Acuite Ratings & Research Limited
Acuite Ratings & Research Limited (www.acuite.in) is a full service credit rating agency accredited by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as an External Credit Assessment Institution (ECAI) and registered with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). Acuite rates bonds, debentures, commercial paper, fixed deposits and various fund-based and non-fund based bank facilities. Apart from credit ratings, Acuite’s expertise includes, economic research, industry research and risk scores, statistical modelling, model validation and development of software applications.
Acuite’s promoter SIDBI joined hands with Dun & Bradstreet Information Services India Private Limited(D&B India) and other leading banks to set up this institution in 2005. SIDBI is the nodal development finance institution for SMEs. D&B is a global leader in data and analytics and the global pioneer in credit ratings.
SMERAis a division of Acuite. SMERA (www.smeraonline.com) focuses on eliminating information asymmetry in the SME lending market through ratings, credit reports and its SMERA Terminal platform. These services are aimed at helping MSMEs secure timely and cheaper business loans. By June 2019, SMERA had rated over 47,000 MSMEs.
International Finance Corporation (IFC) recognized SMERA as a novel and sustainable initiative of the Government of India, to improve the credit flow to the MSME sector.For SMERA’s effort to eliminate information asymmetry and facilitate funding for MSMEs, SIDBI was awarded ‘Outstanding Development Project Award’ in SME Development Category by The Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP). SMERA was also a recipient of the Technical Assistance Grant by DFID, UK under World Bank’s ‘Project on SME Financing & Development’.
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