Austrian insurer Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) and the Hungarian government have reached an agreement on the principles of a cooperation and the further course of action, which provides for a participation of 45% by the Hungarian state in the Hungarian AEGON companies and UNION VIG.
At the end of September 2021, the aggregate market gross profit of Hungarian insurers decreased by 5.8% y-o-y to HUF 66.3 billion the equivalent of EUR 184 million (vs. HUF 70.5 billion), according to the quarterly statistics published by the Central Bank of Hungary. At the same time, the value of net profit decreased by 6.3% y-o-y to HUF 61.8 billion (~EUR 171.4 million).
Hungarian insurers posted aggregate Q3 2021 GWP worth HUF 1001.2 billion (~EUR 2.8 billion), rising by nearly 11.6% y-o-y.
By the end of October 2021, Hungarian insurers reported outstanding claims (payments and reserves, summed-up) on agricultural insurance segment worth HUF 10 billion (~EUR 28 million), MABISZ (Hungarian Insurers Association) informed in a statement
Despite the pandemic, growth of the insurance market has not stopped, as the president of the Association of Hungarian Insurers (MABISZ) said at the conference of the organization.
Today, only 15-20% of Hungarians have some form of accident insurance coverage, which is far below the rates in Western European countries, reaching as high as 60-80%. In the second quarter of 2021, 625 thousand accident insurance policies were issued, according to the Hungarian Association of Independent Insurance Brokers (FBAMSZ), portfolio.hu said
Tibor ZUBOR from Allianz will be the director of Uniqa Insurance's corporate business, portfolio.hu said
referring the company's statement.
Hungarian insurers' H1 2021 GWP rose 11.46% year-on-year to HUF 686.81 billion (EUR 1.94 billion), according to the quarterly statistics published by the National Bank of Hungary (MNB).
Revenue from premiums on life insurance policies increased in local currency by more than 18% y-o-y to HUF 306.31 billion (EUR 870 million), while non-life GWP rose 6.6% to HUF 377.5 billion (EUR 1.7 billion). About 45% of premium income originated from the life insurance business and 55% from the non-life insurance business.
At the end of 2021 Q2, the total contract porolio of insurance companies rose by 0.8% from its level a year earlier, reflecting over 108,800 increase in new contracts to 14,496,469. This mainly resulted from a 1.02% rise in the number of non-life insurance contracts (to 12,161,353), accompanied by a somewhat declining number of life insurance contracts (a decline of 0.6% to 2,335,116).
Within a few decades the current Hungarian pension system will become unsustainable and the population is barely prepared for this: the share of self-sufficiency savings (life insurance, pension funds, NYESZ) has fallen sharply in recent years within savings, portfolio.hu
After the weekend storms the expected damage amount has already exceeded one and half billion on Monday morning, although insurance companies believe that the number of related claims may even increase in the coming days, the Association of Hungarian Insurers (MABISZ) announced
Hungarian unit of Aegon announced it has paid more than HUF 700 million (~EUR 2 million) for life and accidents coverages since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, wrote portfolio.hu here
Hungarian insurers' GWP rose 7% year-on-year to HUF 360.30 billion (EUR 990 million) in the first quarter of 2021, according to the quarterly statistics published by by the National Bank of Hungary (MNB).
According to the Q1 statistics published by the Central Bank of Hungary, at the end of March 2021 the aggregate market gross profit of Hungarian insurers decreased by 10% y-o-y to HUF 24.59 billion the equivalent of EUR 67.6 million (vs. HUF 27.12 billion).
Last year, the GWP of MABISZ (Association of Hungarian Insurance Companies) member companies totaled HUF 1,242 billion (~EUR 3.4 billion), about 4.8% vs. FY 2019 figures (HUF 1,204 billion), according to the to the association's aggregate data.
After the decision of the Hungarian authorities to block the sale of Aegon NV
's local unit to Vienna Insurance Group in a regional deal of EUR 830 million sale of Dutch insurer's CEE operations to Austrian insurer, Hungarian CIG Pannonia could be the potential buyer, Bloomberg informed here
The transaction announced by Aegon in November 2020, of selling to Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) its insurance, pension and asset management business in Hungary, Poland, Romania and Turkey for a total consideration of EUR 830 million, has been stalled by Hungarian Ministry of Interior's unexpected denying of approval.
Thanks to the statistical data recently published by MABISZ, the insurers' association in Hungary, we are able to finally provide for the 2019 market rankings.
The most recent figures published by MABISZ - the Association of Hungarian Insurers, showed that following the December 2020 earthquakes in Croatia claims paid by local insurers significantly exceed previous estimates, the number of opened claim files being even higher than in Croatia.
According to the quarterly MNB published statistics (Central Bank of Hungary), at the end of December 2020 the aggregate market gross profit of Hungarian insurers was up by 18.52% y-o-y to HUF 88.89 billion the equivalent of EUR 243 million (vs. HUF 75 billion), while the value of net profit increased by 18.83% y-o-y to HUF 84.16 billion (EUR 230 million).
Last year, the aggregate GWP reported by Hungarian insurers totaled HUF 1,204 billion (~EUR 3.3 billion), according to the year-end figures published by the Central Bank (MNB), 4.7% more y-o-y. The life insurance business accounted for 44% and the non-life insurance business for 56% of total premium income.