The total number of insurance brokers licensed in Poland at the end of 2017 was of 1,416. Throughout the year, 34 deletions from the register of insurance brokers were made, a Polish Financial Supervision Authority's Report on the condition of the brokerage market in 2017 shows.
As the XPRIMM 10 years GWP timeline for Poland shows, the local insurance market needed about 10 years to regain and exceed its pre-crisis level: GWP of EUR 14.95 billion in 2017 vs. EUR 14.2 billion in 2008.
Italian insurer GENERALI announced it entered into the final agreement to acquire full control of the Polish insurers CONCORDIA Capital (life insurance) and CONCORDIA Polska TUW (non-life insurance) from their German shareholders CONCORDIA Versicherung and Vereinigte Hagelversicherung.
KNF- the Polish Financial Supervision Authority has announced the appointment of Jacek JASTRZEBSKI as Chairman of the market regulator, replacing Marek CHRZANOWSKI who resigned amid corruption allegations.
In Q3 2018 the PZU Group recorded the highest quarterly net profit in the last five years. At Group level, the net profit reached PLN 1.56 billion (EUR 366.75 million) in Q3 and increased by 34.6% y-o-y, to PLN 3.9 billion (EUR 916.9 million) for the first three quarters.
The Italian Group, GENERALI, has entered into an agreement with the German Group Union Asset Management Holding AG to acquire a 100% stake in the Polish asset management company Union Investment TFI S.A., a move that will significantly strengthen GENERALI's presence in Poland.
The largest insurance market in the CEE, Poland, ended1H2018 with GWP worth EUR 7.36 billion (PLN 32.12 billion). In local currency, the y-o-y comparison shows a positive rate growth of 1.7%. Yet, given the roughly 3% depreciation of the Polish zloty against Euro, the market results denominated in European currency show a market decrease of 1.4%.
Unum Group completed its purchase of Pramerica Zycie TUiR SA ("Pramerica"), a financial protection provider in Poland that will support Unum's long-term growth strategy of protecting more people.
The full history of MTPL and Motor Hull insurance is now available online for every vehicle owner in Poland. In addition, all drivers - even if they are not the owners of the vehicle - can check their accidents history.
The Dutch insurance group NN announced that as of 15 September, Jacek KORONKIEWICZ, currently CFO and COO of Nationale-Nederlanden Poland, heading the functions of Finance, Operations and Procurement, will act as interim CEO.
A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of "a-" of Polskie Towarzystwo Reasekuracji S.A. (POLISH Re) (Poland). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) remains stable.
Allianz was the most recommended life and property insurance brand in Poland in the first half of 2018, a research carried out by GfK showed. The company achieved the highest Net Promoter Score (NPS) values both in life and non-life insurance.
In Poland drivers are exempt from the obligation to carry a certificate of vehicle registration and insurance policy of civil liability. The new rule will take effect from 1 October 2018.
Polish insurers ended 1Q2018 with GWP worth PLN 16.25 billion (EUR 3.86 billion), approx. 2% up y-o-y, depending on the currency of choice. Paid claims amounted to PLN 10.5 billion (EUR 2.5 billion), a sum by about 0.7% larger y-o-y.
Austrian VIG said is acquiring 100% of the shares of Polish non-life insurer GOTHAER Towarzystwo Ubezpieczen (GOTHAER TU). The purchase agreement was signed on 6 June 2018. The purchase is subject to approval by the local authorities.