Lithuania

Location:
Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, between Latvia and Russia

Climate:
transitional, between maritime and continental; wet, moderate winters and summers

Natural hazards:
NA


Currency: Litas (LTL)

1 EUR = 3.45228 litas, LTL (fixed)

Sources:
Bank of Lithuania - Starting January, 1st, 2012, the Bank of Lithuania took over the functions of the liquidated Insurance Supervisory Commission (DPK).
Lithuanian Insurers Association (LDA)

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Bank of Lithuania: Profits of insurers boosted by more than a third in 2014

In 2014, insurance undertakings registered in Lithuania, according to unaudited data, earned EUR 24.1 million (LTL 83.2 million) of profits, a year-on-year increase of 36$. The highest profits were generated by the insurance activity; however, the overall result was significantly enhanced by profits from the investing activity.  "The result of the previous year is almost record high - higher profits were only earned in 2007. The results varied significantly across insurance branches though - the return on the insurance activity within non-life insurance was almost 6 times lower than that of life assurance undertakings," says Mindaugas SALCIUS, Deputy Director of the Prudential Supervision Department of the Supervision Service at the Bank of Lithuania.  

LITHUANIA: ERGO cooperate with Nextury Ventures in the creation of innovation in the insurance field

"ERGO Insurance" signed a long-term cooperation agreement with the Venture Capital Fund Nextury Ventures in Lithuania, which invests in business start-ups and high-potential business ideas. With the help of the Nextury Ventures team, ERGO will search for ideas, which could turn into innovation in the insurance field. According to ERGO representatives, the decision to use start-ups were determined by a general need for fresh winds of change and progress in the insurance business in Lithuania.

LITHUANIA: COMPENSA Life showed steady growth in 2014

The results of the Lithuanian Branch of the life insurance company COMPENSA Life Vienna Insurance Group SE have been steadily growing for three years consecutively. Compared to 2013, the total sum of underwritten life insurance and health insurance premiums increased by 35% and amounted to EUR 24 million (LTL 83 million).
Payouts to participants of pension funds are increasing every year in Lithuania. Participants of pension funds, or their relatives who inherited the rights to payouts, were paid EUR 14.3 million in 2014, reports LETA/ELTA.

PZU sold its LITHUANIAN unit for EUR 54 million

The Polish PZU, one of the largest CEE insurance groups, announced, on February 3rd, that it agreed to sell 99.88% shares in its Lithuanian subsidiary PZU Lietuva to Norway 's GJENSIDIGE Forsikring for EUR 54 million, to complete last year's EUR 360 million takeover of RSA Group's assets in Baltic States. PZU said that the final price may change and will be adjusted for a difference between from the valuation date (September 30, 2014) to the transaction closing.

US insurance giant to create hundreds jobs in LITHUANIA

According to website vz.lt, US insurance giant AIG is going to establish 400 new jobs in Vilnius by the end of 2015. AIG customer service centre in Vilnius will provide services to foreign markets, reports LETA/ELTA.

STATISTICS: Bank of Lithuania, 3Q2014: Rapid life-assurance growth, moderate non-life insurance expansion and record-high profits

Over the three quarters of 2014, the Lithuanian insurance market, in terms of premiums written, increased by 6.3% and amounted to almost LTL 1.5 billion (EUR 433 million). Such growth was driven by rapid expansion of the life assurance sector. The non-life insurance sector was distinguished by high competition and more modest growth, the Bank of Lithuania reported.