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.
Nigeria’s National Pension Commission (PenCom) has issued compliance certificates to 83 companies which serve as approval to bid for Federal Government contracts this year. This was against 13,592 issued in 2017. PenCom noted that the reduction in number is due to the reluctance of federal government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, MDAs, to cooperate with it.… Continue reading Nigeria’s Pension Commission (PenCom) clears 83 firms for Federal Government contracts
The federal government of Nigeria has made budgetary provision to the tune of N5.4 billion as 2018 Group Life Insurance cover for its 89,000 workforce, in the 2018 national budget currently before the National Assembly (NASS). To this end, all Federal government workers who die or suffer accidents while in active service will have access… Continue reading 2018 National Budget: Nigeria’s Federal Government Plans Group Life Insurance For 89,000 Workers
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
Life Assurance underwriting Companies in Nigeria generated a total of N124.6billion gross premium in the year 2016. The companies ceded a total of N7.3billion to their reinsurers while retaining N117.2 billion as net premium. Gross claim paid by the life operators during the period stood at N67.2billion while net claims stood at N54.6billion. Management expenses… Continue reading Nigerian Life Insurance Firms Posted N124.6bn Gross Premium in 2016
Underwriters in the Nigerian insurance sector have shunned Takaful Insurance products due to a lack of confidence in the prospect for the business. Although the Nigerian National Insurance Commission, NAICOM, gave out the operational guidelines since 2013, insurers are still skeptical about venturing into it as there is a prevailing fear that most Takaful Insurance… Continue reading Nigerian Underwriters shun Takaful Insurance products.
Fifty three insurance companies in Nigeria expended a whooping N116 billion on their respective management, translating to 40 per cent of their premium income of N324 billion made in the last financial year, inside sources reveal. This happened while some of the affected insurance firms had not given good returns on investment to their respective… Continue reading 53 Insurance Companies Expend N116bn On Management From N324bn Income
Many SME businesses are unprepared for an event in which they need to make a claim, and may not have even considered whether they have the right level of cover until it happens, according to a Zurich expert. A great deal of SMEs do not think they will ever be faced with a claim, Neil… Continue reading Many SMEs unprepared for an Insurance claim.