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Source Issuer Rating
Scope United States AA
Scope Denmark AAA
Scope Norway AAA
Scope Sweden AAA
Scope Finland AA+
RP - 2021-11-30
Sovereign Rating Reviews during December 2021

RP - 2021-11-25
Updated mapping of ECAI ratings in the EU officially adopted

RP - 2021-11-03
November 2021 Sovereign Rating Reviews

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Country of Residence:
Languages spoken:
English, Italian

CRIF is an Italian rating agency covering the Italian Mid-cap market on an unsolicited basis since early 2011. CRIF has started to assign Corporates ratings on an issuer-pays basis. CRIF''s revenues predominantly relate to business information and credit scoring activities in several countries.

Registered as CRA in the EU:
Certified as CRA in the EU:
ECAI Status:
European Union

CRIF is registered as CRA with ESMA since December 22nd, 2011.

Since 1. January 2014, CRIF is also a recognized ECAI across the whole European Union. 

On November 1st, 2016, the following mapping of ECAI ratings to the 6 Credit Quality Steps under the Standardized approach for Banks (Capital Requirements Regulation, CRR) and the 7 Steps under Solvency II for insurances in the EU entered into force:


Note that additional rating scales may have been mapped. To view all mappings, login with your account and read the “RP Research” on this agency. To see how this agency’s mapping compares with other agencies, please read our dedicated page on the EU ECAIs.

CRIF is considered a small Credit rating agency for the purpose of Article 8d of CRAIII. 

Market Segments Covered:
Other Corporates
Countries Covered:
Business Model:
hybrid model

Business model: CRIF operates under a hybrid model. CRIF started by assigning unsolicited ratings to Italian mid-cap companies and now proposes also ratings solicited by the issuer. In addition, CRIF rates upon investors request.

Coverage: CRIF covers non-financial mid-cap Italian companies.

Availability of ratings and reports at website: a list of rated entities is available here (rating reports are not available):