Fitch Ratings yesterday refused to withdraw the insurer financial strength rating for MBIA Insurance Corp., citing its ability to keep an accurate credit view of the company for at least the next several months.

Fitch will rely on publicly available portfolio information for MBIA, as the financial guarantor has ceased giving the rating agency access to proprietary data. After that, Fitch said, the specific nature of the financial guaranty industry will make it hard to obtain an accurate view without that information.

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