SBP renews status of credit rating agencies State Bank of Pakistan

SBP renews status of credit rating agencies

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has renewed the status of credit rating agencies operating in the country.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the central bank said that it renewed the status of VIS and PACRA as Eligible External Credit Assessment Institutions (ECAIs).

It further said that the status of both credit rating agencies operating in Pakistan namely “VIS Credit Rating Company Limited (VIS)” and “The Pakistan Credit Rating Agency Limited (PACRA)” as eligible / recognized External Credit Assessment Institutions (ECAIs) for the calendar year 2022.

Banks and DFIs using the standardized approach of Basel framework are allowed to use credit ratings assigned by VIS and PACRA for CAR calculation purposes, the SBP said.

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