ESMA To Provide Free Credit Ratings To Public

Law360, London (December 1, 2016, 4:53 PM GMT) -- A new database of free, up-to-date information on credit ratings and rating outlooks is now available for use by the public, Europe’s top securities watchdog announced Thursday.

The European Securities and Market Authority said its European Ratings Platform has now been launched on its website, allowing investors and other parties who use ratings to compare all published credit ratings in one place.

“The ERP is an important element of ESMA’s work, following the financial crisis, to increase transparency around credit ratings and help investors make informed...
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