On September 28, the Supervisory Board of Sava Non-Life Insurance Belgrade appointed Mirjana BOGICEVIC as President of the Executive Board, the company announced.
The GWP of Serbian insurance companies increased 8.52% in Q1 2020, reaching RSD 26.94 billion ~EUR 229 million), NBS quarterly data showed.
"Only two or three percent of households in Serbia are insured against floods, and property insurance has less than 10 percent of households", said the general secretary of the Insurers Association of Serbia, Dusko JOVANOVIC, quoted by osiguranje.hr.
GENERALI announced it donated EUR 100,000 to the Government of the Republic of Serbia to support the healthcare system in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic and to the Fire Eye laboratory for the purchase of lab supplies and equipment, hygiene and disinfection supplies, office supplies and furniture, for the workers' compensation and for the development of research and training potential.
The Serbian insurance market reported a 7.5% y-o-y increase in FY2019 GWP to RSD 107.5 billion (EUR 914 million), according to the NBS's (National Bank of Serbia) year-end figures. Non-life insurance made up 76.7% of total GWP (RSD 82.4 billion, up by 8.2% y-o-y), while the share of life insurance premiums was 23.3.% (RSD 25.1 billion, up by 5.4% y-o-y).
Belgrade-based British Motors, a Serbian car dealer, has increased its stake in the capital of local non-life insurer Globos osiguranje by 15.6% from 71.8% to 87.4% as a part of a buyout bid, wrote kamatika.com here
Serbian insurers are playing an active role in the general effort of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, both by supporting at their best their customers and providing financial contributions for the medical effort of fighting the epidemic.
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.