Zavarovalnica SAVA, part of Slovenian re/insurance group SAVA Re, announced it has finalised the aquisition of the two Croatian units of the German insurance group ERGO, part of MUNICH Re: ERGO osiguranje and ERGO zivotno osiguranje.
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.
CROATIA Osiguranje's Supervisory Board appointed, on 30 January, Davor TOMASKOVIC as a member of the Management Board. Upon completion of the prescribed procedure and regulatory approvals, the Supervisory Board will appoint Davor TOMASKOVIC as President of the company's Board.
Ante Zigman, the President of Management Board from HANFA (Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency) was elected as member of EIOPA Mediation Panel. The Mediation Panel is responsible to mediate and resolve in an impartial manner the disputes between national competent authorities.
The gross written premiums of Croatian insurers totaled HRK 9.9 billion (EUR 1.3 billion) last year, up by 8.8% y-o-y, official figures show. The highest contribution to this positive evolution came from the life insurance segment and from the motor insurance lines.
CROATIA osiguranje (CO) has announced on 23 January that both agreements concluded in June last year, to acquire through its Bosnian subsidiary the full ownership of the Bosnian Testing Center LLC and the CENTRAL INSURANCE company, are canceled.
SAVA Re was granted the Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency's approval for the direct acquisition of the control ownership package (over 50%) of the Croatian subsidiaries of ERGO, namely ERGO Insurance and ERGO Life Insurance, both domiciled in Zagreb.
Between 2008 and 2017, the Croatian insurance market saw an 8% decrease in business, in GWP terms. From an absolute value of EUR 1.32 billion recorded in 2008, GWP at the overall market level gradually decreased year by year, until 2015, when the market started to grow again. The positive trend seen in 2016 and 2017 was not strong enough to bring the market at the pre-crisis level.
The Croatian Insurance Bureau (HUO) has a new management since December 10. Slaven DOBRIC, member of the Management Board of Allianz Zagreb dd and HUO's ex Deputy Chairman, was elected as President. Hrvoje PAUKOVIC was re-appointed Director of HUO for a new mandate.
CROATIA osiguranje is the 2018 winner of the "Zlatna Kuna" award in the insurance industry, a recognition of the relevant role played by the company in the local financial market, presented by the Croatian Chamber of Economy.
The Croatian insurance market totaled after the first three quarters of 2018 GWP worth EUR 1.02 billion, 10.8% up y-o-y. Paid claims have increased y-o-y by 13%, to EUR 539.7 million. Top 3 insurers account together for over 52% of the market GWP.
The Central Depository and Clearing Company - SKDD announced that Croatia Osiguranje absorbed its credit insurance unit unit Croatia Osiguranje Kredita. "The corporate action of Acquisition of the Companies will be executed on 1 October 2018", as the institution announced in a statement
Croatian insurers' Jan-Aug premiums rise 10.4%
Croatian insurers reported for 1H2018 GWP worth EUR 729.43 million, 9.6% up y-o-y. Paid claims amounted to EUR 375.18 million, 12% up y-o-y. Most of the market growth was provided by the non-life segment, especially the motor insurance lines.
CROATIA osiguranje Group (CO Group), one of the largest insurer in the Adriatic region announced in the Zagreb Stock Exchange
website it will merge its credit unit through absorption- CROATIA osiguranje kredita into CROATIA osiguranje.
CROATIA Osiguranje announced on the Zagreb Stock Exchange website that during the first five months of the year, the value of CO Group GWP increased by 8% y-o-y.
The Croatian insurance market ended 1Q2018 with GWP worth EUR 373.26 million, 7.38% up y-o-y. The highest contributions to the market growth, in absolute terms, came from the traditional life insurance line and both motor insurance classes.
The gross written premiums of Croatian insurers totalled 3.65 billion kuna (494.4 million euro) in the first four months of 2018, up 9.27% on the year, official figures show.
By the end of April, the total gross written premium of 21 insurance companies operating in Croatia was up by 9.3% y/y to HRK 3.6bn, according to the latest data provided by the Croatian Insurance Bureau (HUO).