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
Cybersecurity experts have raised the alarm that cyber attacks on organisations was on the increase, with a possibility to cause a global financial loss of $1 trillion in the next few years, up from the $5.3 billion global loss recorded in 2017 and $9 billion in 2018. Cybersecurity experts who spoke at a breakfast meeting… Continue reading Cyber Attacks on the Rise, Experts Warn
Four major building collapses that occurred in the country between 2014 and 2016 claimed 199 lives, the Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI) has said. The Director-General, NBRRI, Prof Danladi Matawal, said this in a keynote address at the 2018 Annual National Conference and Exhibition of the Nigerian Institute of Metallurgical, Mining and Materials… Continue reading Four major building collapses claimed 199 lives – Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute.
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.
Following recent verification exercises, Nigeria’s Federal Government has commenced the rapid payment of pensions to verified pensioners. This is very heartwarming news.
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Exposure to cyber attacks in the financial services sector is creating a growing demand for cyber-insurance. Banks and financial technology firms are beginning to see a need to explore cyber-insurance as a means of alleviating the impact of electronic payment fraud in Nigeria. Industry statistics show that Nigeria is losing about N127bn to cyber-fraud every… Continue reading Banks, tech firms combat N2.19bn e-fraud with cyber-insurance.
Thirty eight underwriting firms in Nigeria generated N54.130 billion as gross premium from oil and gas insurance businesses in 2016; but expended only a paltry N4.642 billion as claims to companies. Data obtained from the Nigeria Insurers Association (NIA), the umbrella body of insurance underwriters in the country, showed that a total of N38.8 billion… Continue reading 38 Firms Raked in N54.1bn from Oil and Gas Insurance Businesses in 2016.