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.
Over the period of 3 years the non-life insurance company BTA registered
almost 13,000 car accidents in the three largest cities of Lithuania as
58% were registered in Vilnius, 27% - in Kaunas and 14% - in Klaipeda,
In the first half of 2014, the Lithuanian insurers wrote insurance premiums amounting to LTL 1,013.7 million (EUR 293.6 million), a year-on-year increase of 7.8%, but still 2.9% less than in the first half of 2008, when the volume of Lithuania's insurance market was the highest, Bank of Lithuania informed. According to the half-year review published by the market authority, the life insurance market grew by even 18.3% (to LTL 331.0 million / EUR 95.9 million), while the non-life insurance market was up by 3.4% (to LTL 682.8 million / EUR 197.7 million) over the year.
Eastern Europe's largest insurer, Poland's PZU, has agreed to spin off
part of its Lithuanian business to assuage competition concerns and pave
the way for its purchase of Lithuanian rival Lietuvos Draudimas.
The Lithuanian League ( LKL ) and insurance company IF have become partners ahead of the 2014-15 season. Both companies signed a cooperation agreement under which the League will receive assistance. LKL President Remigijus Milasius is glad that If joined the League, as the insurance company has earned international recognition, and says he's convinced this will be a fruitful cooperation. "I am glad that there are companies, such as IF, which are willing to contribute to the promotion of sports".
Poland's insurance group PZU, which has reached a 360-million-euro deal
to buy RSA's business in the Baltics and Poland, so far failed to
convince the Lithuanian Competition Council that its planned takeover of
the country's leading non-life insurer Lietuvos Draudimas (Lithuanian
Insurance) will have no negative effects on the market, the business
daily Verslo Zinios reported on Wednesday.
During the first five months of 2014, Lithuanian non-life insurance company BTA generated almost LTL 76 million (EUR 22 million) of insurance premiums, while the volume of written gross premiums amounted to LTL 40 million (EUR 12 million), informs LETA/ELTA.
Based on the data of non-life insurance company BTA, July is the most dangerous month for Lithuania's motorcycle drivers. Statistics for the last three years show that the number of accidents caused by motorcycle drivers in July increases three times compared to other warm-season months, informs LETA/ELTA.
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