GCR places African Banking Corporation of Zimbabwe’s national scale issuer ratings of BB+(ZW)/B(ZW) on ‘Review Extension’
Johannesburg, 30 July 2021 – GCR Ratings (“GCR”) has placed African Banking Corporation of Zimbabwe’s (‘BancABC Zimbabwe’) national scale long and short term issuer ratings of BB+(ZW)/B(ZW) respectively on ‘Review Extension’. The rating process is ongoing and GCR expects to publicly release the updated rating by 31 August 2021. The rating assigned in the last review is still valid and remains unchanged until the review process is completed.
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Related criteria and research
Criteria for the GCR Ratings Framework, May 2019
Criteria for Rating Financial Institutions, May 2019
Jurisdictional Supplement for Criteria, July 2020
GCR Ratings Scale, Symbols & Definitions, May 2019
GCR Country Risk Scores, July 2021
GCR Financial Institutions Sector Risk Score, June 2021
African Banking Corporation of Zimbabwe
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