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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the difference between a Bank Rating Report and a Bank Rating Assessment report?

2. How long is the typical rating process likely to last?

3. Will on-site due diligence be part of the process?

4. Is there any cost associated with soliciting a proposal from yourselves?

5. Who are CI's Subscribers?

6. What sets your methodolgy apart from other credit rating agencies in terms of credit rating for financial institutions and sovereign entities?

7. How can I get a rating from Capital Intelligence?

8. What are CI's procedures regarding External Complaints?

9. What is the difference between a Member and a Subscriber?

 

1. What is the difference between a Bank Rating Report and a Bank Rating Assessment report?

Bank Rating Reports are annual, in-depth qualitative and quantitative studies of specific financial institutions. Qualitative aspects include ownership and support, the market environment, and operational and business development strategies.

Bank Rating Assessment reports are produced without the participation of the rated entity using publicly available information. The ratings symbols in these reports appear in lower case (e.g. aaa/a1), but the same analytical methodologies and ratings definitions apply.

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2. How long is the typical rating process likely to last?

We aim to complete a rating assignment in around 8-12 weeks from receipt of information, however, this is very much dependent on the flow of information from the side of the client.


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3. Will on-site due diligence be part of the process?

Part of the due diligence involves meeting with senior management of the entity.


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4. Is there any cost associated with soliciting a proposal from yourselves?

There is no charge in soliciting a proposal from our side. We would require the latest audited financials along with any interim financials before we send you a formal quotation.


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5. Who are CI's Subscribers?

CI’s clients and subscribers include the world's leading commercial and investment banks, investors, central banks and regulators, international financial institutions, local banks and market participants, Islamic financial institutions, export credit agencies and government agencies.


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6. What sets your methodology apart from other credit rating agencies in terms of credit rating for financial institutions and sovereign entities?

CI’s approach to rating banks and sovereigns is broadly smilar to that of other main credit rating agencies in terms of the rating process and the range of quantitative and qualitative factors considered before assigning ratings. Rating scales and definitions are also similar.

There are, however, differences with some of the other agencies in terms of the type of ratings assigned to banks.


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7. How can I get a rating from Capital Intelligence?

For information on how to get a rating please see the How to get Rated page. All rating enquiries are handled by CI's Marketing Department.


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8. What are CI's procedures regarding External Complaints?

For information on CI's External Complaints Policy and Procedures see the Complaints page.


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9. What is the difference between a Member and a Subscriber?

A Member has free access to the Ratings Lists, the News Room and a free, trial subscription will also be activated once you have signed up.

A Subscriber purchases a subscription to reports either by country, by region or to the Global package. See Subscriptions page for further details.


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