofit credit counseling and education agencies in the United States, today released the CredAbility Consumer Distress Index results for the 2010 fourth quarter, and Mississippi posted the second-worst score. The Index, a quarterly measure that tracks the financial condition of the average U.S. household, found that rising stock […] [...]

Fitch awards Southern Co. better outlook

by Published: December 28,2010

Tags: credit, debt, electricity, energy, utilities

ATLANTA — Fitch Ratings has revised the rating outlooks of the parent company of Mississippi Power, Southern Company (Southern; Fitch Issuer Default Rating [IDR] of ‘A’), and its subsidiary, Georgia Power Company (GPC; IDR of ‘A’) to “stable” from “negative.” In addition, the ratings of both issuers are affirmed. Fitch said: “The revision of Southern’s […] [...]

Study: Consumers’ distress near tops in nation

by Published: November 17,2010

Tags: consumer confidence, credit, debt

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — CredAbility has released the CredAbility Consumer Distress Index results for the 2010 third quarter. And Mississippi consumers nearly top the index. The index, a quarterly measure that tracks the financial condition of the average U.S. household, found that the incremental improvements in consumer financial health in the first half of 2010 have […] [...]

ABA: Consumer loan delinquencies improved

by Published: October 5,2010

Tags: banking and finance, credit, debt

WASHINGTON – Consumer loan delinquencies generally improved in the second quarter of 2010, as bank card, home equity loans, and auto loans all showed improvement according to the American Bankers Association’s Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin. The results were not as broadbased as the previous two quarters and, as a result, the composite ratio, which tracks delinquencies […] [...]

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