The criteria report explains Lianhe Global’s general approach to assessing a non-bank financial institution’s standalone credit profile and the likelihood of external support that the entity will receive in case of need, i.e. to sustain the institution’s viability. We incorporate the availability of external support into the assessment of a non-bank financial institution’s standalone credit strength to assign a credit rating to the entity.
The most common form of support for a non-bank financial institution is the institutional support from the entity’s parent. Government support is not common for most non-bank financial institutions given the lack of systemic importance, although this may be available for an institution with a policy role.