According to the most recent figures available on the Czech National Bank (CNB) website, the local insurance industry totaled about CZK 124.45 billion (~EUR 4.82 billion) at the end of September 2019, up by 5.86% y-o-y.
In September, the Czech National Bank (CNB) completed this year's round of supervisory stress tests of banks and insurance companies. The tests used data as of the end of 2018. "Their results demonstrated that the two sectors are still prepared to withstand a deterioration in economic conditions", as CNB affirmed in a statement.
The Czech Republic insurance maket reported a nine months growth rate in premiums of 5.64% y-o-y to CZK 102.86 billion (or EUR 3.98 billion), according to the end-September 2019 market statistics published on the local professional association website.
According to Czech Insurers' Bureau (CKP), in the past years the MTPL tarrifs started to rise slightly, thus, in 2019, according CKP figures, the average premium is CZK 2,969 (~EUR 115), representing an increase of about 4.1% y-o-y, while the average damage related to property claims increased by 6.9%.
On October 15, 2019, the international rating agency Standard & Poor's confirmed its long-term public issuer credit rating of "A+" and financial strength rating of "A+" with stable outlook for VIG RE zajistovna, a.s., affirming the same rating VIG Re has enjoyed since its founding in 2008.
Czech National Bank (CNB) established a new Supervision Department for Insurance Companies and Pension Companies, as part of the Financial Market Supervision Department, which splits from the Prudential Supervision Department, starting October 1st, 2019.
The H1 results provided by the Czech National Bank show a positive market dynamic, with overall GWP increasing by 9.14%, to EUR 3.3 billion.
Ceska pojist'ovna, the Czech insurance market leader of 2018, announced the decision to merge with the Czech branch of Generali, the unification of the two companies creating the largest local insurer in terms of total market share.
According to the most recent figures available on the CNB website (Czech National Bank), the local insurance industry totaled about CZK 41.8 billion (~EUR 1.6 billion) at the end of March 2019, down by 4.2% y-o-y.
GENERALI CEE Holding announces some changes in the managements of its subsidiaries CESKA pojistovna (Czech Republic), Generali Poistovna (Slovakia), and Generali osiguranje (Croatia), to become effective in the upcoming weeks and months once the necessary approvals have been received.
According to preliminary data for the first quarter of 2019, the total GWP according to the Czech Insurance Association - CAP methodology is CZK 34.82 billion (EUR 1.35 billion), compared to the first quarter of 2018 with a premium premium of approximately CZK 33.49 billion.
Allianz Capital Partners (ACP) on behalf of Allianz insurance companies has, in a consortium led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), reached an agreement to purchase a stake in GasNet.
According to the most recent figures available on the CNB website (Czech National Bank) - the local insurance industry totaled about CZK 155.05 billion (~EUR 6.03 billion) at the end of 2018, up by 2.05% y-o-y.
Youplus, a new life insurance company, will launch in the Czech and Slovak insurance markets in May 2019. Youplus will begin operation in the Czech Republic the first half of 2019 and enter the Slovak market in the second half.
Starting with March 2019, AXA Group will have a new Chief Risk Officer and a new Chief Technical Insurance Officer operating inside Czech Republic and Slovakia. The changes are waiting for regulator's approvals.
Bulgaria-based Euroins Insurance Group (EIG) has made a purchase agreement with Germany-based ERGO International AG for buying 4 ERGO insurance companies. EIG will take control over ERGO's life and non-life subsidiaries in Romania and Czech Republic, as well as the non-life company in Belarus.
Between 2008-2017, the Czech insurance industry grew in terms of gross written premiums (GWP) by EUR 836 million (+ 16.5%). Overall, the market increased on all main business lines, with the exception of MTPL, which dropped EUR 6 million (- 0.7%) by the end year.
Czech insurers ended 2018 with a 4.1% y-o-y increase in GWP, to EUR 5.03 billion. Most of the market growth was owed to the higher growth rates seen on the motor insurance lines, data provided by CAP - the Czech Insurance Association show.