Only around 10% of banks are rated by the credit rating agencies

For Africa, despite the fact that bank credit ratings are compulsory in Nigeria and Zimbabwe, the rating coverage is lower and generally restricted to the larger banks. In many countries, no banks are credit rated and access to up-to-date financial data and analyses is limited. The Africa Analyst strives to bridge this gap and has already built a database covering around 50% of the continents licensed banks, from which sector and entity reports are generated. Our entity reports range from affordable statistical reports, providing the key stats and ratios to support your own analysis, to comprehensive reportS offering the Africa Analyst's internal scoring, detailed analysis and supporting information. View a sample of each on our Products page.


Currently, The Africa Analyst's coverage is limited to mostly commercial banks. The financial year ends for most banks across Africa is December (Ethiopia is a notable exception with all banks having June year ends). Year ends can be viewed on the Entity List page by country. The publication of Audited annual reports across Africa can vary significantly, ranging from 2 months after  the financial year end, to 8 months or more in less developed countries.  View a sample of The Africa Analyst's  Sector Report on our Products page.

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Home About us Products News Articles Register for free Login Country list Sector list Banks Insurance Entity list Banking Groups Credit ratings Contact us The Africa AnalystYour portal to Credit Analysis across Africa Only around 10% of banks are rated by the credit rating agenciesFor Africa, despite the fact that bank credit ratings are compulsory in

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As at 31 December 2022, the Kenyan banking sector comprised 38 commercial Banks[1] and 1 mortgage finance company.  The Kenya Government held a majority ownership in 2 institutions, while 17 were foreign owned (3 of which are branches). The foreign owned commercial banks accounted for 32.1% of the sector’s assets and the public banks only

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