Professional credit assessment

As an independent European rating agency, we offer our clients a portfolio of services encompassing rating, risk analysis, scoring and benchmarking. Our credit assessments focus on banks, building societies and leasing companies.



FinSAC Guidance Paper


As a direct response to the global financial crisis IADI (International Association of Deposit Insurers) published jointly with the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision (BCBS) in 2009 the Core Principles for Effective Deposit Insurance Systems, which had been updated in 2014. The Financial Sector Advisory Center (FINSAC) has responded to the ongoing discussion about Deposit Insurance, also in the EU, with the publication a guidance paper dealing with aspects of funding, investment, risk-based contribution and how to perform stress testing. Bernd Bretschneider (GBB-Rating) together with Dr. Ralf Benna (BVR) wrote the part about risk-based premium models for Deposit Insurance Systems.

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Certified Information Security

GBB-Rating's important IT-intensive business processes are outsourced to Prüfungsverband deutscher Banken e.V., which is now certified by ISO 27001 based on IT-Grundschutz. Effective 04. April 2018 it is listed as certified company at Federal Office for Information Security with the identifier BSI-IGZ-0314-2018. By certification we prove to comply with the high standards of the Federal Office for Information Security and underline that information security has a high priority regarding our business activities.

GBB-Rating puts focus on sustainability

Since February 16th, 2018, GBB-Rating is an official member of the United Nations Global Compact. Therefore, we commit ourselves to fulfilling the 10 principles of the UN in the fields of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption. Henceforth, GBB-Rating will annually report about these issues in a separate progress report called "Communication in Progress" (CoP). GBB-Rating is placing greater emphasis than ever before on integrating sustainability as a crucial component into its corporate strategy and philosophy.

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