Two Takaful insurance companies have commenced operations in the country, thus, becoming the first set of fully-fledged Takaful Insurance companies in Nigeria. The two companies are Jaiz Takaful Insurance Company, with head office in Abuja, and Noor Takaful Insurance Company based in Lagos State. Although there is still a misconception about Takaful Insurance that it is a scheme for the Muslims, the two operators believe that with increased awareness and education they will correct this misconception. The chairman of Noor Takaful Insurance, Ambassador Shuaibu Ahmed, said Takaful is about joint guarantee, whereby individuals jointly guarantee themselves against any loss or damage. The CEO of Jaiz Takaful Insurance, Momodu Musa Joof, said his company’s products are inspired by the need for customers to benefit from the contributions they pay as policyholders.
Dubai Trade, the cross-border trade facilitator, has signed an agreement with Noor Takaful that will give Dubai Trade customers access to an Islamic insurer for the first time, and an even wider choice of marine and cargo insurance providers online through its Tradeshield platform. Tradeshield allows customers to complete the end-to-end process of purchasing cargo insurance online through the dedicated website www.tradeshield.ae. Noor Takaful will go live on the site for customers in the New Year.
Noor Takaful, the Islamic insurance arm of Noor Investment Group, announced on Tuesday that the company’s CEO Parvaiz Seddiqi has stepped down from his role. Seddiqi is the founder member of Noor Takaful. The company also announced that Andrew Greenwood has been named acting CEO. Noor Takaful offers general and family Islamic products to cater to individual and corporate customer segments.
Noor Takaful, the Islamic Insurance provider, today launched its suite of Individual Family products with flexible protection, investment, and savings takaful plans to cater to the national and expatriate residents of the UAE. The introduction of the new products coincides with the first anniversary of the company’s inauguration and demonstrates its commitment to innovatively meeting the unique needs of the UAE market.