CRISIL And Its Ratings


wealthymattersCredit Rating and Information Services of India Ltd. (CRISIL) is India’s leading Ratings, Research, Risk and Policy Advisory Company based in Mumbai .CRISIL pioneered ratings in India more than 20 years ago, and is today the undisputed business leader in India.CRISIL’s rating experience covers more than 45000 entities, including 30,000 small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Now if you buy bonds,NCDs etc.you have probably come across CRISIL Ratings.The table below explains them. Read more of this post

CIBIL and your CIR


wealthymatters.com Before a bank/other financial institute extends a loan to you,a potential borrower, it needs to take a decision on whether you would be able to repay the interest and principal or default and how much  risk is involved in lending money to you.Banks rely on many factors to take this decision on your credit-worthiness – including your income and household income , your other loans and EMIs, your previous repayment history and defaults if any, etc.In the past, the banks had to collect all this information from you before analyzing it. But now, they have a readily available tool to make this decision simpler for them – your credit history in the form of  your Credit Information Report (CIR).

In India, the Credit Information Report is created and maintained by a company called Credit Information Bureau (India) Limited, or CIBIL.The Credit Information Report is a compilation of your repayment history.CIBIL was promoted primarily by State bank of India (SBI) and HDFC. Now, most banks, financial institutions, non-banking financial companies, housing finance companies and credit card companies are its members, and regularly provide it with data about borrowers. Read more of this post

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