Nigeria’s National Insurance Commission sets N600m capital base for national micro-insurance licence.

Nigeria’s National Insurance Commission, NAICOM, yesterday unveiled the revised guidelines for micro-insurance operations, which stipulates N600 million minimum capital base for national micro-insurance license. The Commission defined micro-insurance as ‘insurance developed for low income populations, low valued policies, micro and small scale enterprises provided by licensed institutions, run in accordance with generally accepted insurance principles,… Continue reading Nigeria’s National Insurance Commission sets N600m capital base for national micro-insurance licence.

Wells Fargo faces sanctions for auto insurance payouts.

U.S. regulators are preparing to sanction Wells Fargo for receiving commissions on auto insurance policies it helped force on more than half a million drivers, people with direct knowledge of the probes have revealed.   last July, Wells Fargo blamed a third-party vendor for wrongly layering insurance policies on its auto borrowers. Wells Fargo did… Continue reading Wells Fargo faces sanctions for auto insurance payouts.

Nigeria Council of Registered Insurance Brokers set to drive industry’s potential with brokerage firms

This was disclosed by the President of the Council, Shola Tiunubu, at the December edition of members evening hosted by AIICO Insurance Plc, who said the difference in commission rates and other benefits are aimed at justifying the remarkable differentiation in their competencies and experience. Tinubu said: “while sustaining the tempo of technical relations with… Continue reading Nigeria Council of Registered Insurance Brokers set to drive industry’s potential with brokerage firms

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

Nigerian Life Insurance Firms Posted N124.6bn Gross Premium in 2016

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

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.

NAICOM to beam searchlight on premium rating 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