ALBANIA's Eurosig selling 90% of Insig's life-insurance business - report
After the transaction, Eurosig will own a 10% stake in the life-insurance business of Insig, Albanian business newspaper Monitor reported on Thursday. Read the full story
The Albanian insurance industry totaled over ALL 16.19 billion (~EUR 136.7 million) at the end of 2018, or 4.7% more y-o-y. The number of issued insurance contracts reached 1,309,143 showing a y-o-y increase of 5.89%, according to data published by the Albanian Financial Supervisory Authority (AFSA).
The Albanian insurance market grew between 2008-2017 on all segments, both in GWP and in paid claims terms. There is only one exception to this generalized upward trend, that is, the indemnities paid chapter on the property class " fire and allied perils insurance", which dropped 18.04%.
Albanian insurers have reported GWP worth EUR 98.7 million (ALL 12.46 billion) in 3Q2018, up by 9.73% y-o-y. For the same period, paid claims have decreased by 3.12% y-o-y, to EUR 26.86 million. The local subsidiaries of the Austrian group UNIQA lead both the life and non-life insurance segments.
The about 5% appreciation of the Albanian Lek against EURO has favored the market results denominated in European currency, showing a higher growth rate than in local currency. Thus, in EUR, GWP increased overall by 9.43%, to EUR 61.2 million.
GWP written for the first five months (January to May) 2018 by Albanian insurers amounted to over ALL 6,277 million, or 3.01% more y-o-y, while the number of related insurance contracts reached to 462,260 with an increase of 7.30% y-o-y, Albanian FSA data show.
The Albanian insurance market reached over ALL 3.55 billion (EUR 27.2 million) during Q1 2018, or 2.53% more y-o-y, according to the quarterly statistics published by the local Financial Supervisory Authority.
The Albanian insurance industry amounted over ALL 16.19 billion (~EUR 122 million) at the end of 2017, or 5.38% y-o-y. During the analysed period, the number of issued insurance contracts reached 1,261,238 showing an increase of 11.99 % compared to year 2016.
Albania will undertake a legal initiative to insure households and businesses from floods, the country's Prime Minister Edi Rama announced on Manday, reads xinhuanet.com.
Albanian insurance market totaled EUR 90 million (ALL 12 billion) at the end of September 2017, a nominal growth rate in European currency of about 14.5%.
Albanian Competition Commission said it has approved the sale and transfer of 90% shares of the life insurer INSIG Jete (INSIG Life), from local insurer EUROSIG to two local businessmen: Shefqet KASTRATI and Samir MANE.
After almost 20 years in the positions of member and President of the GRAWE Hrvatska Management Board, Igor PURETA will leave the company at the expiration of his mandate, on April 2. He will be replaced by Natasa KAPETANOVIC, member of the Management Board since 2010.
SCOR announced it has appointed Jean-Paul CONOSCENTE, currently CEO of Reinsurance at SCOR Global P&C, as Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global P&C. Jean-Paul CONOSCENTE will also join the Group's Executive Committee. This appointment is effective April 1, 2019.
NN Group announces that Jan HOLSBOER, chair of the Supervisory Board of NN Group, has decided to step down as of the close of the annual general meeting (AGM) on 29 May 2019. The Supervisory Board has elected David COLE as Jan HOLSBOER's successor.
Global re/insurance broker AON has named veteran AON leader, Lambros LAMBROU as Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its Commercial Risk Solutions division.
FAIRFAX Financial Holdings Limited announced that Peter CLARKE has been appointed Vice President (VP) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of FAIRFAX, reporting to FAIRFAX President, Paul RIVETT.
Insurance should be accessible to all social classes, regardless of their wealth & income status. Products offered today are conventional insurance products, largely inspired from the developed markets as "one-size-fits-all" solutions, affordable to only middle- and high-income clients in the Eastern Europe's emerging & developing markets. Inclusive insurance's goal is making insurance available to all, with responsible insurance offers, thus making up for a solution to narrow the insurance coverage gap in the region.
Property and motor insurance lines are providing for about 75% of the non-life insurance business in the CEE region, but are responsible for over 77% of the claims expenses. As such, although other classes of risks are emerging, for the time being and most probably for a rather long period ahead, property and motor insurance lines will continue to be at the heart of CEE's insurance market architecture.
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