The British pound fell versus the U.S. dollar on Monday after ratings agency Standard & Poor'sa ffirmed its AAA long-term rating on Britain but maintained the negative outlook on the long-term rating.

Sterling dropped from $1.5068 GBP= just before the announcement to $1.5017 in the minutes after, down 0.3 percent from the prior New York close. (Reporting by Vivianne Rodrigues; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)