Nigeria’s Federal Government Orders Insurance Companies To Get Fresh Microinsurance Licence Within 18 Months

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

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.

Nigerian Insurance Stakeholders target Q1-2018 for Industry rebranding project

The Insurance industry rebranding proramme aimed at creating more awareness, and deepening insurance penetration in Nigeria is expected to kick off this first quarter of 2018. The Managing Director, Custodian and Allied Insurance, Toye Odunsi, said the rebranding, also supported by industry regulator, NAICOM, and other stakeholders aims to change the perception of the public… Continue reading Nigerian Insurance Stakeholders target Q1-2018 for Industry rebranding project

Nigerian Underwriters shun Takaful Insurance products.

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.

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.

Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor warns banks to guard against Key – man risk.

  Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele on tuesday identified key-man risk in the banking sector as a huge challenge, just as he advised financial institutions to guard against it. Mr Emefiele pointed out that while appreciable momentum had been attained in corporate governance practices in the Nigerian Banking industry, the regulators… Continue reading Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor warns banks to guard against Key – man risk.