STATISTICS: SLOVAK Rep., 1H2017: motor insurance line account for 57% of non-life insurers' GWP and 80% of claims
In 1H2017, the Slovak insurance market totaled EUR 1.06 billion (11.8% more y-o-y), while the value of paid claims was of EUR 575 million, according to the preliminary financial figures provided by the National Bank of Slovakia.
STATISTICS: SLOVAK Rep, 1Q2017: GWP went up by 4.6% y-o-y while paid claims increased by 6.7%
In 1Q2017 the Slovak insurance market totaled EUR 569.5 million, 4.6% up y-o-y, the statistics published by the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS) indicated.
STATISTICS: UPDATE : SLOVAK insurance market totaled EUR 1.9 billion at the end of 2016
The Slovak insurance market was down by 1.78% y-o-y in 2016 in terms of GWP - to EUR 1.98 billion, according to data published by the Central Bank.
STATISTICS: SLOVAK Rep., FY2016: apparently stagnating business
According to the Slovak Insurance Association data, the Slovak insurers ended 2016 with GWP of EUR 1,987 million, a result which is more or less in line with the previous year's premium production.
Insurance prices start increasing in Slovakia, following the new 8% levy on the non-life insurance premiums
The 8% levy on insurance premiums extension from the MTPL class to a;; the facultative non-life insurance lines in Slovakia started to produce effects on the insurance premiums, reports The Slovak Spectator, mentioning especially the vehicle and travel insurance premiums.
Slovak Rep.: Insurers will pay the special levy on business at a double rate, but lower corporate taxes
The Slovak Government and Parliament made several changes to the tax system with effect from 1 January 2017, some of them affecting also the local insurance companies, as well as their foreign shareholders. The recently adopted amendments concern - among others - corporate and personal income tax, value added tax, special levy in regulated industries, as well as social security and health insurance contributions, reads a Kinstellar report published by the Lexology portal.
SLOVAK Rep.: Increasing insurance taxation is raising hauliers' discontent
The Slovak government's decision to extend the 8% tax, previously applied only to the MTPL insurance premiums, to all the facultative non-life insurance lines has raised not only insurers' discontent, but also a negative reaction of CESMAD - the Association of Road Transport Operators of the Slovak Republic. In short, Slovak hauliers blame the recent change in taxation for the sharp increase in the mandatory motor insurance prices.
STATISTICS: SLOVAKIA, 1H2016: Possible extension of the current 8% tax on MTPL premiums to all facultative non-life insurance lines
Slovak insurers have ended 1H2016 with an overall GWP volume inferior to the previous year's results for the same period. According to the market representatives, given the Slovak market's stability during the recent years, the end year market results should be more or less in line with the 2015 results.
STATISTICS: SLOVAK Rep., NBS: The insurance market went down by 4% in 2015
Last year, the Slovak insurance market totaled EUR 2 billion, down by 4.1% y-o-y, as the preliminary statistics published by the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS) indicated. The life insurance field decreased by 9.6% y-o-y due to the 18% depreciation of unit-linked subsegment, while the non-life GWP was up by 2.8% to EUR 965 million.
SLOVAKIA: ALLIANZ acquires "Central Shopping Center" in Bratislava
ALLIANZ Real Estate (ARE) has acquired 100% of the shares of Central Shopping Center in Bratislava from IMMOCAP Group, a Slovakian real estate development company, for around EUR 175 million. It is the first real estate investment of ALLIANZ in Slovakia.
ON THE MOVE
Industry veteran David LUNDGREN to head InsurTech Pioneer Quantemplate
David LUNDGREN has been appointed CEO and Board Director of Quantemplate, an InsurTech firm which uses machine learning to help re/insurers grow their business through data transformation and analytical insights.
Swiss Re appoints new CFO and proposes new members to the BoD
Swiss Re announced that John DACEY, currently Group Chief Strategy Officer, is appointed Group Chief Financial Officer, effective 1 April 2018. He succeeds to David COLE, who will step down to pursue a non-executive career, while remaining a board member of several Swiss Re subsidiaries.
Piotr OZAREK is the PZU's first Ombudsman
Piotr OZAREK was appointed to perform the newly established function within PZU, as the first client's spokesperson of the insurer. His main task will be of helping in the most difficult and complicated cases in which PZU's clients are not satisfied with the solution.
