Insurance market premiums in 2018 increased by 11.3% overall compared to 2017. Life insurance as a whole remains the most important insurance group, but its recorded evolution shows near stagnation.
The Baltic countries - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania -, have recorded between 2008-2017 a trend similar to the other CEE markets. The same main pattern can be distinguished, splitting the evolution of the market in three periods: decline (2008-2010), recovery (2010-2013) and growth (2013-2017).
Latvian insurance companies generated EUR 9.33 million in aggregate 3Q2018 profit, down by 28.5% y-o-y from EUR 13.05 million a year ago, the quarterly figures published by FKTK (Financial and Capital Market Commission) showed.
BMW, Audi and Toyota are the brands most targeted by the car thieves in Latvia, as well as seven to 12 years old automobiles, a representative of BALTA Insurance - member of the PZU Group, stated for the LETA news agency.
SEB - one of the largest life insurers in Baltic region announced is planning to merge its units in the Baltic States, "into one legal entity to further improve our operational efficiency and deliver improved customer services. The merger will not affect our services to the customers".
The Latvian insurance market totaled EUR 386 million at the end of June 2018, with an 18% increase y-o-y. At the same time, insurance companies paid EUR 200 million in claims (12% more y-o-y).
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (SEB) will merge its Baltic life insurance operations into one company, headquartered in Riga, reports The Baltic Course. Simplification of the operation model and improve services and solutions are the main reasons of the merger.
Latvian insurers generated EUR 2.69 million in first quarter net profit, which is more than double compared with the Q1 2017 net profit of EUR 1.13 million, according to the figures released by the Financial and Capital Market Commission (FKTK).
Latvian insurance companies' aggregate loss from mandatory motor third party liability (MTPL) insurance was EUR 120,000 in the first quarter of 2018, down from EUR 4.054 million in the same period last year, writes LETA, according to information released by the Motor Insurers' Bureau of Latvia (LTAB).
Latvian insurers' aggregate loss from mandatory MTPL insurance was EUR 120,000 in 1Q2018, down from EUR 4.05 million in the same period last year, reports LETA, according to information released by the Motor Insurers' Bureau of Latvia (LTAB).
According to the year-end market figures published by FKTK (the Financial and Capital Market Commission), the Latvian insurance market totaled EUR 646 million at the end of December 2017, up by 21.4% y-o-y.
Insurance company Balta posted EUR 5.926 mln in unaudited profit last year, which is 47.2 % more than in 2016, according to the company's financial report released cites LETA.