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NDIC raises insurance coverage for banks to N5m

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has raised deposit insurance coverage for all licensed deposit-taking financial institutions in the country with immediate effect. Managing Director/Chief…

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has raised deposit insurance coverage for all licensed deposit-taking financial institutions in the country with immediate effect.

Managing Director/Chief Executive of the corporation, Mr Bello Hassan, made the announcement in Abuja yesterday at a press briefing in Abuja.

Hassan said the increase applies to Deposit Money Banks (DMBs), Microfinance Banks (MFBs), Primary Mortgage Banks (PMBs), Payment Service Banks (PSBs) and Mobile Money Operators (MMOs).

“Key increases in Deposit Insurance Coverage: Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) coverage has jumped from N500,000 to N5,000,000, providing full coverage for 98.98 per cent of depositors compared to the previous 89.20 per cent.

“Microfinance Banks (MFBs) coverage has risen from N200,000 to N2,000,000, offering full coverage for 99.27 per cent of depositors (up from 98.76 per cent) and significantly increasing the value of covered deposits (from 14.38 per cent to 34.43 per cent of total deposits).

“For Primary Mortgage Banks (PMBs), the maximum coverage has been raised from N500,000 to N2,000,000, ensuring full coverage for 99.34 per cent of depositors (up from 97.98 per cent) and boosting the value of covered deposits (from 10.77 per cent to 21.04 per cent of total deposits).

Payment Service Banks (PSBs) coverage has been increased from N500,000 to N2,000,000, providing near-complete protection (99.99 per cent) for depositors and raising the value of covered deposits to 43.10 per cent of the total (from 40.60 per cent).

 

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