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.
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.
Only four states in Nigeria have complied with the compulsory Group Life Insurance Policy (GLIP), which is stipulated in the country’s Pension Reform Act. According to the National Pension Commission, only Lagos, Niger, Osun and Rivers states have complied with the GLIP as of the end of September 2017. The commission added that the four… Continue reading Only four Nigerian states have insurance cover for workers.
A total of 42,851 relatives of deceased workers under Nigeria’s Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) have been paid pension and insurance benefits from the commencement of the CPS till September 2017.Figures obtained from the National Pension Commission (PenCom) on approval of death benefits revealed that the deceased workers were from the private, state and federal sectors.… Continue reading Deceased workers’ relatives received N129bn pension, insurance settlements — Nigerian National Pension Commission.
The gee-whiz gadgets on new cars — the backup cameras, the large touchscreen controls, the blind-spot monitoring — make us all feel a little safer about navigating the roads. But high-tech, advanced safety features come at a fairly steep price, so they’re driving up car insurance rates, too. “If they’re damaged, they’re much more expensive to repair,”… Continue reading High-tech features on new cars drive up auto insurance rates
Nigeria’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has been in operation for over ten years but it seems to have failed in the realization of the objectives for which it was established. Key among its failures is the non-realization of the objective of making health care available to Nigerians at affordable costs. As at today, many… Continue reading Failures of Nigeria’s Health Insurance Scheme: the way forward
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.