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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Latest Headlines


GCR affirms the final, public ratings accorded to the Notes issued by Fintech Receivables 2 (RF) Limited

Johannesburg, 27 February 2015—Global Credit Rating Co. (‘GCR’) has affirmed the final, public long term credit ratings accorded to the following notes (collectively the ‘Notes’) issued by F...

27 Feb 2015 In Rating Notifications

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

Johannesburg, 27 Feb 2015—Global Credit Ratings has today placed Vukile Property Fund Limited’s long and short term national scale issuer ratings of A(ZA) and A1(ZA) respectively “Under Review.” While the rat...

27 Feb 2015 In Market Alerts

GCR downgrades ZB Building Society Limited’s rating to BB(ZW); Rating Watch

Johannesburg, 26 Feb 2015—Global Credit Ratings has downgraded the national scale ratings assigned to ZB Building Society Limited to BB(ZW) and B(ZW) in the long term and short term respectively; with the ratings p...

26 Feb 2015 In Rating Notifications

Adcorp Holdings Limited –Existing Ratings Affirmed

Johannesburg, 25 February 2015—Global Credit Rating Co. (‘GCR’) has affirmed the final, public Long Term credit rating of ‘A(ZA)’ with a Stable Outlook to the following Senior Secured Notes:...

25 Feb 2015 In Rating Notifications

GCR accords an initial rating of BBB+(NA) to Oryx Properties Limited; Outlook Stable

Johannesburg, 25 Feb 2015—Global Credit Ratings has today assigned first-time national scale ratings to Oryx Properties Limited of BBB+(NA) and A2(NA) in the long term and short term respectively; with the outlook ...

25 Feb 2015 In Rating Notifications

GCR downgrades ZB Bank Limited’s rating to B+(ZW); Rating Watch

Johannesburg, 20 Feb 2015—Global Credit Ratings has downgraded the national scale ratings assigned to ZB Bank Limited to B+(ZW) and B(ZW) in the long term and short term respectively; with the ratings placed on &ls...

20 Feb 2015 In Rating Notifications

Hospitality Property Fund Limited – Senior Secured Notes, new final, public rating accorded

Johannesburg, 18 February 2015: Global Credit Rating Co. (Pty) Ltd (‘GCR’) has accorded a final, public long term ‘A(ZA)’ rating with a ‘Stable’ outlook to the following New Notes (th...

18 Feb 2015 In Rating Notifications