Understanding the Factors Behind Successful Claim Settlements – Part I


Expeditious settlement of valid claims stands out as a vital function that reveals the trustworthiness of individual insurers/reinsurers and sheds light on the overall values of the industry. By and large, insurance companies rarely reject or repudiate claims without cause. Several underlying factors contribute to claim repudiations. By understanding these factors, as the discourse in […]

Moody’s upgrades Klapton Re to Caa2 IFS Rating – (Outlook stable)

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The Board is pleased to announce that Moody’s has upgraded Klapton Re’s Insurance Financial Strength (IFS) rating to Caa2 from Caa3, and the outlook remains stable. This upgrade follows Moody’s upgrade of the Government of Zambia’s local currency (LC) long-term issuer rating to Caa3 from Ca, with a stable outlook.This positive development underscores Klapton Re’s […]

Impact of Zambia’s Debt Restructuring on the Insurance Industry

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On 22 June 2023, the Zambian government announced that it had agreed on a comprehensive debt treatment with its official creditors under the G20 common framework. This involved the restructuring of US$6.3 billion of its bilateral debt. In the wake of this significant milestone, Zambia is now at a pivotal juncture for economic revitalisation. Discourse […]

Underwriting Considerations for Decennial Liability

Tionge Simbeye Chief Underwriting

When writing decennial liability insurance as an underwriter, there are several considerations that need to be taken into account. Here are some of the key factors to consider: Overall, underwriting decennial liability insurance requires a thorough evaluation of various factors related to the construction project, the contractor, and the insurance policy. By carefully considering these […]

Klapton Re is assigned Demotech Financial Stability Rating of S, Substantial

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The Board is pleased to announce that Klapton Re has been assigned a Demotech Financial Stability Rating (FSR) of S, Substantial from Demotech, Inc., a rating agency registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a Nationally Recognised Statistical Rating Organisation (NRSRO). Financial Stability Ratings® (FSRs) are a leading indicator of an insurer’s financial […]

What is Decennial Liability Cover

Tionge Simbeye Chief Underwriting

Decennial liability cover is a form of insurance commonly used in the construction industry. It protects contractors, architects, and engineers against any damages or defects that may arise in a building or structure they have designed or constructed within ten years of its completion.  The cover, also known as 10-year or structural warranty insurance, is […]

Corporate Governance within Financial Service Companies

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For some time now we have long been hearing about the necessity for proper corporate governance within large companies, following some very high-profile collapses of company structures due to reckless and negligent trading by the board and senior management of such companies. Shareholders and policyholders (where the company is a financial service company) can lose […]

Klapton Re Granted Regulatory Approval To Write Life and Health Insurance

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We are pleased to announce that Klapton Reinsurance Limited has been granted regulatory approval by the Pensions and Insurance Authority (PIA) to write life and health reinsurance. From 1 January 2023, Klapton Re will commence offering reinsurance capacity in the following life and health lines in Africa and Asia: 1. Health/Medical 2. Credit Life 3. […]

Emerging Cyber Security Risks and the liabilities associated with same

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Cyber-related security risks have become the more serious risks almost all companies face today, specifically companies who rely on technology or their client base and client data to run their businesses.  A cyber-attack is when the computer information technology system of a company or individual is exposed and an attacker manages to steal, erase, or […]