​Professional credit assessment

The core competence of GBB-Rating consists of assessing the credit standing of financial service providers. We have developed a special statistical rating procedure for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well.

Established in Cologne in 1996, GBB-Rating Gesellschaft für Bonitätsbeurteilung mbH (GBB-Rating) is a rating agency registered with the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Its activities focus on producing ratings for banks, building societies, and leasing companies.

Ranking among the leading rating agencies for financial service providers, GBB-Rating annually rates the credit standing of private commercial banks that are affiliated to the Deposit Protection Fund of the Association of German Banks, and undertakes ratings on behalf of banks, building societies, leasing companies and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe.
Since 2012 the ratings produced by GBB-Rating have been one of the factors used to calculate the contributions payable by the banks to EdB, the subsidiary of the Association of German Banks that guarantees savers' deposits.
Our ratings are undertaken by experienced and highly specialized analysts.

Any questions on our rating procedures? If you have any questions about our rating procedures, or wish to obtain an informative credit rating for your own institution from GBB-Rating, we will be pleased to arrange a personal appointment (Contact).

Further information on the rating methodologies of GBB-Rating is available in the section Publications and press.




Rating of banks

Rating of building societies

Rating of leasing companies

Rating of SMEs


Rating methodology

Rating methodology for banks

Rating methodology for building societies

Rating methodology for leasing companies

Rating methodology for SMEs




GBB-Rating Gesellschaft für
Bonitätsbeurteilung mbH

Kattenbug 1
50667 Cologne

Fon +49 221 912897-211