NDIC Rallies Stakeholders’ Inputs Towards Robust DPAS Framework

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) is seeking inputs from critical stakeholders towards making its recently reviewed Differential Premium Assessment System (DPAS) Framework more robust and all embracing.

NDIC’s Director, Communication and Public Affairs Department, Bashir Alhassan Nuhu, in a statement on Sunday said, the Differential Premium Assessment System Framework was reviewed to make it more risk sensitive and account for significant developments that had taken place in the Nigeria banking system since its adoption in 2008.

He further stated that the review was informed by the need to ensure that the framework conforms to the recommendations of the International Association of Deposit Insurers (IADI) and other global best practices.

Bashir said now that the review is at consultation stage, it is imperative for the Corporation to solicit input from its critical stakeholders, adding that the exposure draft has been placed on the Corporation’s Website for review.

The release urged stakeholders to forward their input, comments and recommendations to NDIC Director, Insurance and Surveillance Department latest by 30th June 2023.

The NDIC adopted the Differential Premium Assessment System (DPAS) in 2008 following the issuance of its framework in 2007 to differentiate premiums payable by Insured Financial Institutions based on their respective risk profile.

The DPAS was aimed at introducing fairness into the premium assessment process, encouraging effective risk management practices in insured institutions and applying a risk differential approach in the deposit insurance premium assessment of insured financial institutions.

The DPAS was also introduced to enable banks in the lower risk categories to pay relatively lower premium rates, charge banks in the higher risk categories additional premium for their extra risks, incentivise regulatory compliance and mitigate moral hazard.

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