Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and UkraineClimate:
temperate; cold, cloudy winters with frequent snow and fog; sunny summers with frequent showers and thunderstorms
earthquakes, most severe in south and southwest; geologic structure and climate promote landslidesCurrency: Leu (RON)
Currency conversions were calculed for an average exchange rate of:
RON 4.4908/EUR - in 2016
RON 4.4450/EUR - in 2015
RON 4.4446/EUR - in 2014
RON 4.4190/EUR - in 2013
RON 4.4560/EUR - in 2012
RON 4.2379/EUR - in 2011
RON 4.2099/EUR - in 2010Sources:Insurance PROFILERomanian Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA)Romanian National BankNational Association of the Insurance and Reinsurance Companies (UNSAR)
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PAID Romania - the national pool for disaster insurance -, is prepared to successfully assist the mandatory household policy owners in case a major earthquake will hit the country. Currently the PAID portfolio numbers 1.7 million mandatory household insurance policies PAD, covering about 20% of the Romanian housing stock.
The Irish Euro Insurance DAC (commercial name LeasePlan Insurance) has received the Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority's positive answer for providing MTPL insurance in Romania, based on the EU FOS rights.
The Romania's Financial Supervisory Authority - ASF announced, based on the FOS agreement, it has authorised Bulgarian insurer DallBogg to provide MTPL policies on the Romanian market. It is worth to mention that DallBogg becomes the second Bulgarian insurer operating on the Romanian MTPL market, after EUROINS - the market leader.
The Romanian MTPL insurance market has continued its ascending trend in the last quarter of the last year, reaching GWP of RON 4.03 billion for the full year of 2016. The number of MTPL contracts went up to 4.98 million, in annual units, 5% more y-o-y, according to the Romanian FSA data.
Misu NEGRITOIU, President of the Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF), met last week in Vienna representatives of the Insurers' Association of Austria (VVO), the meeting focusing on the latest developments on the insurance markets in the two countries, as well as specific aspects related to the MTPL business line or Austria's experience in managing the high-risk insured persons.
Corporate insurer CertAsig, which has over a decade of experience in insuring corporate clients in a wide range of diverse fields, in Romania and several other CEE countries, identifies 3 types of specialised insurance products that companies in Romania will discover in 2017.
The European Commission pointed out in the most recent Country Report that the Romanian Government decision regarding the maximum tariffs for the mandatory car insurance premiums (MTPL) is not in line with the EU legislation, including the provisions of the Solvency II Directive.
This year, RECREX continues to focus on the development of its two main operational segments: fraud detection and claims buffering, Daniela BADALUTA, President of the company, explained in an interview for XPRIMM Publications.
"RECREX operates on one of the insurance market niches: we do not sell insurance, we are a loss adjuster. I believe loss adjusting is one of the most important aspects in this field, because managing claims is a key aspect for achieving success on the insurance market", Daniela BADALUTA, President, RECREX, explained in an interview for XPRIMM Publications.
After a stormy 2016, the Romanian MTPL market is prepared to sit on solid foundations in 2017, with sound operators and a more coherent structure, said yesterday Misu NEGRITOIU, the Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority head speaking at a market forecast meeting.
EUROINS Romania, part of Bulgarian EUROINS Insurance Group (EIG), has reached an agreement to acquire the non-life insurance portfolio of ATE Insurance Romania, a subsidiary of PIRAEUS Bank - a leading banking institution in Greece. The deal was signed on January 19th, 2017. "The deal is subject to customary regulatory approvals", the EIG representative pointed out in a press release.
Bulgarian-based EUROINS Insurance Group (EIG) reported preliminary GWP
of EUR 268 million during 2016, 16% more y-o-y, according to a press
release published by its owner, the financial holding EUROHOLD.
The Romanian insurance market ended the first three quarters of 2016 with GWP amounting to EUR 1.53 billion, 10.6% up y-o-y, supported by the significant increase in the MTPL prices recorded in the first part of the year.