Organized by Milli Re, the 34th round of the traditional "International Insurance Tennis Tournament" took place at Miltas-Suadiye Sports Complex of Istanbul, with the participation of 64 competitors comprised of 49 local and 15 foreign market players from 44 companies.
Total premium generated in the Turkish insurance market increased in local currency by 70.41% during January-March 2022 to TRY 43.10 billion, according to the preliminary figures released by the Insurance Association of Turkey (TSB).
Dutch insurer Aegon announced the completion of the divestment of its business in Turkey to Vienna Insurance Group AG Wiener Versicherung Gruppe (VIG).
Because of the war situation between Russia and Ukraine, the Turkish Insurance and Private Pension Regulation and Supervision Agency (SEDDK), will manage the insurance coverage issues of civil cargo and passenger sea vessels and aircrafts operating the routes between these countries and Turkey within the scope of the Special Risks Management Center until the end of 2022.
Turkish Motor Vehicles Bureau (TMTB) agreed with in principle with its counterparts in Azerbaijan, Greece and Bulgaria to implement digital Green Card control at the border. The launch of the project was held in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, www.sigortadunyasi.com.tr reported.
Total premium generated in the Turkish insurance market increased in local currency by 27.53% to TRY 105.30 billion in 2021, as compared to 2020, according to the preliminary figures released by the Insurance Association of Turkey (TSB).
Total premium income in the Turkish insurance sector increased by 19.14% y-o-y to TRY 70.60 bn (EUR 6.85 billion) in Q3 2021, according to preliminary data released by the Insurance Association of Turkey (TSB).
The impact of the Turkish Lira devaluation on the insurance market's results was quite significant in 1H. While the market showed a 17.11% y-o-y GWP nominal growth, to TRY 47.1 billion in local currency, the GWP volume denominated in Euro actually decreased y-o-y.
Global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced it has purchased a majority stake in Turkish specialty broker Brokers' House (BH Sigorta ve Reasurans Brokerligi A.S.). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
AM Best has affirmed on 2 July the Financial Strength Rating of B (Fair) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of "bb+" (Fair) of Milli Reasurans Turk Anonim Sirketi (Milli Re) (Turkey). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable.
Fitch Ratings has affirmed Turk P ve I Sigorta A.S.'s (Turk P&I) Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) Rating at 'BB-'. The Rating Outlook is Stable. A full list of rating actions is below.
Total GWP generated by the insurance market in Turkey totaled TRY 25.3 billion (EUR 2.6 billion) at the end of March 2021, 15.8% more y-o-y, according to figures from the Insurance Association of Turkey -TSB.
Aviva announced it has completed the sale of its 40% shareholding in the Turkish life insurance and pensions joint venture, Aviva SA Emeklilik ve Hayat AS to the Belgian Ageas Insurance International NV which, through this acquisition expand its presence on the Turkish market toward the life insurance segment.
The Turkish insurance industry is covered by different pieces of legislation which need to be unified in a single law, Fahri ALTINGOZ, Chairman of the Turkish Insurance Practitioners Association stated. Insurance companies are now waiting for the government to draw up the unified insurance act.
Turkiye Sigorta (Turkey Insurance), the state-controlled insurer of Turkey established last year, that has brought together all the local insurers in which the state had a significant shareholding, ended 2020 with GWP worth TRY 8.88 billion, almost 24% up y-o-y, thus ranking first, with a 13.04% market share.
French insurer Groupama announced its Turkish unit Groupama Sigorta launched in mid-December its Driving Academy, in a partnership with Intercity Driving Center, the most recognized driving center in Turkey.
The Turkish Natural Catastrophe Insurance Pool - TCIP has paid a total of TRY 783.2 million (~ EUR 200 million considering the exchange rate variation) throughout its 20 years of activity. Claims paid in 2020, amounted to TRY 548.7 million, impacted by two major earthquakes that hit Turkey.
The Turkish insurance industry grew by 19.26% y-o-y in 2020 reporting of TRY 82.57 billion compared to 2019, announced the Turkey Insurance Association (TSB).
The Insurance and Private Pensions Regulation and Supervision Agency (SEDDK) has increased the the maximum coverage amount for compulsory earthquake insurance policies administrated by DASK (TCIP - the Natural Disaster Insurance Institution) from TRY 240 k to TRY 268 k (~EUR 31.5 k). At the same time, the tariffs of the compulsory earthquake insurance scheme premiums were reduced by 10% for the policies issued in 2021.
"We are well prepared to navigate our way through the reshaped market conditions while we focus on the needs of existing clients and explore opportunities to support new ones," Fikret Utku Ozdemir, General Manager, Milli Re has stated in a recent interview with Al Bayan Magazine.