BANK 4.3.11 Using short-term ratings

(1) A short-term credit risk rating must be used only for short-term claims relating to banks and corporations (such as those arising from the issuance of commercial paper). The rating is taken to be issue-specific and must be used only to assign risk-weights for claims arising from a rated facility.
(2) If a short-term rated exposure is assigned a risk-weight of 50%, an unrated short-term exposure to the same counterparty cannot be assigned a risk-weight lower than 100%.
(3) If a short-term facility of an issuer is assigned a risk-weight of 150% based on the facility’s credit risk rating, all unrated claims of the issuer (whether long-term or short-term) must be assigned a risk-weight of 150%.
Derived from QFCRA RM/2014-2 (as from 1st January 2015).