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


GCR affirms SA Corporate Real Estate Limited's rating of A(ZA), Outlook Stable.

Johannesburg, 25 July 2016—Global Credit Ratings has today affirmed the national scale long term debt rating for SA Corporate Real Estate Limited at A(ZA), whilst the national scale short term debt rating has been ...

25 Jul 2016 In Rating Notifications

GCR affirms Home Finance Guarantors Africa (Reinsurance) Limited’s rating of A+(MU); Outlook Stable

Johannesburg, 20 July 2016—Global Credit Ratings has today affirmed the national scale claims paying ability rating assigned to Home Finance Guarantors Africa (Reinsurance) Limited of A+(MU), with the outlook accor...

20 Jul 2016 In Rating Notifications

GCR affirms Profmed’s rating of AA-(ZA); Outlook Stable

Johannesburg, 18 July 2016—Global Credit Ratings has today affirmed the national scale claims paying ability rating assigned to Profmed of AA-(ZA), with the rating outlook accorded as Stable. SUMMARY RATING RATION...

18 Jul 2016 In Rating Notifications

GCR affirms Centum Investment Company Limited's rating of A(KE), outlook Stable.

Johannesburg, 15 July 2016: Global Credit Ratings has today affirmed the national scale long term debt rating for Centum Investment Company Limited at A(KE), whilst the national scale short term debt rating has been affi...

15 Jul 2016 In Rating Notifications

GCR affirms Hosmed Medical Scheme’s rating of A-(ZA); Outlook Stable.

Johannesburg, 15 July 2016—Global Credit Ratings has today affirmed the national scale claims paying ability rating assigned to Hosmed Medical Scheme of A-(ZA), with the outlook accorded as Stable. SUMMARY RATING ...

15 Jul 2016 In Rating Notifications

South African Securitisation Programme (RF) Limited Series 1 & Series 2 – Ratings Affirmed, Post Series Account Bank change

Johannesburg, 14 July 2016—Global Credit Ratings (‘GCR’) has affirmed the final, public long term credit ratings accorded to the following securities issued by the South African Securitisation Programme...

15 Jul 2016 In Rating Notifications

GCR upgrades PSG Konsult Limited’s rating to A-(ZA); Outlook Stable.

Johannesburg, 13 July 2016—Global Credit Ratings has today upgraded the national scale issuer ratings assigned to PSG Konsult Limited to A-(ZA) and A1-(ZA) in the long term and short term respectively; with the out...

13 Jul 2016 In Rating Notifications