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Zimbabwean Insurance Industry - Governance, Risk and Compliance

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  • 45 Pages
  • January 2021
  • Region: Zimbabwe
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 3502124
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The publisher’s 'Zimbabwean Insurance Industry - Governance, Risk and Compliance' report is the result of extensive research into the insurance regulatory framework in Zimbabwe.

It provides detailed analysis of the insurance regulations for life, property, motor, liability, personal accident and health, and marine, aviation and transit insurance. The report specifies various requirements for the establishment and operation of insurance and reinsurance companies and intermediaries.

The report brings together the publisher’s research, modeling and analysis expertise, giving insurers access to information on prevailing insurance regulations, and recent and upcoming changes in the regulatory framework, taxation and legal system in the country. The report also includes the scope of non-admitted insurance in the country.

Key Highlights

  • The Zimbabwean insurance industry is regulated by IPEC.
  • The life and non-life insurance businesses in Zimbabwe are regulated by the provisions of the Insurance Act 1987.
  • The motor third-party liability insurance, National Pension Scheme (NPS) and Workers Compensation Insurance Fund Scheme (WCIF) are mandatory in Zimbabwe.
  • 100% FDI is permitted in the Zimbabwean insurance industry.
  • Non-admitted insurers and intermediaries are not allowed in the Zimbabwean insurance industry.

The report provides insights into the governance, risk and compliance framework pertaining to the insurance industry in Zimbabwe including -
  • An overview of the insurance regulatory framework in Zimbabwe.
  • The latest key changes, and changes expected in the country’s insurance regulatory framework.
  • Key regulations and market practices related to different types of insurance product in the country.
  • Rules and regulations pertaining to key classes of compulsory insurance, and the scope of non-admitted insurance in Zimbabwe.
  • Key parameters including licensing requirements, permitted foreign direct investment, minimum capital requirements, solvency and reserve requirements, and investment regulations.
  • Details of the tax and legal systems in the country.


  • The report covers details of the insurance regulatory framework in Zimbabwe.
  • The report contains details of the rules and regulations governing insurance products and insurance entities.
  • The report lists and analyzes key trends and developments pertaining to the country’s insurance regulatory framework.
  • The report analyzes the rules and regulations pertaining to the establishment and operation of insurance businesses in the country.
  • The report provides details of taxation imposed on insurance products and insurance companies.

Reasons to Buy

  • Gain insights into the insurance regulatory framework in Zimbabwe.
  • Track the latest regulatory changes, and expected changes impacting the Zimbabwean insurance industry.
  • Gain detailed information about the key regulations governing the establishment and operation of insurance entities in the country.
  • Understand key regulations and market practices pertaining to various types of insurance product.

Table of Contents

1.1 What is this Report About?
1.2 Definitions
2.1 Legislation Overview and Historical Evolution
2.2 Latest Changes in Regulation
2.3 Legislation and Market Practice by Type of Insurance
2.3.1 Life insurance
2.3.2 Property insurance
2.3.3 Motor insurance
2.3.4 Liability insurance
2.3.5 Marine, aviation and transit insurance
2.3.6 Personal accident and health insurance
2.4 Compulsory Insurance
2.4.1 Motor third-party liability insurance
2.4.2 Workmen’s compensation
2.4.3 Professional indemnity insurance for insurance intermediaries
2.5 Supervision and Control
2.5.1 African Insurance Organization (AIO)
2.5.2 Insurance and Pensions Commission (IPEC)
2.6 Non-Admitted Insurance Regulation
2.6.1 Overview
2.6.2 Intermediaries
2.6.3 Market practices
2.6.4 Fines and Penalties
2.7 Company Registration and Operations
2.7.1 Type of insurance organization
2.7.2 Establishing a local company
2.7.3 Foreign ownership
2.7.4 Types of license
2.7.5 Capital requirements
2.7.6 Solvency margin
2.7.7 Reserve requirements
2.7.8 Investment regulations
2.7.9 Statutory return requirements
2.7.10 Fee structure
2.8 Taxation
2.8.1 Insurance premium or policy taxation
2.8.2 Withholding taxes on premium paid overseas
2.8.3 Corporate tax
2.8.4 VAT
2.8.5 Captives
2.9 Legal System
2.9.1 Introduction
2.9.2 Access to court
2.9.3 Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
3.1 Methodology
3.2 Contact the Publisher
3.3 About the Publisher
3.4 Services
3.5 Disclaimer
List of Tables
Table 1: Insurance Industry Definitions
Table 2: Zimbabwe - Insurance Regulatory Framework Key Features
Table 3: Zimbabwe - Intermediary remuneration
Table 4: Zimbabwe - Life Insurance Regulatory Framework
Table 5: Zimbabwe - Property Insurance Regulatory Framework
Table 6: Zimbabwe - Motor Insurance Regulatory Framework
Table 7: Zimbabwe - Liability Insurance Regulatory Framework
Table 8: Zimbabwe - Corporate Tax Rates for the Financial Year 2020
List of Figures
Figure 1: Zimbabwe - Insurance Supervision and Control at Various Levels
Figure 2: Zimbabwe - Insurance Regulatory Frameworks for Company Registration and Operation