Florian Schoeller - Scope


The Berlin-based rating agency Scope is buying FERI EuroRating Services as part of its strategy to establish itself as a European alternative to the big three US credit rating agencies. Neither party was willing to disclose the price paid, but... Read more


Fitch Ratings

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Ratings agency Fitch produced one of its regular reports earlier this month on the German real estate banking sector, and seemed to have a slightly sharper tone than usual in REFIRE’s view, highlighting several banks’ lack of a retail base in... Read more


Rating agency Fitch was one of the quickest out of the starting block this week to signal its approval of changes in Germany’s Pfandbrief Act, which were adopted by the German government this week as part of a series of measures to give investors... Read more