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 Nigeria Reinsurance Corporation’s rating of BBB+(NG); Outlook: Rating Watch.

Lagos Nigeria, 06 January 2020—Global Credit Ratings has affirmed both the national and international scale claims paying ability ratings assigned to Nigeria Reinsurance Corporation at BBB+(NG) and B respectively. ...

08 Jan 2020 In Rating Notifications

GCR Affirms First Bank of Nigeria Limited’s rating of A-(NG); Outlook: Stable.

Lagos Nigeria, 06 January 2020 — Global Credit Ratings has affirmed the national scale ratings assigned to First Bank of Nigeria Limited of A-(NG) and A1-(NG) in the long term and short term respectively; with the outl...

08 Jan 2020 In Rating Notifications

GCR extends WAICA Reinsurance Corporation Plc’s ‘Under Review’.

Lagos Nigeria, 6 January 2020 - Global Credit Ratings has today extended the ‘Under Review’ placed on WAICA Reinsurance Corporation Plc’s national scale claims paying ability rating of A+(NG).  Furthermore, th...

06 Jan 2020 In Market Alerts

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

Lagos, 31 December 2019—Global Credit Ratings has affirmed the long term national scale rating assigned to Gombe State Government of Nigeria at BBB-(NG), with the Outlook accorded as Stable. Concurrently, the follo...

31 Dec 2019 In Rating Notifications

GCR suspends Continental Transfert Technique Limited’s Ratings

Lagos, 17 December 2019—Global Credit Ratings has suspended the long term and short term national scale Issuer ratings accorded to Continental Transfert Technique Limited (“CTTL” or “the Company”). RATING...

17 Dec 2019 In Rating Notifications

GCR Places Nigeria Reinsurance Corporation’s Ratings ‘Under Review’.

Lagos Nigeria, 04 December 2019 - Global Credit Ratings has today placed Nigeria Reinsurance Corporation’s national scale claims paying ability rating of BBB+(NG) under review. Furthermore, the international scale clai...

12 Dec 2019 In Market Alerts

GCR Affirms Fidson Healthcare Plc’s Long Term Issuer Rating at BBB+(NG); Outlook Stable

Lagos, 05 December 2019—Global Credit Ratings has affirmed the national scale ratings assigned to Fidson Healthcare Plc (“Fidson” or “the Company”) at BBB+(NG) and A2(NG) in the long term and short term res...

05 Dec 2019 In Rating Notifications

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Recent Rating Reports

15 Jan 2020: Eterna Plc

15 Jan 2020: Plateau State Government of Nigeria

15 Jan 2020: Fidson Healthcare Plc

15 Jan 2020: First Bank of Nigeria Limited

15 Jan 2020: Gombe State Government of Nigeria

15 Jan 2020: Nigeria Reinsurance Corporation

04 Oct 2019: Axxela Limited

04 Oct 2019: Transcorp Hotels Plc

04 Oct 2019: Capital Trust Investment & Asset Management Limited

04 Oct 2019: Chapel Hill Denham Money Market Fund

Purchase Rating Reports

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.

Telephone:(+2341) 904 9462-3, 904 9466, 0805 615 8393, 0803 352 7871

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Email: tunde@globalratings.net

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