Zimnat Lion capitalises on inflation


The high inflation that peaked at 619 percent in November last year before declining to $598 percent in December forced some corporate clients to revise sums insured on major productive assets upwards, thus positively impacting on gross premiums for Zimnat Lion Insurance, the company says in its report for the year ending December.

Gross written premium rose by 423 percent from $5.8 billion to $30.3 billion. Underwriting income shot up from $108.6 million to $1.9 billion while investment income increased from $627.5 million to $3.5 billion.

Income before taxation grew from $736.1 million to $5.5 billion with net income at $4 billion, up from $629.7 million.

The company says local operations remain volatile but it will pursue strategies that will ensure that it continues to grow profitably.

These include the growing of regional revenue, improving client service, monitoring claims and liability management.

The company is already managing the Botswana Insurance Company and Lion Uganda Company.


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