Taking into account the current global economic situation due to pandemic, it is crucial to maintain liquidity and investment potential and preserve jobs, Ante VLAHOVIC, President of the Board of the Croatian ADRIS Grupa - CROATIA's osiguranje shareholder stated at the group's latest GM.
The Croatian holding ADRIS Grupa and the shareholder of the largest Croatian insurer - CROATIA osiguranje, have lost the legal battle in Supreme Court due to an increase in their stake in Slovenian SAVA Re, informed local media.
The Croatian insurance market ended 1Q2020 with GWP worth HRK 3 billion (~EUR 402 million*), 4.12% up y-o-y. The largest contributions to the aggregate GWP, in absolute terms, came from the motor insurance classes, traditional life insurance and both property LoBs, according to the figures published by the Croatian Insurance Bureau.
GENERALI CEE Holding announced it officially expanded on Croatian insurance market finalising the acquiring of the business of local non-life insurer IZVOR osiguranje. Thus, "all rights and obligations under the insurance contracts of IZVOR osiguranje were transferred to GENERALI osiguranje as the new insurer".
According to recent updates from the Croatian government, the 5.5 magnitude earthquake that hit Zagreb on March 22, 2020
caused damages estimated at HRK 42 billion (~EUR 5.56 billion*).
CROATIA's osiguranje shareholder - the Rovinj based consortium ADRIS Grupa - with businesses in tourism, real estate, tobacco and food industry announced a series of decisions that will impact the operations of affiliated companies.
The Board of the Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency (HANFA) has announced is banning the Croatian insurers from paying dividends from realized profits until 30 April 2021, thus retaining in the country about HRK 4 billion (~EUR 526 million) of earnings.
Although it is still early to know the insured losses recorded by Croatia after the 5.5 magnitude earthquake that hit Zagreb on Sunday, it seems that very few of the buildings and homes affected by the event are insured for the earthquake risk, so the impact on the local insurers' business will be modest.
In March 2020, The Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency (HANFA) rejected the issue of authorization to acquire a majority stake in the Croatian pension insurance company Raiffeisen Mirovinsko osiguravajuce drustvo by Triglav Group.
CROATIA's osiguranje shareholder - the Rovinj based consortium ADRIS Grupa - with businesses in tourism, real estate, tobacco and food industry announced 2019 total revenues of HRK 6.1 billion (~EUR 813 million), which represents a 5% growth, while net profit stood at HRK 506 million (~EUR 67.5 million), which represents a 13.4% growth. Net profit after minority interest stood at HRK 402 million and was 31% higher than previous year's.
The gross written premiums of Croatian insurers increased by 7% y-o-y to HRK 10.54 billion (EUR 1.42 billion) in 2019, according to the preliminary figures published by the Croatian Insurance Bureau.
At the beginning of December 2019, Croatian Insurance Bureau (HUO) and Croatian Vehicle Center (CVH) announced the launch of a digitalization project regarding motor third party liability (MTPL) insurance policies.
On December 1, 2019, Sava Osiguranje - the Croatian branch of the Slovene Sava Re company -, fully acquired the portfolio of ERGO insurance and ERGO life insurance companies operating in Croatia, thus doubling its weight on the local market.
CROATIA Osiguranje, a leading Croatian insurer, has selected Sapiens IDITSuite for Property & Casualty and Sapiens ReinsuranceMaster, as well as other tools provided by Sapiens International Corporation for its digital transformation program.
The Adriatic osiguranje Group reported a net profit of HRK 64.08 million (EUR 8.66 million) in 3Q2019, down by 13.0% y-o-y. GWP reached HRK 539.7 million (EUR 72.9 million), increasing by almost 14% y-o-y.
GWP of the 18 active Croatian insurers increased by 7.54% y-o-y, to HRK 8.15 billion (EUR 1.10 billion) in 3Q 2019, the Croatian Insurance Bureau quarterly figures showed. The value of paid claims totaled HRK 4.25 billion, up by 6.02% compared to the prior year's level.
CROATIA Osiguranje Group's results after 3Q show a steady underwriting performance, but a declining profitability, with the consolidated net profit decreasing by 15.6% y-o-y, to EUR 37.8 million (HRK 280 million). Total GWP amounted to EUR 363.8 million (HRK 2693.4 million), 0.3% less y-o-y.
GENERALI CEE Holding announced it will expand on Croatian insurance market by acquiring the business of local non-life insurer IZVOR osiguranje: "The transaction will be finalized after receiving the approval of the relevant supervisory and competition authorities and is aimed to further consolidate GENERALI's position on the Croatian market".
The total gross premiums written abroad by the Croatian insurers amounted to HRK 235.6 million (EUR 31.76 million), three and a half times more y-o-y. Out of the total premium production, GWP on foreign markets accounted for 2.39% (in 2017, 0.73%).
The first half of 2019 ended for the Croatian insurance market with aggregated GWP of EUR 784 million, 7.5% up y-o-y, a growth almost entirely provided by the non-life insurance segment.