Banks’ Credit Ratings – Domestic and Foreign Notes

Patrycja Chodnicka-Jaworska


The aim of the paper is to analyse the differences between foreign and domestic notes given to banks by credit rating agencies. Following a literature review, the following hypothesis was proposed: Financial indicators have a stronger impact on the credit ratings of domestic rather than of foreign banks. The hypothesis was verified using panel ordered probit models. The analysis was based on European banks’ long-term issuer credit ratings given by S&P, Fitch and Moody between 2000 and 2015.


credit rating, default risk, financial indicators, banking sector

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