April 2001

Rating Credit Risk

This publication is a part of:

Collection: Comptroller’s Handbook

Series: Safety and Soundness

Category: Asset Quality

Overview

This booklet addresses credit risk rating systems, which, if well-managed, should promote safety and soundness, facilitate informed decision making, and reflect the complexity of a bank's lending activities and the overall level of risk involved.

Applicability

This booklet applies to the OCC's supervision of national banks and federal savings associations. For statutes, regulations, and guidance referenced in this booklet, consult those sources to determine applicability to federal savings associations. References to national banks in this booklet also generally apply to federal branches and agencies of foreign banking organizations. Refer to 12 USC 3102(b) and the "Federal Branches and Agencies Supervision" booklet of the Comptroller's Handbook for more information.