Poland

Location:
Central Europe, East of Germany

Climate:
temperate with cold, cloudy, moderately severe winters with frequent precipitation; mild summers with frequent showers and thundershowers

Natural hazards:
destructive earthquakes



Currency: Zlots (PLN)

1 EUR = 4.2623 Zlots - PLN (December 31st, 2014)
1 EUR = 4.1472 Zlots - PLN (December 31st, 2013)
1 EUR = 4.0882 Zlots - PLN (December 31st, 2012)
1 EUR = 4.4168 Zlots - PLN (December 31st, 2011)
1 EUR = 3.9603 Zlots - PLN (December 31st, 2010)

Sources:
The Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF)
The Polish Chamber of Insurance (PIU)
National Bank of Poland

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POLAND: PZU buys stake in Warsaw hospital

PZU Inwestycje, the asset management wing of the listed insurer PZU, has agreed to take a 60 percent stake in Warsaw hospital Centrum Medyczne Gamma, part of the largest Polish insurer's move into new lines of business.

POLAND: PZU aims to become banking giant

State-controlled Polish insurer PZU has reiterated plans to spend up to PLN 9 billion on creating a Polish banking giant. PZU has said it is in talks with two banks and could buy a third as part of a plan to create a major domestic bank able to compete with foreign-owned Polish banks.

POLAND: PZU insurance plans 2-3 banking acquisitions

The CEO of PZU Andrzej Klesyk told reporters on Monday that the Poland's largest listed insurance firm PZU is eyeing multiple banking acquisitions in Poland,. "We are looking at the deals," Klesyk said. Asked about recent reports that the firm is eyeing two or maybe three such purchases, he added: "For us, acquisition of a single bank would make no sense."

Private health insurance increasingly popular in Poland; PZU prepared to invest PLN 800 million until 2020 in its health insurance business development

Interest in private healthcare in Poland is increasing, with the number of people holding health insurance coverage amounting in 2014 to. 1.2 million, compared to 850 thousand a year earlier. Customers have paid for health insurance PLN 400.9 million (~EUR 94 million), up 19% y-o-y. The most popular are still group insurance, as the Polish Chamber of Insurers (PIU) has recently stated.

POLAND: Insurer PZU on lookout for banks?

Polish insurance giant PZU is mulling the creation of one of Poland's largest banks which may have assets of over PLN 115 billion. According to the Puls Biznesu daily, the bank could be created through the consolidation of two existing lenders on the Polish market - Alior Bank and Raiffeisen Polbank. It is thought that Bank BPH may also be in PZU's scope of interest.

Austrian VIG may resort to the M&A process in POLAND to increase its market share

The Austrian insurer VIG plans to increase its market share in Poland due to a slight decline of this indicator in 2014. The Austrian Group may resort to M&A in the process, company representatives told the local media in a press conference quoted by the news website THE WARSAW VOICE. "The Polish insurance market is growing more than twice as fast as the Austrian market and VIG Polska is expanding three times faster than the Polish market. (...) We can expect our share in the market to grow", VIG CEO Peter HAGEN said, quoted by THE WARSAW VOICE.

STATISTICS: POLAND FY2014: decreasing trend continued both in business volume and aggregated net profit terms

The Polish insurance market preserved in 2014 the downward trend established in the previous year, with GWP recording a 5% decrease (in local currency) of the overall GWP volume (7.65% in euro), to PLN 54.9 billion (EUR 12.89 billion). Life insurance segment continued to see substantial reduction in GWP, although to a less dramatic pace than one year ago (-8.3% in 2014; - 14.06% in 2013 in Polish zloty - PLN).