Your portal to Credit Analysis across Africa

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, our 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.  As a guideline, the availability of updated sector reports (to the latest available year end) is provided below the map. View a sample of a sector report on our Products page.

In addition to posting our proprietary research, related topical content curated from across the web will be posted below. View all of this content on our Research page.

Latest posts

The adoption of Basel III in African banks has been slow and uneven. As of 2023, only a small percentage of banks on the continent have fully adopted the Basel III framework. There are a number of factors that have contributed to the slow progress of Basel III adoption in Africa. These include: Despite these

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Latest Publications

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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Hover over the map for our coverage and click a country to view a detailed list of the licensed banks. Register for free, limited access, with full access requiring a subscription.  

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Sector Reports - Publication Schedule



Sep 22

Kenya, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Ghana

Oct 22

Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Botswana, Egypt, Tanzania, Nigeria, Burundi

Nov 22

Rwanda, Tunisia, Malawi, Morocco, Algeria, Ivory Coast, Namibia, Angola

Dec 22

To be confirmed

Jan 23

Ethiopia (updated to FY23)