Hungary

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author: OCHA/ ReliefWeb


Location:
- Central Europe;
- Neighbours: Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania.

Climate:
- temperate climate;
- cold, cloudy, humid winters;
- warm summers.

Macro indicators
* 2018 estimates
Surface:93,030km2
Population*:9.8million
Pop. density*:105.1people/km2
GDP*:130.9EUR billion
GDP/capita*:13,383.1EUR

European Union:
EU member, since 2004

Currency: Forint
Code: HUF
Since: 1946


Insurance market portfolio
* 2018 estimates
TOTAL LIFE*:47%
TOTAL NON-LIFE*:53%
Overall Property*:18%
Overall Motor*:26%


Sources:
Starting October 1, 2013, the National Bank of Hungary took over all activities of financial market regulator PSZAF






 


Statistics

Hungary 1H2019 Market Portfolio M N B

Hungary 1Q2019 Market Portfolio M N B


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Latest news

HUNGARY: MNB suspended NOVIS unit-linked product

The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) announced the decision to temporarily suspend NOVIS life insurance product distribution after the regulator found several problems that might affect the Hungarian customers.

HUNGARY: UNIQA Biztosito fined by regulator

Hungarian branch of UNIQA was fined with HUF 108 million (~ EUR 320,000) by the Central Bank of Hungary (MNB), following an investigation from the regulator who found several problems regarding internal control, insurance portfolio management and customer service.

HUNGARY: 2019 summer storms caused EUR 12 million in households property damage

In terms of summer storms losses, 2019 was an average year for Hungarian insurers. As the latest Association of Hungarian Insurance Companies (MABISZ) analysis shows, local insurers paid around HUF 4.1 billion (~ EUR 12 million) in households claims related to weather events, between May 1st - August 31st.



Allianz Hungaria Zrt. has a new CEO and President

Alexander PROTSENKO has been appointed as the new President and CEO of Allianz Hungarian branch. He will take over the position held by Peter KISBENEDEK, who served Allianz Hungaria Zrt. for more than 11 years, after choosing to continue his career outside Allianz.

STATISTICS: HUNGARY, 1Q2019: Market profitability remained almost unchanged

25 Hungarian insurers reported 1Q2019 aggregate GWP up by 14.8% y-o-y to HUF 316.4 billion (EUR 986 million), according to the quarterly market data published by the National Bank of Hungary (MNB). Life insurance GWP increased by 11.2% to HUF 132 billion (EUR 411 million), while non-life GWP increased by 17.5% to HUF 185 billion (EUR 575 million), as the MNB figures reveal.


GENERALI to take over ERGO units in Hungary and Slovakia

Italian insurer GENERALI announced signing an agreement to take over the entire life, non-life and composite insurance portfolios of three entities of ERGO International AG in Hungary and Slovakia. The sale is subject to certain regulatory and anti-trust approvals, as is customary for transactions of this kind. The parties have agreed not to provide details of the purchase price and other terms.

HUNGARY: New regulations for unit-linked policies

New amendments from the Hungarian Ministry of Finance on unit-linked life insurance will come into force on July 1, 2019. The adjustment of the Insurance Activities Act creates new obligations for insurers.






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.