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.
This was disclosed by the President of the Council, Shola Tiunubu, at the December edition of members evening hosted by AIICO Insurance Plc, who said the difference in commission rates and other benefits are aimed at justifying the remarkable differentiation in their competencies and experience. Tinubu said: “while sustaining the tempo of technical relations with… Continue reading Nigeria Council of Registered Insurance Brokers set to drive industry’s potential with brokerage firms
The Nigerian National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) recently took a decision that may serve as a final step to save identified weak firms in the system from total collapse. The commission, was said to have written administrative letters to insurance firms that are presently undergoing financial challenges as revealed by published financial reports, guiding them on… Continue reading Nigeria’s NAICOM Moves to Save Weak Insurance Firms from Collapse
Nigeria’s Pension Transitional and Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) is weighing up the possibility of taking legal action against some nine insurance companies still owing the Directorate about N3billion legacy funds, as was revealed by investigations. PTAD had earlier set a December 2017 deadline for defaulting insurers to pay their respective legacy Fund to the agency, which… Continue reading 9 Insurance Companies Face Legal Battle Over N3b Legacy Funds
Life Assurance underwriting Companies in Nigeria generated a total of N124.6billion gross premium in the year 2016. The companies ceded a total of N7.3billion to their reinsurers while retaining N117.2 billion as net premium. Gross claim paid by the life operators during the period stood at N67.2billion while net claims stood at N54.6billion. Management expenses… Continue reading Nigerian Life Insurance Firms Posted N124.6bn Gross Premium in 2016
Fifty three insurance companies in Nigeria expended a whooping N116 billion on their respective management, translating to 40 per cent of their premium income of N324 billion made in the last financial year, inside sources reveal. This happened while some of the affected insurance firms had not given good returns on investment to their respective… Continue reading 53 Insurance Companies Expend N116bn On Management From N324bn Income
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 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)
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