Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau

Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) is a German state-owned development bank, established in 1948. KfW provides housing finance, small- and medium- enterprise financing, export and import finance, foreign investment finance.

Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau is rated by Fitch, Moody's. Long-term credit rating assigned to the bank by Fitch is AAA (highest credit quality). Long-term credit rating assigned to the bank by Moody's is Aaa (prime).

Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau participates in deposit guarantee scheme of Germany. This scheme covers accounts up to 100 000 EUR per bank per depositor.

Head of Group

 KfW (Germany)

Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau is a member of KfW (Germany).


Palmengartenstraße 5 - 9, 60325, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau is headquartered in Frankfurt Am Main.

Bank Identifiers


Credit Ratings (as of May 2018)

Fitch Moody's
AAA (highest credit quality) Aaa (prime)

Credit Rating is an opinion of a credit rating agency about credit worthiness of a company or a government. Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau is rated by Fitch and Moody's.

Credit ratings assigned to Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau as of May 2018 are shown in details in the following sections.


Long-term issuer default rating is Fitch's view of a credit institution's relative vulnerability to default on its financial obligations, for Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau it is set to AAA (highest credit quality), outlook is stable (not likely to change). The rating is not on watch. Short-term issuer default rating for Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau is set to F1+ (highest short-term credit quality).

Long-Term Issuer Default Rating  AAA
    Outlook  stable
    On Watch  No
Short-Term Issuer Default Rating  F1+
Viability Rating  -
Support Rating  1
Support Rating Floor  AAA

Viability rating for Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau is not set support rating is 1 (extremely high probability of external support); support rating floor is AAA (highest credit quality).


Long-term rating for Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau it is set to Aaa (prime). Long-term bank deposit rating is Aaa (prime). Baseline credit assessment is not set. Short-term rating is not assigned.

Long-Term Rating  Aaa
Long-Term Bank Deposit Rating  Aaa
Short-Term Rating  -
Outlook  stable

Outlook for the ratings of Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau is set to stable (not likely to change).

Deposit Guarantee

Deposit Guarantee
Yes (up to 100 000 EUR per depositor)

Deposit Guarantee Schemes compensate certain deposits held by depositors of a bank that becomes unable to meet its obligations.

All credit institutions operating in Germany are obliged to participate in German deposit guarantee scheme.

In the case of Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau failure, eligible depositors having covered accounts in this bank will be paid out the following compensation:

Covered Accounts  all deposit accounts (deposits on current accounts and savings accounts, overnight money or time deposits, registered savings bonds, and similar)
Covered Currencies  EU currencies
Maximum Protected Amount  100 000 EUR
Paid In Currency  EUR

Further Information


BIC (Business Identifier Code, also known as SWIFT code or SWIFT BIC) is a the mostly used international identifier of financial institutions. SWIFT is the registration authority for BICs. BICs are used in financial transactions, client and counterparty data bases, compliance documents and many others.

A BIC consists of eight or eleven characters, comprising a financial institution code (four characters), a country code (two characters), a location code (two characters) and, optionally, a branch code (three characters).

BIC of Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau and its components are shown in the table below.

Bank BIC Code  KFWI
Country Code  DE (Germany)
Location Code  FF
Branch Code  XXX


MFI ID (Monetary Financial Institution Identifier) is a code, unique to each institution in the MFI list provided by ECB (European Central Bank). MFI ID is hence applicable to MFIs resident in the European Union.

The code is alphanumerical, with the first two digits representing the two-digit ISO code for the country of residence of the MFI and the remaining number of digits (no limit has been specified) is any combination of alphanumerical characters.

MFI ID of Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau is shown in the table below.

MFI ID  DE03467