Central Europe, East of Germany

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)

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

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RSA Insurance completes sale of business in POLAND

RSA Insurance Group has completed the sale of Link4 Towarzystwo Ubezpieczen Spolka Akcyjna, its business in Poland, to Powszechny Zaklad Ubezpieczen sa (PZU), following receipt of formal regulatory approval. The sales of Lietuvos Draudimas AB (Lithuania) and the business of the Estonian branch of Codan Forsikring A/S) remains subject to obtaining relevant regulatory approvals in the respective countries.

AXA says wants to continue expansion in POLAND, eyes more takeovers

Axa Global Direct will continue to look for takeover possibilities in Poland as it wants to boost its presence in the country, the company's Chief Executive Officer Stephane Guinet said on Friday. "Axa has a strong appetite, Poland is among our core strategic markets," Guinet told reporters.

POLAND: AXA acquired mBank's insurance arm

French insurer AXA acquired for EUR 135 million the insurance arm of mBank in Poland (BRE Ubezpieczenia), reported REUTERS. Meanwhile, the two entities have signed a 10-year distribution agreement of AXA products through bank subsidiaries. Other insurers interested in the business were GENERALI and ZURICH.

POLISH insurer PZU to cut 2 pct of workforce in main units

PZU, Poland's biggest insurance group, is to cut jobs affecting up to 2 percent of the workforce in its two core units as part of a plan to streamline operations, it said on Tuesday. "Job force cuts will concern up to 230 people in PZU and PZU Zycie, which accounts for 2 percent of the workforce in both companies," PZU said in a statement.

Howden expands with POLISH broker acquisition

Hyperion broker Howden Broking Group has acquired a majority share in Polish (re)insurance broker Donoria for an undisclosed sum in order to expand its European presence, the company announced today (10 September).

Polish insurance group plans to sell subordinated debt by the end of the year. Polish insurance group PZU plans to sell subordinated debt later this year after its debut eurobond broke records last month.

POLAND: new KNF guidelines on distributing insurance products and bancassurance

KNF has issued new guidelines for the distribution of insurance products by banks in the bancassurance model and by insurance companies in all distribution channels. Implementation of the guidelines, for which there is a deadline of 31 March 2015, is likely to significantly reduce interest in group insurance and affect the remuneration of insurance intermediaries.

POLAND 1Q2014: The market continues to shrink

The first quarter of 2014 ended for the Polish insurance market with results similar to those recorded for the entire year 2013. Thus, GWP in 1Q2014 amounted to EUR 3.35 billion, 6.8% down y-o-y, a negative trend driven by the almost 14% fall in the GWP for life insurance. On the non-life insurance segment, premium production recorded a quasi-stable evolution, with an overall growth in GWP of 1.35%.