The Board of MABISZ - the Association of Hungarian Insurers - announced in a statement
the election of a new President and a new Vice President, after Anett Pandurics resigned from the Association's Presidency for family reasons.
The pandemic only temporary stopped premium income production of the Hungarian insurance market, the increase of more than 10% in 2021 raised the premium income in the sector above HUF 1,300 billion, (~EUR 3.52 billion) as noted Gergo SZENICZEY, prudential of the Hungarian National Bank (MNB), Executive Director for Consumer Protection and Market Surveillance at the 2022 Portfolio Insurance Conference
Austrian insurer VIG finalized the acquisition of the business of the Dutch insurer Aegon in Hungary after having received the approval of the local Hungarian authorities.
Due to the Ukraine-Russia conflict, MABISZ - the Association of Hungarian Insurers informed it has taken initiative towards Ukrainian refugees arriving in the country by car.
Life GWP increased by 13.64% y-o-y to HUF 602.7 billion / EUR 1.6 billion while non-life portfolio expanded by 7.9% to HUF 726.8 billion / EUR 1.9 billion, according to the most recent statistics published by the National Bank of Hungary (MNB). Thus, during the analyzed period, the life insurance business accounted for 45% and the non-life insurance business for 55% of total GWP.
The European Commission has concluded that Hungary's decision to veto the acquisition of the Hungarian subsidiaries of the AEGON Group by Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) breached Article 21 of the EU Merger Regulation (EUMR). Hungary has to withdraw its veto by 18 March 2022.
The MNB (Hungarian National Bank) no longer considers it necessary to maintain the dividend payment limit for insurers. However, the dividend size must consider the Bank's recommendation to maintain the 50% volatility capital buffer, as well as the impact of the changing yield environment on capital, the MNB said
in its recent statement, portfolio.hu reports
According to preliminary data, the damage due to weekend storms may approach HUF 1 billion (~EUR 2.81 million*) as Hungarian insurers expect to receive more claims, portfolio.hu reports
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).