Desmond BOHAN joins JLT Re as Senior Vice President
JLT Re, part of the global provider of reinsurance broking and consultancy, has appointed Desmond BOHAN as Senior Vice President in Stamford, Connecticut. He will focus on the continued expansion and development of JLT Re's Program practice in North America.
"Insurance and Pensions reloaded" - the 7th EIOPA Annual Conference
The 7th EIOPA Annual Conference takes place today in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. A review of the current supervisory covergence issues and of the prospects of the Pan European Personal Pension Product are on the event's agenda, together with analyzing the ways in which regulation may enable innovation.
NBMR, Moscow: Regulatory changes have challenged the Russian insurance market in 2017
"The Russian insurance market is ending a difficult year," Igor ALEKSEEV, Chairman of the Steering Committee of November Business Meetings of Reinsurers, Deputy Head of the Reinsurance Department, INGOSSTRAKH said today in Moscow.
"IIF2017 - Insurance in the DIGITAL World" Conference took place in Vienna
"IIF2017 - Insurance in the DIGITAL World" conference brought together in Vienna well-known insurance professionals from all over the world who analyzed the latest digital trends in the industry, taking into account the fast digitalization of the financial services providers' world, in particular in the insurance field, which is creating both huge opportunities and strong challenges for the players.
Croatian Insurance Days Live
On 9 November has started in Opatija, Croatia, the 2017 edition of the Croatian Insurance Days Conference, the traditional meeting of the Croatian insurance top professionals with their European peers. XPRIMM Publications are supporting the event as Media Partners.
The 2017 Baden Baden Meeting: Short recap
The Baden-Baden meeting, one of the key events in the reinsurance calendar, has just set the final point of this year's edition. XPRIMM Publications have reported from the meeting's premises. Let's recap!
Baden Baden Headlines 3: CEE insurance markets are attractive for reinsurers
Central and Eastern Europe insurance markets are an important source of business for Lloyds, total premium income from this region increasing by EUR 64 million since 2010, pointed out the Lloyd's representative in a seminar dedicated to CEE insurance markets: "We are seeing strong growth from Czech Rep, Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine. At the same time are some contractions from Russia, Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary due to challenging trading conditions as political implications and other sanctions".
Baden Baden Headlines 2: cyber insurance market set to grow under regulatory presure; nat cat events more frequent, but losses per event are decreasing
Asian insurance market, especially the Indian market - are considered to be "the new El-Dorado" of the global re/insurance market, with rapidly expanding markets and an dynamic environment: "Indian P&C re/insurance markets are expected to grow at a pace of 15% per annum", according to Victor PEIGNET, CEO, Global P&C, SCOR SE. The French -based reinsurer setted-up its Indian branch in 2016, after the authorisation from the local market authority - IRDAI. India's re/insurance market has become more attractive for global companies following the relaxation of regulatory requirements, and lately, "big names" in the industry entered the market by opening branches: GEN Re, SCOR, Lloyd's of London, MUNICH Re, SWISS Re, Reinsurance Group of America (RGA), HANNOVER Re, XL Catlin and others.
JLT Re: Harvey, Irma and Maria brought a decisive end to a five-year period of below-average global catastrophe losses
"2017 looks set to become the most expensive catastrophe loss year ever for the P&C sector, mostly due to the hyperactive 2017 hurricane season," finds the Viewpoint Report - Winds of change launched yesterday by JLT Re.
5th Insurance Claims & Underwriting Management Asia Summit 2018
6-9 February 2018
Singapore, Rendezvous Hotel Singapore
Organizer: Equip Global Pte Ltd
Media Partner: XPRIMM Publications
More details: equip-global.com
6th Edition Nordic Asset Allocation: Investing in Alternative Asset Classes
7-9 March 2018
Organizer: marcus evans
Media Partner: XPRIMM Publications
For details: marcusevans-conferences-paneuropean.com
European Consumer Protection Conference
22 March 2018
Prague, Czech Republic
4th Annual African Insurance Forum
5-6 April 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa
Media partner: XPRIMM Publications
For details: ins.fextons.com