Press Release

DBRS Publishes Updated Derivative Criteria for European Structured Finance Transactions

October 10, 2018

DBRS Ratings Limited (DBRS) published an updated version of its “Derivative Criteria for European Structured Finance Transactions” methodology (the Methodology). The Methodology outlines DBRS’s approach with respect to derivatives when rating securitisations and covered bonds issued in Europe.

This update supersedes the previous version published on 9 October 2017. The Methodology includes an updated Scope and Limitations section and minor editorial changes. DBRS deems the changes not to be material and has determined that no ratings are or will be changed as a result of this update.

DBRS rating definitions and the terms of use of such ratings are available at

DBRS’s methodologies and criteria are available at or by contacting us at