AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B+ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of "bbb-" (Good) of Bosna Reosiguranje d.d. Sarajevo (Bosna Re) (Bosnia and Herzegovina [BH]). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable.
The state-owned Investment-Development Bank of Bosnia's Serb Republic, IRBRS, said it is looking to sell its shares in local insurer Osiguranje Aura representing 38.06% interest for BAM 2.16 million (EUR 1.1 million), SeeNews announced on June17, quoting IRBRS
Bosnian insurers reported aggregate Q1 GWP of BAM 192 million (~EUR 98.2 million), according to the most recent market data published by AZOBiH - Insurance Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
FBiH insurers have provided for almost 70.5% of the total GWP (EUR 69.3 million) vs. EUR 28.9 million - insurers domiciled in Srpska Republic.
Global broking business, Brokerslink, has further expanded its presence in the Balkan Peninsula with the addition of independent broker Advantis from Bosnia and Herzegovina to its global network.
At the end of 2020 the BiH insurance market totaled EUR 386.76 million (BAM 756.45 million), 0.83% less y-o-y, according to the YE 2020 market figures published by the local insurance agency - AZOBIH.
The value of GWP of the insurers operating in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina decreased by 0.55% to EUR 270.52 million, while the Republika Srpska based insurers generated EUR 116.24 million, down by 1.48% y-o-y.
In terms of GWP, the top three largest insurers in the country were FBiH based insurers ADRIATIC osiguranje (9.13% market share), SARAJEVO osiguranje (8.60%) and EUROHERC osiguranje (8.27%).
The Insurance Supervision Agency of the Federation of BiH has granted approval to ASA osiguranje to buy a 86.46% stake in CENTRAL osiguranje, the acquisition previously targeted by CROATIA osiguranje, local media wrote
Bosnian insurers reported aggregate 3Q2020 GWP of BAM 569.13 million (~EUR 290.99 million*), according to the most recent market data published by AZOBiH - Insurance Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
A new Law on Compulsory Traffic Insurance was adopted in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH), one of the two administrative entities that form Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The new Law replaces the Law on MTPL insurance from 2005.
Starting 19 October, an international MTPL insurance policy "Green Card" policy will be not needed for vehicles registered in one of the countries of the European Economic Area to enter on the territory of Bosnia & Herzegovina (BiH), or for BiH vehicles to circulate on the roads of the EEA countries.
The first half of 2020 ended for the Bosnian insurers with total GWP of EUR 191.7 million, 2% less y-o-y, a result mainly driven by the non-life segment's decrease in premiums volume, especially on the credit insurance and Motor Hull insurance lines.
Damir HADZIC, President of the Management Board of Euroherc osiguranje dd Sarajevo, was reelected as President of the Management Board of the Association of Insurance Companies in the Federation of BiH (UDO FBiH) for the 2020-2024 term.
Last year, the BiH insurance market totaled EUR 390 million (BAM 762.5 million), 7% more y-o-y, as data from the local insurance agency - AZOBIH shows.
Bosnian subsidiary of the Serbian DUNAV Osiguranje said it plans to give up its life insurance business, remaining active in non-life insurance only, reports SeeNews quoting a company document filed with the Banja Luka Exchange Stock.
Establishing a national disaster insurance scheme is one of the main features of the UNDP's NAP for Bosnia & Herzegovina. Improving BiH's preparedness for dealing with Nat Cat events is instrumental considering the expected increase in flood losses and the very low current insurance coverage.
VIENNA Insurance Group announced two of the top women managers in the Group - Svetla NESTOROVA (Bulgaria) and Sabina MUJANOVIC (Bosnia-Herzegovina), recently received major awards for their performance in 2019.
On December 11, 2019, The Insurance Supervision Agency of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina announced the temporary withdrawal of AURA license to perform MTPL business in Tuzla Canton.
At the end of November 2019, the General Meeting of Shareholders of ATOS Osiguranje passed the decision to merge with GRAWE osiguranje ad Banja Luka, the Republika Srpska branch of the Austrian insurance group, Indikator.ba
Bosnian branch of GRAWE, the life insurance sector leader from Bosnia and Herzegovina, will take over the life portfolio of DUNAV Osiguranje Banja Luka, the Bosnian subsidiary of Serbian market leader, CAPITAL.ba
Insurers of Bosnia & Herzegovina have reported GWP worth EUR 195.7 million at the end of 1H, 6.65% more y-o-y. Life insurance recorded an above average growth rate, of 10%, which rounded its share in the market portfolio to 20%.