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Index of legal rights for creditors and borrowers (0 = weak to 12 = strong), 2020:

The average for 2020 based on 43 countries was 5.93 points. The highest value was in Montenegro: 12 points and the lowest value was in San Marino: 1 points. The indicator is available from 2014 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Legal rights, 2020 Global rank Available data
Montenegro 12 1 2014 - 2020
Hungary 9 2 2014 - 2020
Latvia 9 3 2014 - 2020
North Macedonia 9 4 2014 - 2020
Romania 9 5 2014 - 2020
Russia 9 6 2014 - 2020
Albania 8 7 2014 - 2020
Belgium 8 8 2014 - 2020
Bulgaria 8 9 2014 - 2020
Denmark 8 10 2014 - 2020
Moldova 8 11 2014 - 2020
Ukraine 8 12 2014 - 2020
Bosnia & Herz. 7 13 2014 - 2020
Cyprus 7 14 2014 - 2020
Czechia 7 15 2014 - 2020
Estonia 7 16 2014 - 2020
Ireland 7 17 2014 - 2020
Poland 7 18 2014 - 2020
Slovakia 7 19 2014 - 2020
Sweden 7 20 2014 - 2020
Turkey 7 21 2014 - 2020
UK 7 22 2014 - 2020
Finland 6 23 2014 - 2020
Germany 6 24 2014 - 2020
Lithuania 6 25 2014 - 2020
Serbia 6 26 2014 - 2020
Switzerland 6 27 2014 - 2020
Croatia 5 28 2014 - 2020
Norway 5 29 2014 - 2020
Spain 5 30 2014 - 2020
Austria 4 31 2014 - 2020
France 4 32 2014 - 2020
Iceland 4 33 2014 - 2020
Belarus 3 34 2014 - 2020
Liechtenstein 3 35 2019 - 2020
Luxembourg 3 36 2014 - 2020
Slovenia 3 37 2014 - 2020
Greece 2 38 2014 - 2020
Italy 2 39 2014 - 2020
Malta 2 40 2014 - 2020
Netherlands 2 41 2014 - 2020
Portugal 2 42 2014 - 2020
San Marino 1 43 2014 - 2020



Definition: The strength of legal rights index measures whether certain features that facilitate lending exist within the appli­cable collateral and bankruptcy laws. The index ranges from 0 to 12 based on the methodology in the Doing Business 15-20 studies.
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