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Banque de France FIBEN
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Banque de France is the French Central Bank, it is exmpted from registering as Credit Rating Agency in Europe. Through FIBEN, Banque de France makes available its ratings on French non-financial corporate.

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

Registration status in the EU: Banque de France is exempted from registering as CRA with ESMA. The exemption was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on June 19th, 2010.

Since 1. January 2014, Banque de France is also a recognized ECAI across the whole European Union.(until December 2013, Banque de France was formally recognized ECAI in 2 European Countries). 

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

Banque de France is recognized as a source to the ECB ECAF system.

Market Segments Covered:
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Business Model:
special model

Business model:  While 8 National Banks have In-House Credit Assessment Systems (ICAS), which are eligible as a source to the ECF ECAF system, BdF is the only central bank having requested being exempted from registering as CRA.  

Coverage: BdF covers French non-financial Corporates with a turnover above EUR 750.000,-.

As of December 2014, it had 264.845  ratings outstanding. (up from 234.253 end 2013) 

Availability of ratings and reports at website: Ratings are not available in the public domain but are restricted to FIBEN members (which include credit institutions, surety and credit insurance companies as well as public administrations with economic and financial purposes.