On September 1, 2021, Fitch Ratings affirmed PJSC Sovcombank's Long-Term Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at "BB+" with "Stable" outlook. The affirmation of the ratings reflects strong financial profile, as expressed by its sound profitability, consistently low impaired loan ratios, and reasonable funding and liquidity profile.
On October 13, 2021, the international rating agency S&P Global Ratings upgraded Sovcombank's stand-alone credit profile (SACP) to "bb" and affirmed its long- and short-term issuer credit ratings at "BB/B" with "Positive" outlook. The positive action reflects that the bank's stand-alone creditworthiness has improved owing to a more stable economy. The agency expects Sovcombank to expand its lending activities faster than most its peers and believes, that this growth is well managed. The "Positive" outlook indicates, that the bank can strengthen its business position and outperform peers in the "BB" category.
On November 10, 2020, the international rating agency Moody's upgraded Sovcombank PJSC long-term local- and foreign-currency deposit ratings to "Ba1" with "Stable" outlook. The upgrade follows the CBR's announcement that it formally designated Sovcombank as a systemically important financial institution. The rating also reflects the bank's good loss-absorption capacity and sound asset-quality indicators, supported by good portfolio diversification and sizable exposure to high quality bonds, and good liquidity.
On April 19, 2021 The Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA) upgraded the credit rating of Sovcombank to "AA-(RU)" and changed the outlook to "Stable". The credit rating has been upgraded due to a change in the assessment of the Bank’s systemic importance as part of the financial system of the Russian Federation. In addition, the Agency expects the merger with PJSC "Orient Express Bank" to result in the total volume of Sovcombank’s liabilities approaching RUB 600 bln and the Bank strengthening its presence in a number of Russian regions. The Bank’s rating is based on strong capital position, and adequate assessment of the business profile, risk profile, funding and liquidity.
On February 11, 2021, Expert Rating Agency upgraded Sovcombank's credit rating by 2 notches from "ruА+" level to "ruАA" with "Stable" outlook. The rating upgrade reflects the increase of potential financial and administrative support from the authorities due to the inclusion of Sovcombank in the list of systemically important financial institutions (SIFI). The bank's rating is based on its strong market position, high quality of corporate governance and business profitability, comfortable liquidity position, adequate asset quality and capital buffers.
On December 28, 2020, the National Credit Ratings agency ("NCR") affirmed the credit rating of Sovcombank PJSC at "AA -" with a "Stable" outlook. According to analysts, the Bank's strong market position is determined by the scale of its business, since the Sovcombank's business grew significantly faster than the market in 2020: for the 9 months, the volume of assets increased by 38% according to IFRS. The Agency positively assesses the current business model of the Bank, as well as the successful experience of integration of the acquired credit institutions.