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 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.

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)

Unpaid Claims: Insurance Companies To Lose N30bn Statutory Deposit

Insurance companies in the country who fail to pay genuine claims, risk losing a substantial part of their cumulative N30 billion statutory deposits, while managing directors of the underwriting firms will also face removal, this was revealed by reliable inside sources. Findings revealed that the 58 registered insurance companies in the country have cumulative statutory… Continue reading Unpaid Claims: Insurance Companies To Lose N30bn Statutory Deposit

Lawyers to drive insurance growth, laws in Nigeria.

An interesting look at the role of Lawyers in enhancing insurance penetration as well as opportunities available to Lawyers in the Nigerian Insurance Industry.

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.