News - Insurance

SLOVAKIA: CSOB strengthens its presence throught OTP Banka Slovensko acquisition

The Belgium's KBC Group and OTP Bank, the Hungarian parent company of OTP Banka Slovensko (Slovakia), reached agreement for KBC to acquire ownership of 99.44% of the shares in OTP Banka Slovensko, a mid-sized Slovakian bank focusing on retail, micro SME and SME customers. The remaining shares are held by a number of private individuals.

EUROINS Romania was fined by ASF with more than EUR 100 k. FGA assigned as temporary administrator

The Board of the Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF) decided to amend EUROINS Romania with RON 500,000 (more than EUR 100,000), as a result of violation of some provisions of MTPL Law as the procedures for solving the MTPL claim files, deficiencies regarding the internal control mechanisms at the company level, irregularities regarding the establishment of technical reserves and data quality, as the market authority annunce in a statement.

Turkey Wealth Fund to buy GROUPAMA's 10% stake in GUNES Sigorta

Turkey's sovereign wealth fund announced its TVF Finansal Yatirimlar unit had agreed to purchase France-based Groupama Holding SA's 10% stake in Turkish insurer GUNES Sigorta, Reuters reported, quoting a statement from the sovereign wealth fund. No further details including financial terms of the transaction were available.

HUNGARY: February storm claims may exceed HUF 1 billion

About 10,000 claim files were reported by Hungarian insurers following the first week of February's storms, Budapest Business Journal reported quoting MABISZ (the Hungarian Association of Insurers) representatives.

IIF 2020 - MOTOR INSURANCE - "A glimpse in the future" - meet the speakers!

IIF 2020 - MOTOR INSURANCE - "A glimpse in the future", the fourth conference organized in Vienna under the titles International Insurance Forum, will take place on 6 April, with a rich agenda bringing under the limelight the latest trends in the industry. Early bird rates are only available until 15 February.