Global Credit Rating (GCR) revised Zimnat General Insurance’s national scale financial strength rating to A+(zw) Stable Outlook, from its previous rating of A-(zw).The financial strength rating (formerly claims paying ability) went up two notches.
GCR is the leading emerging market focused ratings agency, rating the full spectrum of security classes based on the best international standards.
It accords both International Scale and National Scale ratings. Together with its international affiliates, it rates almost 3 000 organisations and debt issues spanning four continents.
Explaining the rating upgrade GCR commended Zimnat’s sound business profile and disciplined approach to underwriting and capital management.
This comes after Zimnat has been on employing value preservation strategies, to counter the uncertainties presented by the operating environment.
“The insurer has maintained strong brand recognition and evidenced healthy growth momentum over the review period, with a significant increase in market share in the 2018 financial year, underpinned by comparatively high-risk uptake in key lines of business,” GCR said.
More operational flexibility comes with such a good rating, positioning Zimnat General Insurance as a strong short-term insurer of choice supported by the quest to provide the market with realistic insurance cover products that help clients achieve their set objectives and make their lives better.