Brief profile of GBB-Rating
GBB-Rating Gesellschaft für Bonitätsbeurteilung is an independent, external rating agency with special expertise in the financial services sector. It was founded in 1996 by Prüfungsverband deutscher Banken e.V. (Auditing Association of German Banks) for its present purpose, namely to assess the credit rating of companies, primarily those that engage in the financial services segment. Apart from rating financial institutions, building societies and leasing companies, GBB-Rating also undertakes ratings for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in other sectors. In addition, on behalf of the Auditing Association of German Banks it classifies all the member institutions pursuant to the association's articles, and performs the admission rating required by banks wishing to join the deposit protection fund.
Alongside our principal product, namely credit assessments, as an independent European rating agency we offer our clients services for deposit protection schemes as well as other analysis services (e.g. portfolio analyses, scoring, benchmarking and validation/backtesting), including the GBB Platform.