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’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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GCR places Curro Holdings Limited’s national scale ratings ‘Under Review’

Johannesburg, 1 Apr 2015—Global Credit Ratings has placed Curro Holdings Limited’s national scale ratings of BBB-(ZA) and A3(ZA) for the long term and short term respectively ‘Under Review’.  GCR is far ...

01 Apr 2015 In Market Alerts

Global Asset Backed Commercial Paper Rating Criteria – Revised Methodology Published

Johannesburg, 1 April 2015—Global Credit Rating Co. (Pty) Ltd (“GCR”) has published its updated Global Asset Backed Commercial Paper (“ABCP”) Rating Criteria. RATIONALE GCR has updated its...

01 Apr 2015 In GCR Communications

GCR places Resilient Property Income Fund Limited’s national scale ratings ‘Under Review’

Johannesburg, 31 Mar 2015—Global Credit Ratings has placed Resilient Property Income Fund’s national scale ratings of A(ZA) and A1(ZA) for the long term and short term respectively ‘Under Review’.  GCR i...

31 Mar 2015 In Market Alerts

GCR places Auto & General Insurance Company Limited’s ratings ‘Under Review’

Johannesburg, 31 Mar 2015—Global Credit Ratings has today placed Auto & General Insurance Company Limited’s national scale claims paying ability rating of AA-(ZA) and international scale claims paying ability...

31 Mar 2015 In Market Alerts

GCR places Liberty Medical Scheme’s national scale rating ‘Under Review’

Johannesburg, 31 Mar 2015—Global Credit Ratings has placed Liberty Medical Scheme’s national scale claims paying ability rating of A+(ZA) “Under Review”. While the rating recently expired, GCR is ...

31 Mar 2015 In Market Alerts

Microfinance Institutions Methodology – Revised Methodology Published

Johannesburg, 31 March 2015—Global Credit Ratings has published its Global Criteria for Rating Microfinance Institutions. This criteria report (“Criteria”) replaces the version published in April 2014. There are no...

31 Mar 2015 In GCR Communications

Funds and Asset Managers Methodology – Revised Methodology Published

Johannesburg, 25 March 2015—Global Credit Ratings has published its Global Master Criteria for Rating Funds and Asset Managers. This criteria report (the “Criteria”) is an update to the version publishe...

26 Mar 2015 In GCR Communications