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NEW YORK — Fitch Ratings downgraded three corporate credit unions late last week, knocking Constitution Corporate FCU, Members United Corporate FCU and Southwest Corporate FCU each down a notch. The long-term Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) of all three were downgraded from ‘AA-’ to ‘A+’, Short term IDRs and Short-term debt ratings were downgraded from ‘F1+’ to ‘F1′, and Individual ratings were downgraded from ‘A/B’ to ‘B’.

Fitch expects all three corporates to take near-term losses, although earnings and reserves should absorb them. The decision to downgrade considered not just those losses, Fitch said, but also the potential for future losses that could possibly impact capital positions.

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