In the first quarter of 2015, the Lithuanian insurance market grew by 6.9% in terms of premiums written year on year, and amounted to EUR 150.7 million. This is the highest performance of premiums written over the first quarter in the history of the domestic insurance market.
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.
"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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
On November 17th, Polish Business Awards were handed out for the third
time in Lithuania in 2014. Trade and Investment Promotion Section of the
Polish Embassy is organising Polish Business Awards, informs LETA/ELTA.
For the third year in a row, the winners of Best Employers in Lithuania
were announced. In 2014, the Best Employers awards went to the digital
advertising software company Adform, Cramo, a service company
specialising in equipment rental services, and the insurance company
Lietuvos Draudimas, informs LETA/ELTA.