Risk Based Supervision: Four Nigerian insurance firms at sea over N14.8bn capital short fall.

As the Nigerian insurance sector awaits the commencement of Risk Based Supervision, RBS, this year, four insurance companies are in dilemma over a N14.8 billion shortfall in their shareholders’ funds, which are far below regulatory requirement. The companies are Royal Exchange Prudential Life, International Energy Insurance Plc, Guinea Insurance Plc and Goldlink Insurance. In 2007,… Continue reading Risk Based Supervision: Four Nigerian insurance firms at sea over N14.8bn capital short fall.

2018: What insurance players can expect in the next 12 months

Sensors monitoring your everyday physical and digital life, artificial intelligence tailoring your insurance to fit your needs? Sound like the future? Sure—if the future is 2018. Nordic Director of Insurance in Accenture, Jacob Tovborg-Jensen, explains what’s in store—near-term—when it comes to innovation. Developments in insurance are moving at break-neck speed: 2017 saw a year that… Continue reading 2018: What insurance players can expect in the next 12 months

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

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Nigerian Insurers seek additional capital in preparation for Risk Based Supervision (RBS)

Nigerian Insurance firms with inadequate shareholders’ funds have commenced moves to raise additional capital in preparation for the next phase of implementation of the Risk Based Supervision (RBS) by the National Insurance Commission, NAICOM. NAICOM plans to move to the next phase of implementation of the RBS which is determining the capital requirements for underwriting… Continue reading Nigerian Insurers seek additional capital in preparation for Risk Based Supervision (RBS)

Nigeria’s National Insurance Commission to sack chief executives over unpaid claims

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: Africa’s Insurance Market is a sleeping giant.

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.