Author: Ant Darby

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Fitch launches ESG dashboard for financial institutions

Fitch launches ESG dashboard for financial institutions

Fitch Ratings has launched an interactive ESG dashboard for financial institutions; a tool that shows the distribution of Fitch's ESG Relevance Scores [...]
Three SA life insurers sanctioned for weak money laundering controls

Three SA life insurers sanctioned for weak money laundering controls

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has imposed administrative sanctions on three life insurers and directed them to take remedial actions, after fi [...]
Covid-19 delays Nigeria’s rise in minimum capital requirements for insurers

Covid-19 delays Nigeria’s rise in minimum capital requirements for insurers

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced the Nigerian insurance regulator to delay plans to raise minimum capital requirements for all insurance entities. Na [...]
Sanlam buys remaining stake in FBN

Sanlam buys remaining stake in FBN

Sanlam has acquired the remaining stake in the Nigerian insurance business FBN Insurance from its partner, FBN Holdings Plc, giving Sanlam 100% owners [...]
Flooding adding to Covid-19 misery in east Africa

Flooding adding to Covid-19 misery in east Africa

The EU has mobilised €3m in emergency assistance to countries in east Africa that have been hit by heavy rainfall during recent weeks, triggering deva [...]
Insurers continue to step up to cope with Covid-19

Insurers continue to step up to cope with Covid-19

Insurers across the continent are launching solutions and offering refunds to help insureds navigate the Covid-19 pandemic. Among them, Kenyan insu [...]
World Bank funds fight against locust swarms in east Africa

World Bank funds fight against locust swarms in east Africa

Supporting local agriculture, the World Bank has approved a $500m programme to help countries in Africa and the Middle East fight locust swarms that a [...]
Careful exiting of the lockdown across Africa key to sustainability

Careful exiting of the lockdown across Africa key to sustainability

The UN’s Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has released a series of proposals to help African governments and businesses to exit Covid-19-related l [...]
How to be a strong leader through a crisis

How to be a strong leader through a crisis

American author James Lane Allen famously said, “Crisis does not build character, it reveals it.” It also, as has been shown by some of the world’s le [...]
S&P affirms ATI rating despite Covid-19

S&P affirms ATI rating despite Covid-19

S&P Global Rating has reaffirmed African Trade Insurance Agency’s (ATI) creditor rating of ‘A’ with a Stable Outlook (A/Stable) and noting ATI’s ‘poli [...]
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