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 affirms Lion Assurance Company Limited’s rating at A-(UG); Outlook Stable

Johannesburg, 6 July 2015—Global Credit Ratings has today affirmed the national scale claims paying ability rating assigned to Lion Assurance Company Limited of A-(UG); with the outlook accorded as Stable. The rati...

06 Jul 2015 In Rating Notifications

GCR affirms Global Alliance Seguros, S.A.’s rating of AA-(MZ); Outlook Stable.

Johannesburg, 3 Jul 2015—Global Credit Ratings has today affirmed the national scale claims paying ability rating assigned to Global Alliance Seguros, S.A. of AA-(MZ); with the outlook accorded as Stable. The ratin...

06 Jul 2015 In Rating Notifications

GCR affirms Liberty Life Assurance Kenya Limited’s rating of A+(KE); Outlook Stable

Johannesburg, 3 July 2015—Global Credit Ratings has today affirmed the national scale financial strength rating assigned to Liberty Life Assurance Kenya Limited of A+(KE) ; with the outlook accorded as Stable. The ...

06 Jul 2015 In Rating Notifications

GCR affirms FBC Reinsurance Limited’s rating of A-(ZW); Outlook Stable

Johannesburg, 3 Jul 2015, Global Credit Ratings has today affirmed the national scale claims paying ability rating assigned to FBC Reinsurance Limited at A-(ZW); with the outlook accorded as Stable.  Furthermore, Gl...

03 Jul 2015 In Rating Notifications

GCR affirms Nedgroup Insurance Company Limited’s rating of AA-(ZA); Outlook Stable

Johannesburg, 03 Jul 2015—Global Credit Ratings has today affirmed the national scale claims paying ability rating assigned to Nedgroup Insurance Company Limited of AA-(ZA), with the outlook accorded as Stable. Fur...

03 Jul 2015 In Rating Notifications

GCR affirms GA Angola Seguros S.A’s rating of A+(AO); Outlook Stable

Johannesburg, 3 Jul 2015—Global Credit Ratings has today affirmed the national scale claims paying ability rating assigned to GA Angola Seguros S.A. of A+(AO); with the outlook accorded as Stable. The rating is val...

03 Jul 2015 In Rating Notifications

GCR places Tristar Insurance Company Limited’s national scale rating ‘Under Review’

Johannesburg, 1 July 2015—Global Credit Ratings has today placed Tristar Insurance Company Limited’s national scale claims paying ability rating of BB+(ZW) ‘Under Review’. While the rating recently expired, G...

03 Jul 2015 In Market Alerts