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DFCU becomes the 8th bank cleared to sale insurance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPEDENT | DFCU bank has become the 8th bank to receive a certificate from the insurance regulator, Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA-U) to start selling insurance products at its 67 branches countrywide. This is backed by the Financial Institutions Amendment Act 2016. During the handover ceremony at IRA …

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Eight banks cleared by IRA to sell insurance policies

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) has so far issued eight certificates to banks to offer bancassurance (selling insurance policies) to their clients as one way of boosting the sector’s growth. Speaking at a press conference in Kampala on Feb.08, IRA officials including the Chief Executive …

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UIA in new motor insurance campaign

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The umbrella organization of insurers, the Uganda Insurance Association, has intensified a motor insurance awareness drive as part of its countrywide insurance literacy campaign. Miriam Magala, the chief executive officer of UIA said on Nov 29 that as part of the campaign, the association has …

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Slow agriculture insurance uptake

Regulator says aggressive marketing and awareness would reverse the poor performance Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Uganda’s agriculture sector has been associated with many risks – unstable prices, drought, pests and diseases – thus hampering its growth. This prompted the government to unveil a Shs5bn Agriculture Insurance Premium Subsidy Scheme last …

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New acquisition boosts Sanlam’s market share

The company acquired LAC at US$ 6.5million Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | South Africa-based financial services firm, Sanlam, has upgraded its market share in Uganda with the acquisition of Lion Assurance Company (LAC) at US$6.5million. This follows approval from the Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda (IRA-U) nearly two weeks …

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Sanlam finally announces Lion Assurance acquisition deal

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | On Nov. 21, Sanlam Emerging Markets Proprietary Limited (SEM) announced that its subsidiary, Sanlam General Insurance Uganda Limited (SGIU), had successfully concluded the acquisition of close to a 100% interest in the share capital of Lion Assurance Company Limited (LAC) in Uganda, from Trans Industries …

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Stanbic Bank enters insurance business

Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Stanbic Bank has become the first lender to venture into insurance business after Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda granted it a bancassurace license on Oct. 25. The lender said it has already signed business deals with seven insurance companies including Sanlam Life, Sanlam General, UAP …

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