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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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Florida insurers avoid Hurricane Irma ‘nightmare’

Washington, United States | AFP | Florida insurance companies appear to have avoided what could have been a catastrophic hit after damage estimates from Hurricane Irma on Monday fell sharply due to last-minute shifts in the storm’s trail of destruction. The storm spared cities on Florida’s eastern coast, which analysts …

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Pension funds, insurance companies, key drivers of regional integration

Survey shows regional institutional investor base expanding due to favourable demographics Africa Renewel | JOHN SCHELLHASE | Capital markets, where money from savers is put into long-term investments, can contribute significantly to socio-economic development if they invest in productive projects and enterprises. But small size and market illiquidity can undercut …

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NSSF widens pension coverage with new saving plan

NSSF widens pension coverage with new saving plan  Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE |  The National Social Security Fund has unveiled a voluntary membership plan that will provide employers and workers that are not compelled by the mandatory provisions of the NSSF Act the opportunity to voluntarily save for their retirement Interested …

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National Health Insurance Scheme for Uganda in the offing

Uganda plans to set up a National Health Insurance Scheme subject to passing of the National Health Insurance Bill 2007. In a speech read by the Vice President Edward Ssekandi at the just ended 44th Africa Insurance Organisation meeting at Speke Resort Munyonyo last week, President Yoweri Museveni said financing the …

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