STATISTICS: ALBANIA timeline 2008 - 2017: the market increased twofold, but life insurance remained underdeveloped
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%.
STATISTICS: ALBANIA 3Q2018: motor insurance lines' market weight increased to nearly 70%
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.
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.
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Guy Carpenter announces new division and senior appointments designed to deliver enhanced client value
Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, announced the formation of a new Global Capital Solutions Group and a series of new leadership appointments related to the Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (JLT) acquisition.
MMC names new MERCER CEO and MMC Vice Chairman
Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) announced key leadership changes appointing new MERCER CEO and MMC Vice Chairman "to further its growth strategy".
ALLIANZ announced three executives appointments
German insurance Group ALLIANZ announced three senior leadership appointments at ALLIANZ DIGITAL Health, ALLIANZ Private Krankenversicherung and Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE.
Thomas MOTAMED elected to AIG BoD
The Board of Directors of American International Group elected Thomas Firouz MOTAMED as a Director, effective immediately.
Bozidar Ljubisavljevic to lead Marine Specialty for Howden Turkey, the Middle East & Africa
Howden, part of Hyperion Insurance Group, announced the appointment of Bozidar LJUBISAVLJEVIC as Regional Marine Practice leader for the Howden Turkey, the Middle East and Africa region (TMEA). He will be based in Dubai.
Inclusive insurance on the agenda of the second CEE & SEE - Regional Actuarial Insurance Conference in Skopje, Macedonia
Insurance should be accessible to all social classes, regardless of their wealth and 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. The low insurance penetration rates across the region show the need for another approach.
The "Croatian Insurance Days" took place in Opatija, Croatia
The most important annual meeting of the Croatian insurers, the "Croatian Insurance Days", took place in Opatija, Croatia, on 7 - 9 November.
Reducing the risks in agriculture by using insurance means, discussed in Skopje
On November 1st, an Agricultural insurance conference took place in Skopje, Macedonia, organized by the Insurance Supervision Agency in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy. Drawing attention to the necessity of reducing the risks in agriculture by using insurance was the event's main purpose.
IIF 2018 - Insurance in a DIGITAL WORLD
Emmanuel DJENGUE, Innovation Director, Europe - RGAX, Spain is the Keynote Speaker at IIF 2018 - Insurance in a DIGITAL WORLD Conference in Bucharest, on November 27.
VIDEO: MUNICH Re: We have the duty to find solutions for cyber risks, which are a threat at the global level
Becoming a growing threat globally, cyber risks is both a challenge and an opportunity for the insurance industry. MUNICH Re's representatives talked to XPRIMM TV in Baden Baden, about the different approach to this type of risk that the Group, as one of the most active players on the cyber market solutions, proposes.
Willis Towers Watson: reinsurance products backed by 'alternative' capital have become mainstream
End investors, Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS) funds, and buyers - the three groups active in ILS - have predominantly weathered 2017 loss activity with a view that reinsurance products backed by 'alternative' capital have become mainstream, according to a new Global ILS Market Survey by Willis Towers Watson.
Swiss Re expects the reinsurance industry to further consolidate
Swiss Re expects the global reinsurance industry to consolidate as the distinction between insurers and reinsurers become increasingly blurred, an executive from the Swiss Group said in Baden Baden, reports Reuters.