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.


  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Latest Headlines


GCR affirms Ondo State Government of Nigeria’s National Scale Rating at BBB-(NG); Outlook Negative

Lagos, 13 December 2017—Global Credit Ratings has affirmed the long term national scale rating assigned to Ondo State Government of Nigeria at BBB-(NG), with the outlook accorded as Negative. Concurrently, the nati...

15 Dec 2017 In Rating Notifications

GCR Affirms Fidelity Bank Plc’s N30bn Bond’s National Scale Rating of BBB(NG); Outlook Stable.

Lagos, 15 December 2017—Global Credit Ratings has affirmed Fidelity Bank Plc’s N30bn Bond’s national scale long term rating of BBB(NG); with the outlook accorded as Stable.  The rating is valid until Septe...

15 Dec 2017 In Rating Notifications

GCR affirms Custodian Life Assurance Limited’s rating of A-(NG); Outlook Stable

Lagos Nigeria, 14 December 2017 - Global Credit Ratings has affirmed the national scale financial strength rating assigned to Custodian Life Assurance Limited of A-(NG), with the outlook accorded as Stable. The rating is...

14 Dec 2017 In Rating Notifications

GCR affirms UPDC Real Estate Investment Trust rating of BBB(NG)(f); Rating Watch.

Lagos, 14 December 2017—Global Credit Ratings has affirmed the national scale long term fund rating# assigned to UPDC Real Estate Investment Trust of BBB(NG)(f).The rating has been placed on ‘Rating Watch’ and ...

14 Dec 2017 In Rating Notifications

GCR affirms Lagos State Government of Nigeria’s National Scale Rating at A+(NG); Outlook: Stable

Lagos, 11 December 2017—Global Credit Ratings has affirmed the long term national scale rating assigned to Lagos State Government of Nigeria (“Lagos” or “the State”) at A+(NG), with the outlook accorded as ...

11 Dec 2017 In Rating Notifications

GCR Places AIICO Insurance Plc’s Rating ‘Under Review’.

Lagos Nigeria, 7 December 2017 - Global Credit Ratings has today placed AIICO Insurance Plc’s national scale claims paying ability rating of A(NG) under review. While the rating has recently expired, GCR expects to pub...

07 Dec 2017 In Market Alerts

GCR assigns Alpha Mead Funding Company Plc an initial issuer rating of BBB(NG); Outlook Stable.

Lagos Nigeria, 06 December 2017 — Global Credit Ratings has assigned national scale issuer ratings of BBB(NG) and A3(NG) in the long term and short term respectively to Alpha Mead Funding Company Plc, with the outlook ...

06 Dec 2017 In Rating Notifications

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Recent Rating Reports

10 Oct 2017: Rand Merchant Bank Nigeria Limited

10 Oct 2017: Leadway Assurance Company Limited

10 Oct 2017: North South Power Company Limited

10 Oct 2017: First Bank of Nigeria Limited

10 Oct 2017: Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company Plc

10 Oct 2017: Dangote Cement Plc

10 Oct 2017: Fortis Microfinance Bank Plc

10 Oct 2017: Flour Mills of Nigeria

10 Oct 2017: Sterling Investment Management SPV PLC

10 Oct 2017: FSDH Merchant Bank Limited

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Parties interested in purchasing individual or sectoral rating reports and/or bulletins from Global Credit Rating Company Limited are kindly requested to contact us on the following telephone numbers or email address.

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