About us

GBB-Rating – about us

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 banks, building societies and leasing companies.

As a leading rating agency 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 and leasing companies in Europe. It also performs ratings for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the German-speaking countries.

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 German banks' compensation scheme.

Our ratings are undertaken by experienced and highly specialized analysts.




GBB-Rating Gesellschaft für
Bonitätsbeurteilung mbH

Kattenbug 1
50667 Cologne

Fon +49 221 912897-211