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:

  Bank Deposits Long Term Bank Deposits Short Term Baseline Credit Assessment
Foreign Currency B2 NP b2
Domestic Currency B2 NP
Long Term IDR Short Term IDR Viability Rating Support
B+ B b+ 4
Capital Intelligence
FCY- Long Term FCY- Short Term Financial Strength