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

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.

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, other West African insurers consolidate for business expansion.

Strong and positive moves towards enhanced integration by regional insurance players … Please Read & Enjoy!
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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.

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)

NAICOM to beam searchlight on premium rating in 2018

Nigeria’s National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has said that it will pay more attention to suitable premium rates for products in the insurance industry by 2018. The Commissioner for Insurance, Mohammed Kari, who disclosed this during the 2017 Annual Seminar for Insurance Journalists organised by the Commission in Kaduna, Kaduna State, said the decision became necessary… Continue reading NAICOM to beam searchlight on premium rating in 2018