STATISTICS: HUNGARY, 2008 - 2017 timeline: back to the 2008 business volume, after the financial crisis' impact
During 2008-2017 the main segments of the Hungarian insurance market - life and non-life insurance -, recorded a U-shape trend, both in written premiums and paid claims terms. Life insurance claims made the only exception from this path, recording a growth trend in the toughest years of the financial crisis.
Hungary's insurance market regulator aims to enhance competition in the home insurance market
Hungary's central bank aims to introduce in the second half of 2019 measures to enhance competition in the home insurance market, the central bank's managing director for oversight of financial organizations Csaba KANDRACS said, quoted by Reuters.
Aegon: Hungarian homeowners fear most fire and burglary damages
Although pipe bursts and storms are the risks causing each about one third of the housing insurance claims in Hungary, it seems people fear most fire damage and burglary, the latest edition of the Aegonʼs Great Home Test (Nagy Lakasteszt) shows.
STATISTICS: HUNGARY: Insurers' 3Q net profit was up to EUR 180 million
Hungarian insurers reported 3Q 2018 aggregate GWP up by 9.2% y-o-y to HUF 777 billion (EUR 2.4 billion), according to the market data published by the National Bank of Hungary (MNB).
CIG Pannonia Life Insurance raised capital by about EUR 4.63 million
The board of CIG Pannonia Life Insurance decided on 28 November to raise capital at its general insurance unit by HUF 1.5 billion (~EUR 4.63 million) and modify the unit's dividend policy, Hungarian news agency MTI reports.
STATISTICS: Hungary FY2017 UPDATE: Top 5 insurers accounted for almost 60% of the market GWP
Top 5 Hungarian insurers accounted together for 58.6% of the market GWP in 2017, according to the market data published by MABISZ, the local insurers' association. On the non-life side, the Top 5 market weight is even bigger, of 69.7%.
Hungary: extreme weather caused less damage this summer, but new phenomena are gaining ground
According to the first estimations of the Hungarian Association of Insurers (MABISZ), local insurers paid HUF 3.17 billion (EUR 9.7 million) between May 1 and August 31 for over 57 thousand claims for damages caused to individual and condominium buildings by storms, rainstorms, lightning, and hail.
STATISTICS: HUNGARY, 1H2018: 25% increase in the market aggregated profitability
Hungarian insurers have reported consolidated GWP worth HUF 520.15 billion in 1H2018, by 7.1% up y-o-y. Yet, given the over 6% depreciation of the Forint against the European currency, the market results denominated in Euro show a total GWP volume of EUR 1.58 billion, only 0.6% up y-o-y.
Hungary: less than 20% of Hungarians have an accident insurance policy
Only 10-20% have an accident insurance, while in many countries of the Western Europe accident insurance coverage among their population is of more than 80%, The Budapest Business Journal reports. The low penetration leaves about 8 million Hungarians uninsured for the accident risk.
Hungary: extreme weather during the first half of June resulted in insured losses of over EUR 6 million
Extreme weather conditions have significantly affected Hungary during the first half of June, resulting in about 18,500 claims files worth a combined HUF 2 billion (~EUR 6.1 million) in losses, the local association of insurers said.
ON THE MOVE
AON appoints Lambros LAMBROU as global CEO of Commercial Risk Solutions
Global re/insurance broker AON has named veteran AON leader, Lambros LAMBROU as Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its Commercial Risk Solutions division.
Peter CLARKE named VP & COO of FAIRFAX
FAIRFAX Financial Holdings Limited announced that Peter CLARKE has been appointed Vice President (VP) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of FAIRFAX, reporting to FAIRFAX President, Paul RIVETT.
ERGO Group appoints a Polish manager
Adam ROMAN, board member of Ergo Hestia (Poland), will hold the position of Head of Global P&C of the ERGO group, effective 1 March. His tasks will include supervision over property insurance of the group in the areas of underwriting, actuarial and pricing, as well as reinsurance.
Jad ARISS appointed Secretary General of The Geneva Association
Jad ARISS, currently Group Head of Public Affairs and Corporate Responsibility with AXA, has been appointed Secretary General of The Geneva Association, effective 1 March 2019.
TURKMENISTAN: new General Director of the State insurance organization appointed
Guvanch NURMUKHAMMEDOV has been appointed as the new General Director of the State insurance organization, the single insurance institute of Turkmenistan, as the State information agency of Turkmenistan wrote.
Inclusive Insurance - a creative solution to narrow the protection gap in the emerging markets of the Southeastern Europe
Insurance should be accessible to all social classes, regardless of their wealth & 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. Inclusive insurance's goal is making insurance available to all, with responsible insurance offers, thus making up for a solution to narrow the insurance coverage gap in the region.
Latest trends and challenges in the property and motor insurance lines under scrutiny, in Vienna
Property and motor insurance lines are providing for about 75% of the non-life insurance business in the CEE region, but are responsible for over 77% of the claims expenses. As such, although other classes of risks are emerging, for the time being and most probably for a rather long period ahead, property and motor insurance lines will continue to be at the heart of CEE's insurance market architecture.
FIAR 2019: Register before 28 February and save EUR 400 of the attendance fee
To the satisfaction of its traditional guests, FIAR returns in 2019 to its historical hometown, Sinaia. The forthcoming edition will benefit from the comfort and professional facilities of a new venue, the Conference Center of the International Hotel ****, located in the heart of the beautiful mountain resort. Registration is opened at a significantly discounted early bird rate until 28 February.