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.
The Nigerian Federal Government has issued an 18 month ultimatum to 17 insurance companies selling microinsurance products to acquire fresh microinsurance licences or suspend the selling of these products. The Federal Government, which gave this deadline through its agency, the National Insurance Commission(NAICOM), added that, in a case where any of the concerned insurance firms… Continue reading Nigeria’s Federal Government Orders Insurance Companies To Get Fresh Microinsurance Licence Within 18 Months
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.
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
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 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 (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.
Much has been written on what leaders should and shouldn’t do. Having read almost every notable article on the topic, the natural question to ask was, “What next?” Though full of perennial wisdom—knowledge that even those who don’t study leadership would know—something was missing. The aha moment came: if everything leaders were being told… Continue reading 7 Outrageous Things Every Leader Should Do