Banks, tech firms combat N2.19bn e-fraud with cyber-insurance.

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.

2018 National Budget: Nigeria’s Federal Government Plans Group Life Insurance For 89,000 Workers

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

Nigerian Reinsurers to reject under-priced risks in 2018.

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.

Emir Sanusi launches Nigeria’s first Islamic insurance Company.

The Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II, on Monday in Kano, launched the first Islamic insurance Company in Nigeria, tagged ‘Jaiz Takaful Insurance’. The Emir said at the event that the introduction of the system in Nigeria was a welcome development, especially as it would contribute towards boosting the country’s economy. According to him,… Continue reading Emir Sanusi launches Nigeria’s first Islamic insurance Company.

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.

Nigeria’s Federal Government moves to insure national assets.

  The Nigerian Federal Government has said that it will ensure adequate insurance of its assets. Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, said this during the National Insurance Conference of the Insurance Industry Consultative Council with the theme: ‘Nigeria open for business’, in Abuja on Monday. Mrs Adeosun said, “Foreign investors have shown great interest… Continue reading Nigeria’s Federal Government moves to insure national assets.

Many SMEs unprepared for an Insurance claim.

Many SME businesses are unprepared for an event in which they need to make a claim, and may not have even considered whether they have the right level of cover until it happens, according to a Zurich expert. A great deal of SMEs do not think they will ever be faced with a claim, Neil… Continue reading Many SMEs unprepared for an Insurance claim.