Africa’s no.1 rating agency

Accounting for the majority of all ratings accorded on the African continent.

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GCR rates the full spectrum of security classes and accords both International Scale and National Scale ratings, and together with its international affiliates, rates almost 3000 organisations and debt issues - spanning 4 continents.

Our rating and research activities can be sub-divided into the following key sectors: 1) Financial Institutions: banks and non-bank financial institutions 2) Insurance: short term insurance, assurance, reinsurance & healthcare 3) Corporate and Public Sector Debt: corporates & industrial borrowers; MFI’s; parastatals, utilities & local authorities and 4) Structured Finance & Securitisation.


  • GCR recognised as an eligible ECAI by SARB

    GCR recognised as an eligible ECAI by SARB

    On 21 August 2015, GCR received approval from the South African Reserve Bank (“SARB”) to be recognised as an eligible External Credit Assessment Institution (“ECAI”) in terms of regulation 51 of the Regulations relating to Banks.

  • GCR’s application for registration approved by the FSB

    GCR’s application for registration approved by the FSB

    Global Credit Rating Co. (Pty) Ltd is pleased to advise our clients, investors and other interested parties that our application for registration as a credit rating agency by the Financial Services Board has been approved. Please refer to the following link to the Financial Services Board website for further details please click here

  • Benefits of a GCR Rating

    Benefits of a GCR Rating


    A favourable rating can immediately result in an increased pool of investors, can facilitate direct access to capital markets and can ultimately result in reduced funding costs. Furthermore, the extensive distribution of the detailed rating report can prove to be a highly effective complement to an organisation’s own investor relations activities.

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  • An overview of GCR’s subscription services

    An overview of GCR’s subscription services


    GCR’s overriding objective has always been to establish itself as the most credible and cost effective source of information in the marketplace and our exceptional market penetration reflects this subscriber emphasis. In view of the above, GCR established the largest subscriber base in the industry in less than 4 years.

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  • The history of GCR

    The history of GCR


    Global Credit Rating Co. (“GCR”) can trace its origins back to 1996 when it was established as the African Arm of the New York Stock Exchange-listed Duff & Phelps. Very rapid growth followed and within only a short period the group had established itself as the market leader, accounting for the majority of all ratings accorded on the African continent. GCR’s African regional headquarters are based in Johannesburg, with its main SADC, West, and East African regional offices established in Harare, Lagos and Nairobi respectively.

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  • An overview of GCR’s rating definitions

    An overview of GCR’s rating definitions


    GCR defines credit risk as the risk that an entity may not meet its contractual financial obligations as they come due. Credit ratings do not address other risks such as, but not limited to, fraud, organised crime, market liquidity, market value risk, or price volatility. Credit ratings are opinions and not statements of current or historical fact.

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Latest Headlines


Adcorp Holdings Limited Group 1 Notes – Ratings Affirmed

Johannesburg, 25 August 2016—Global Credit Ratings (‘GCR’) has affirmed the final, public long-term credit ratings of ‘A(ZA)’ with a ‘Stable’ Outlook, accorded to the following S...

25 Aug 2016 In Rating Notifications

GCR Publishes Its South Africa Bank Statistical Bulletin

Johannesburg, 24 Aug 2016—Global Credit Ratings has today published its quarterly South Africa Bank Statistical Bulletin, covering a sample of the sector and its participants’ performance for the period to end June 2...

24 Aug 2016 In GCR Communications

Emira Property Fund Limited Group 1 Notes – Ratings Affirmed

Johannesburg, 19 August 2016—Global Credit Ratings (“GCR”) has affirmed the final, public long term credit rating of ‘AA(ZA)’ with a Stable Outlook accorded to the EPF006 and EPF007 Senior S...

19 Aug 2016 In Rating Notifications

South African Securitisation Programme (RF) Limited Series 1 – Final, Public Rating Accorded

Johannesburg, 18 August 2016—Global Credit Ratings (‘GCR’) has accorded a final, public long term credit rating to the following Series 1 Note (“Series 1”) issued (the “New Note”...

19 Aug 2016 In Rating Notifications

GCR accords indicative, public ratings to the Notes to be issued by South African Securitisation Programme (RF) Limited – Series 3

Johannesburg, 18 August 2016—Global Credit Ratings (‘GCR’) has accorded indicative, public long term credit ratings and rating outlooks to the following Series 3 Notes (“Series 3”) to be iss...

19 Aug 2016 In Rating Notifications

GCR assigns a rating of A(ZA) to Quince Capital (Proprietary) Limited; Outlook Stable.

Johannesburg, 18 August 2016—Global Credit Ratings has accorded national scale ratings to Quince Capital (Proprietary) Limited of A(ZA) and A1(ZA) in the long and short term respectively; with the outlook accorded ...

18 Aug 2016 In Rating Notifications

GCR affirms Omnia Holdings Limited's rating of A-(ZA); Outlook Stable.

Johannesburg, 18 August 2016 - Global Credit Ratings has today affirmed the national scale debt issuer ratings for Omnia Holdings Limited of A-(ZA) and A1-(ZA) in the long term and short term respectively; with the outlo...

18 Aug 2016 In Rating Notifications