Our Ratings

The credit ratings assigned to NBB by the international rating agencies have been capped to match the credit ratings assigned to the sovereign, the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Despite the application of the cap, NBB believes that it is important to maintain external ratings from a selection of the major rating agencies to demonstrate good corporate governance.

The current ratings, inclusive of the Bahrain country ceiling constraint, are as follows:

Moody's
 Bank Deposits Long TermBank Deposits Short TermBaseline Credit Assessment
Foreign CurrencyB3NPb2
Domestic CurrencyB2NP
Fitch
Long Term IDRShort Term IDRViability RatingSupport
BB-Bbb-3
Capital Intelligence
FCY- Long TermFCY- Short TermFinancial Strength 
BB-BBBB-