STATISTICS: ALBANIA, 1H2018: domestic mandatory motor TPL insurance reins the market, increasing its weight by 2 pp
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.
Albania: Insurance market on positive track after the first five months of the year
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.
STATISTICS: ALBANIA, 1Q2018: Slight increase in GWP and number of policies
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.
STATISTICS: Albania, 2017: UNIQA units have the largest market share on all major business lines
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 takes steps to improve households' and businesses' insurance coverage against floods
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.
STATISTICS: ALBANIA 3Q2017: Double-digit increase in GWP, claims and the number of issued contracts
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%.
Albania: the Competition Commission authorized the sale of INSIG Life
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.
STATISTICS: ALBANIA, 1H2017: Double-digit increase for the number of issued contracts
The Albanian insurance market reached over ALL 7,415 million (EUR 56 million) during the period January - June 2017, or 12.03% more compared with 1H2016, the Financial Supervisory Authority informed.
STATISTICS: ALBANIAN insurers' Q1 GWP up by 17.6% y-o-y
The Albanian insurance market reached over ALL 3.45 billion (EUR 25.4 million) during Q1 2017, or 17.62% more y-o-y, according to the quarterly statistics published by the local Financial Supervisory Authority.
STATISTICS: ALBANIA, FY2016: Double-digit increasing MTPL premiums maintained the market "in black"
At the end of 2016, the Albanian insurance market totaled about ALL 15,466 million (about EUR 114 million), or 9.64% y-o-y, according to the figures published by the local market authority. The total value of paid claims was about ALL 4,276 million (EUR 31.6 million) or 17.54% more y-o-y, of which more than half (about 52%) were related to Compulsory MTPL insurance.
ON THE MOVE
MILLI Re announced new Manager appointment
Turkish reinsurer MILLI Re stated that Gokhan AKTAS has been appointed to the position of Manager of Foreign Inward Business on 01 September 2018.
Martin BLACKWELL to Join JLT Re as Partner
JLT Re announced that Martin BLACKWELL will be joining JLT Re as a Partner, capital solutions, next month.
The challenges associated with digitization in the insurance sector discussed at the "Insurance in the Digital Future" Conference, in Ljubljana
On September 13, 2018, the Insurance Supervision Agency of Ljubljana organized its 4th conference on insurance. The subject of the event was Insurance in the Digital Future. Visit the event's web page to see the conference materials and photo gallery.
LIVE from Monte Carlo: The 62nd edition of the "Rendez-Vous de Septembre"
The 62nd edition of the "Rendez-Vous de Septembre", the annual traditional meeting of reinsurers starts Sunday in Monte Carlo. XPRIMM Publications covering the CEE, SEE and CIS insurance markets are available at the XPRIMM stand in Fairmont Hotel, as well as at the most important venues in Monte Carlo.
Munich Re: aggregation risk of cyber insurance is 'the elephant in the room'
Only 5% of cyber losses are insured, estimates Christian Fuhrmann, chief executive of global clients/North America, Munich Re. Very complex by nature and continuously changing, cyber insurance is one of the biggest challenges for insurers, he said.
AXA obtained approvals for XL acquisition. Last day of independence for XL Group
AXA announced today that it has obtained all regulatory approvals required to complete the proposed acquisition of XL Group previously announced on March 5, 2018. The acquisition is expected to close on September 12, 2018, pending the satisfaction of the remaining customary closing conditions.
FY2017 XPRIMM Property and Motor insurance reports to be launched in Monte Carlo
The latest editions of the XPRIMM Motor Insurance Report and Property Insurance Report will be launched in Monte Carlo, at the 62th edition of the "Rendez-Vous de Septembre," one of the most important international events dedicated to insurers, reinsurers, brokers, and reinsurance consultants.
Hannover Re: broadly diversified reinsurers with expertise and a very good rating will benefit from the current state of the market
Hannover Re expects to see stability in prices and conditions overall for the treaty renewals as at 1 January 2019 and promising opportunities for next year arising from digitalization, increased demand for coverage of cyber risks, as well as from various openings in the Asian growth markets.
Willis Re - Market still soft, but functional
Despite the high losses from 2017 the reinsurance market is still soft, James KENT, Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Willis Re stated at a press briefing in Monte Carlo.
AIR launches severe thunderstorm model
Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide released a new severe thunderstorm model for Europe. Together with AIR's Extratropical Cyclone Model for Europe and European flood models, this new model now allows for a comprehensive assessment of atmospheric risk in this region.