PRESS RELEASE - April 24, 2020 

Global Credit Data has released today the Recovery Rate Dashboards for Corporates, Banks and Sovereign defaults. They provide an instant insight into observed recovery levels and other key benchmarks for various exposure classes, industry sectors and collateral types. 


Click here to access the GCD Recovery Rate Dashboards. 

As banks are adjusting their pandemic stress-tests GCD stands ready to run relevant drill-downs and analytics through the data to provide any insights that could help the industry. 

PRESS RELEASE – December 19th, 2019

Global Credit Data’s PD benchmarking report shows that bank default ratios for global corporate debt have dropped from 1.12% to 0.73% since 2016. On the face of it, this is good news, but could it be masking a corporate debt bubble? 




In 2011, the Basel Committee considered some early data from the International Chamber of Commerce Trade Register, suggesting it did not provide sufficient analytical evidence for reducing the CCF in the risk-based approach below 20%. 

Our newest report on CCF for Performance Guarantees and Claims – evidence from ICC and GCD, provides new evidence of an average CCF of less than 10%, confirming longstanding claims that the Basel figure might be too conservative. 

What do you think? Are trade finance capital requirements too high?

PRESS RELEASE – August 8th, 2019

Global Credit Data’s second IFRS 9 benchmarking report confirms banks’ expected credit loss estimates vary by at least factor 4

Global Credit Data, a not-for-profit data-collection initiative jointly owned by more than 50 leading global banks, has today released its second IFRS 9 benchmarking report, with the results highlighting a need for a greater number of banks to participate in the benchmarking process.   

GCD LGD Report Large Corporates


PRESS RELEASE - April 2nd, 2019

For the second year running, Global Credit Data releases extensive analytics on loss given default, confirming the positive results from 2018

GCD is currently concluding a yellow page agreement with various consultant firms who have been working with GCD in the past and are knowledgeable about GCD's data model and/activities. For our members, this will lead to more dedicated studies, focus and working groups. And our newly created Yellow Page section on our website will ease the contact between those partners and the banks. 

The year 2019 will be a busy one for all US Banks. With banks, standardsetters and regulators still engaged in a debate about what implementation of the CECL standard for Day 1, there are only 11 month left before public firms “go live” on CECL. The principle-based nature of the standard means that the remaining time needs to be spent on testing assumptions and validating approaches. For many banks, attention is on finalizing implementation plans and to kick-start the parallel run.

GCD is growing further and is seeking as of now a new North American Executive (based in North America) and a new Operations Executive (based in Europe).

For more information, please consult the job description of the North American Executive and the Operations Executive

  • The long-term agreement will strengthen the breadth and analysis of the ICC Trade Register, the banking industry’s leading data source for risks in global trade and export finance
  • Global Credit Data will oversee the collection of banks’ credit-related data, with the next Trade Register report produced by ICC and the Boston Consulting Group to be released in early 2019