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Nigerian hajj stampede victims not insured

The 64 Nigerians confirmed dead in the Mina stampede in Saudi Arabia, plus the 71 injured and the 244 missing pilgrims do not have valid insurance cover. According to Saturday Punch, majority of the 76,000 Nigerians, who participated in this year’s Hajj in Mecca, did not have travel health insurance […]

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Okunoren to become 18th NCRIB President

Leave a Comment Chuks Udo Okonta The Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB) the umbrella body of registered insurance brokers in the country will on Thursday, October 15, 2015, witness a change in leadership as Emmanuel Kayode Okunoren becomes its 18th President. A statement by the Assistant Manager Corporate […]

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Britain to set time limit for insurance mis-selling claims

Britain’s financial regulator is to impose a two-year deadline for customers to claim compensation for mis-sold loan insurance, drawing a line under Britain’s costliest consumer finance scandal. Banks have already set aside more than 28 billion pounds($42.41 billion) to compensate customers for mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI) policies. These were […]

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Life insurance penetration should be through banks: report

As less than 10 per cent of Indians have life insurance cover, the way forward to increase life insurance penetration is through bancassurance, according to Anuj Mathur, CEO, Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance. The bancassurance channel involves banks selling life insurance to their clients. “We should ensure […]

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NAICOM wants zero tolerance for unethical vices

Leave a comment Chuks Udo Okonta The National insurance Commission (NAICOM) has called on insurance operators to henceforth exhibit zero tolerance for unethical vices or face the law. The Commissioner for Insurance Mohammed Kari, who said this at an event in Abeokuta, said the call has become necessary as most […]

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Insurers Urged to Reach Rural Areas

By Mariam Said The insurance industry grew at an average rate of 18 per cent in the last five years, but the services were mainly concentrated in urban centres. During the 18th Annual Insurance Day in Dar es Salaam at the weekend, the Minister of State in the President’s Office […]