In 2019, the year when it has celebrated 45 years of business under its current name, Serbian market's leader DUNAV Osiguranje recorded the best results in the last 30 years of its operations, Mirko PETROVIC, President of the Board, said at the Kopaonik Business Forum.
The GWP of Serbian insurers increased 5.9% year-on-year to RSD 79 billion (EUR 672 million*) in the first nine months of 2019, according to the most recent figures published on the website of National Bank of Serbia (NBS).
The Serbian branch of OTP Group acquired Societe Generale Srbija, taking over the banking, insurance and leasing activities of the French group in Serbia.
Total GWP by Serbian insurers in the first half of 2019 amounted to EUR 455.6 million, 3.08% up y-o-y, mostly driven by the non-life segment.
AM Best has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating to B+ (Good) from B (Fair) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to "bbb-" from "bb+" of Serbian reinsurer Dunav Re a.d.o. Belgrade, a subsidiary of Dunav Insurance Company j.s.c. Belgrade. The outlook of the Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable.
Serbian insurers ended 1Q2019 with total GWP worth RSD 24.83 billion (EUR 210.5 million), 0.5% up y-o-y, according to the most recent market statistics pubished by the National Bank of Serbia.
DUNAV Osiguranje, a Serbian insurance company based in Belgrade and the largest non-life insurance company in the Serbian insurance market, for the second consecutive year supported the Srem Agricultural Fair - AGROSIRM, that was held on June 8-9, as the company stated on its website.
Serbian insurance market ended 2018 with GWP worth EUR 845 million, up 7.6% y-o-y, a result supported mainly by the non-life insurance side, which saw an 8.5% increase to EUR 644 million.
Serbia was one of few CEE insurance markets where the 2008 economic crisis was tackled with little sacrifice to market growth. The industry grew to EUR 195 million (+33%) from 2008 to 2017.
In 3Q2018, the Serbian insurance market totaled RSD 74.6 billion (EUR 630 million), representing an increase of 5.2% on a year earlier, according to the statistics published by the National Bank of Serbia (NBS).
The Serbian insurance marked ended the first half year with GWP worth RSD 52.18 billion (EUR 442 million), 6,8% up y-o-y. Due to the modest appreciation of the Serbian Dinar against Euro, the market results denominated in European currency show a higher growth rate, of 9.35%.
A.M. Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating of B (Fair) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of "bb+" to Dunav Re Company a.d.o. Belgrade (Dunav Re) (Serbia), a subsidiary of Dunav Insurance Company j.s.c. Belgrade. (Dunav), a multi-line insurer operating in Serbia.
The Serbian insurance market experienced a 2.4% y-o-y increase in Q1 GWP to RSD 24.7 billion (EUR 208 million), according to the NBS's (National Bank of Serbia) quarterly figures.
Serbian insurer Dunav Osiguranje [BEL:DNOS] has said it will pay a gross dividend of 128.34 dinars (1.09 euro) per share on 2017 earnings.