EBA has published its Decision which confirms that the unsolicited credit assessments of certain ECAIs, used for calculating institutions’ capital requirements, do not differ in quality from their solicited credit assessments. EBA has not identified any evidence of differences in the quality of solicited and unsolicited credit ratings for a given ECAI, or that an ECAI has used unsolicited credit assessments to put pressure on the rated entity to place an order for a credit assessment or other services. Going forward, the use of unsolicited ratings assigned by 22 ECAIs will be allowed in the context of the CRR. (Source: EBA decides no quality detriment from unsolicited credit assessments)