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.
The gee-whiz gadgets on new cars — the backup cameras, the large touchscreen controls, the blind-spot monitoring — make us all feel a little safer about navigating the roads. But high-tech, advanced safety features come at a fairly steep price, so they’re driving up car insurance rates, too. “If they’re damaged, they’re much more expensive to repair,”… Continue reading High-tech features on new cars drive up auto insurance rates
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
From next year, reinsurance companies will no longer accept risks that are priced below the standard threshold of risk pricing by insurance companies. Investigations reveal that this move was prompted by sharp increases in industry claims ratio which has continued to outpace premium income, leading to dwindling profits. Accordingly, Nigeria’s National Insurance Commission, NAICOM, is… Continue reading Nigerian Reinsurers to reject under-priced risks in 2018.
Nigeria’s National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has said that it will pay more attention to suitable premium rates for products in the insurance industry by 2018. The Commissioner for Insurance, Mohammed Kari, who disclosed this during the 2017 Annual Seminar for Insurance Journalists organised by the Commission in Kaduna, Kaduna State, said the decision became necessary… Continue reading NAICOM to beam searchlight on premium rating in 2018
Insurance companies in the country who fail to pay genuine claims, risk losing a substantial part of their cumulative N30 billion statutory deposits, while managing directors of the underwriting firms will also face removal, this was revealed by reliable inside sources. Findings revealed that the 58 registered insurance companies in the country have cumulative statutory… Continue reading Unpaid Claims: Insurance Companies To Lose N30bn Statutory Deposit
Nigeria’s National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has revealed plans to work on statutory deposits of insurance firms to settle unpaid claims, while chief executives of companies whose deposits are applied to such would be discharged from official duty. Nigeria’s Commissioner for Insurance, Mohammed Kari, disclosed this at the ongoing Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) 2017… Continue reading Nigeria’s National Insurance Commission to sack chief executives over unpaid claims
KPMG Head of Insurance for East Africa James Norman has described Africa’s hugely unexploited insurance market as a sleeping giant. According to him, there is a real buzz about the sector because of its plentiful or enormous opportunities. “There’s a real buzz about the sector because opportunities are immense,” he says. “There’s a young population,… Continue reading KPMG: Africa’s Insurance Market is a sleeping giant.
INSURED victims of floods that ravaged some parts of Lagos State recently are already filing their claims, even as insurance companies paid N168.44 million claims on flood mishaps in 2015. Chairman of Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA), Mr. Eddie Efekoha, said that the insured victims have started turning in their claims to the insurance companies… Continue reading 2017 Flood victims file claims as insurers pay over N168m for 2015 floods.