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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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Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Country of Residence:
United States
Languages spoken:

Kroll Bond Rating Agency, Inc. (“KBRA”) is a US full service credit rating agency operating under the issuer-pays model.

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

Registration status in the EU: KBRA is certified as CRA with ESMA since March 20th, 2013.

Since 1. January 2014, KBRA 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.

Registration status outside of the EU: KBRA is a NRSRO in the US and recognized Credit Rating Provider by the US NAIC.

Market Segments Covered:
Other Corporates, Financial Institutions, Sovereign and Public Finance, Structured Finance, Sub-Sovereign
Countries Covered:
United States
Business Model:

Business model: KBRA operates under the issuer-pays model.

Coverage: KBRA is active in all markets in the US and has published methodologies for all asset classes.

Availability of ratings and reports at website: you will need to create an user account to view more information at KBRA’s website.