Fintech poses huge threat to traditional banking, says CIBN

The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Lagos State branch, has said the financial space is being revolutionized with the deployment of financial technology by Deposit Money Banks to meet the financial needs of their customers. The Chairman, CIBN Lagos branch, Mr Kola Abdul, said in a statement that recent reports indicated that investment… Continue reading Fintech poses huge threat to traditional banking, says CIBN

Nigerian Banks Lose N12.30bn To Fraud In 4 Years.

The Nigerian Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS), yesterday said the Nigerian banking industry lost the sum of N12.30 billion to frauds between 2014 and 2017. Managing director, NIBBS, Mr Adebisi Shonubi, disclosed this at the third annual Banking Security Summit organised by MAXUT Consulting in partnership with OneSpan, a global data security company in Lagos, Nigeria.… Continue reading Nigerian Banks Lose N12.30bn To Fraud In 4 Years.

Nigeria’s Federal Government targets insurance firms, others to fund national shipping fleet.

THE Nigerian Federal Government is targeting banks and insurance companies to finance the national shipping carrier, following the withdrawal of a Singaporean liner, Pacific International Lines (PIL), from the initiative. The Singaporean shipping company, with over a hundred ships in its fleet world-wide, had said that it would not be able to cope with the… Continue reading Nigeria’s Federal Government targets insurance firms, others to fund national shipping fleet.

Nigeria’s Federal Government Orders Insurance Companies To Get Fresh Microinsurance Licence Within 18 Months

The Nigerian Federal Government has issued an 18 month ultimatum to 17 insurance companies selling microinsurance products to acquire fresh microinsurance licences or suspend the selling of these products. The Federal Government, which gave this deadline through its agency, the National Insurance Commission(NAICOM), added that, in a case where any of the concerned insurance firms… Continue reading Nigeria’s Federal Government Orders Insurance Companies To Get Fresh Microinsurance Licence Within 18 Months

Global telephony insurance market to hit $ 20.5 billion

Given the increasing prevalence of expensive household goods, cars and consumer electronics, insurance has become an unavoidable and often necessary cost in modern life. Mobile phones and smartphones in particular, are no exception to this trend. Report has it that most major mobile operators, insurance specialists, retailers and even banks now offer insurance plans that… Continue reading Global telephony insurance market to hit $ 20.5 billion

Nigeria’s NAICOM Moves to Save Weak Insurance Firms from Collapse

 The Nigerian National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) recently took a decision that may serve as a final step to save  identified weak firms in the system from total collapse. The commission, was said to have written administrative letters to insurance firms that are presently undergoing financial challenges as revealed by published financial reports, guiding them on… Continue reading Nigeria’s NAICOM Moves to Save Weak Insurance Firms from Collapse

NAICOM sets 2 years limit for Bancassurance partnerships.

Nigeria’s National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has placed a two year limit on bancassurance partnerships between insurance companies and banks. The regulator also pegged the referral commission to be paid by the insurer to a referral bank at 40 percent of the insurance brokers’ commission. These were contained in the bancassurance guideline recently released by the… Continue reading NAICOM sets 2 years limit for Bancassurance partnerships.