RENOMIA, a leading insurance broker in Central and Eastern Europe, announced it bought a majority stake in IMG, one of the leading Czech insurance brokers providing services to corporate and individuals.
NN Group announced that it has completed the acquisition of AEGON's Life Insurance business in the Czech Republic and AEGON's Life Insurance and Pension businesses in Slovakia.
According to the market results published by CAP - the professional association of the Czech insurers -, the local market saw a 5.55% y-o-y increase in GWP, to EUR 3.78 billion, most of which came from the non-life insurance segment.
While other European countries have experienced heavy rains causing severe flooding episodes, the Czech Republic is challenged by one of the worst droughts in its recent history, causing losses of over CZK 12 billion (~EUR 473 million) to the local farmers.
The market statistical data provided by the Czech National Bank for 1H2018 confirm the positive trend reported by the results published by the local insurers' association (CAP) one month ago. Yet, as the group of market players considered by each of the two reports is different, also the overall picture is somewhat different.
According to data provided by the Czech Insurance Association (CAP), its members ended 1H2018 with GWP worth EUR 2.53 billion, 5.16% up y-o-y, an increase almost fully driven by the non-life segment, in particular by the motor insurance lines.
The Czech insurance market ended 1Q2018 with GWP worth EUR 1.32 billion, 10.8% up y-o-y. Non-life insurance lines had the largest contribution, reporting GWP of EUR 889.4 million, which is 12.7% more y-o-y.
Vienna Insurance Group's (VIG) companies Kooperativa and Ceska podnikatelska pojistovna (CPP) led the way in the Association of Czech Insurance Brokers' "Insurer of the Year" survey, taking the top two spots in all four of the main categories.
According to statistical data published by the Czech National Bank (CNB), the local insurance market totaled CZK 150.83 billion (EUR 5.9 billion) in GWP terms, 2.5% up y-o-y (nominal, in local currency).
Insurance claims in the Czech Republic climbed top around 284,000 in 2017, an increase of around 31 percent, on the previous year, the Czech Insurance Association has announced.
Samsung has launched the insurance service Samsung Mobile Care in the Czech Republic. Under the two-year policy contract, customers are entitled to two repairs. The premium is either one-time amount of CZK 3,399, or CZK 159 a month.
At the end of September, the Czech insurance market amounted CZK 92.9 billion (about EUR 3.6 billion), representing a 3.8% y-o-y growth rate, according to the nine months market figures published by the Czech Insurance Association (CAP).
The powerful storm that hit Central Europe on Sunday claimed three lives in the Czech Republic as a man hit by a falling tree in Bela pod Bezdezem, central Bohemia, died of his injuries in the Liberec hospital, its spokesman Vaclav Ricar confirmed to CTK on Monday.
The 26 Czech insurers, members of CAP - the Czech Insurance Association, reported in 1H2017 aggregate GWP of CZK 62.9 billion (~EUR 2.4 billion), up by 3.6% y-o-y.
Austrian insurance company Uniqa succeeded in a tender for fleet insurance of the Czech branch of Dutch leasing company LeasePlan.
In the first quarter of 2017 the 25 Czech insurers, members of local professional association (CAP), reported aggregate GWP of CZK 32.1 billion (~EUR 1.2 billion), up by 3.3% y-o-y.
Ceska posta (Czech Post) and CSOB Group (the Czech Republic Business Unit of Belgian KBC Group) concluded a 10-year partnership agreement on the provision of banking and insurance services.
According to "ARAD time series database" available on the CNB website (Czech National Bank) - the local insurance industry totaled at the end of 2016 about CZK 147.22 billion (~EUR 5.45 billion).
Czech insurance company Pojistovna VZP has asked the Czech National Bank (CNB) for a license to provide vehicle liability insurance.
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