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Location:
- Central Europe;
- Neighbours: Slovakia, Czechia, Germany, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine.

Climate:
- temperate with cold, cloudy, moderately severe winters with frequent precipitation;
- mild summers with frequent showers and thundershowers.

Natural hazards:
- destructive earthquakes;

Macro indicators
* 2018 estimates
Surface:312,696km2
Population*:38.0million
Pop. density*:121.5people/km2
GDP*:492.2EUR billion
GDP/capita*:12,960.2EUR

European Union:
EU member, since 2004

Currency: Zloty
Code: PLN
Since: 1994


Insurance market portfolio
* 2018 estimates
TOTAL LIFE*:35%
TOTAL NON-LIFE*:65%
Overall Property*:11%
Overall Motor*:38%


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Poland 1H2020 Insurance Companies Rankings

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Poland 1H2020 Market Portfolio


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Latest news


POLAND: rules for divident payouts in 2021 issued by the KNF

KNF, the Polish authority for the financial markets' supervision has issued on 16 December a document concerning the dividend policy in 2021 for financial companies, including insurance companies, reinsurance companies and insurance and reinsurance companies.


POLAND: Border motor policies issued in 2019 decreased by half

During 2019, almost 3.9 million vehicles registered outside the European Economic Area (EEA) entered Poland through its eastern borders with Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. Although the traffic at these borders remains high, the number of border policies issued during 2019 dropped by half when compared to 2018, Polish Motor Insurers' Bureau (PBUK) informs.

HODGKISS to replace FEDYNA as President & CEO of GENERALI Poland

GENERALI CEE Holding announced that during the Supervisory Board held last week on 19th November 2020, Roger HODGKISS was nominated, with immediate effect, new President of the Management Board and CEO of GENERALI Poland insurance companies.


POLAND: PZU provides 200 life-bands to hospitals in the fight against coronavirus

PZU will provide another 200 so-called life bands to hospitals that treat patients with COVID-19. The first such devices were delivered to institutions in May. The life band is an innovative solution on a global scale that analyzes the key vital parameters of patients and alerts medical staff in the event of a life threatening situation.


STATISTICS: POLAND, 1H2020: 7% y-o-y decline of the market net profit, but still a market of over EUR 7 billion at mid-year

Polish insurers ended the first half of 2020 with a 6.7% y-o-y decline of the GWP volume, to EUR 7.05 billion. In absolute terms, this means an about EUR 512 million drop in the market premiums turnover, almost equally divided between the life and non-life segments. Yet, given the about 5% depreciation of the Polish currency against Euro, the market results denominated in local currency look much better, showing just a 2% depreciation of the GWP volume.




POLAND: Gefion's MTPL contracts remain valid, KNF announces

Financial Supervision Authority of Poland announced that motor third party liability insurance contracts concluded or renewed until March 24, 2020 remain valid, and Gefion is obliged to consider reported claims and pay due compensation.

XPRIMM TIME FOR BUSINESS How did the Polish market cope with Covid crisis' challenges and what are the expectations for the future?

"At this point we do not see a strong effect yet on the financial figures of the insurance companies, but this is mainly due to the long-term nature of the business", Iwona SZCZESNA, the Head of the PIU (Polish Chamber of Insurance) Brussels Office stated at the microphone of the XTB show aired on 2 September. She added that "usually people buy insurance for the whole year, so we will see the impact on the financial figures in three to six months from now."


STATISTICS: POLAND, 1Q2020: Insurance market grew 2.4% y-o-y

Insurance companies in Poland underwrote gross premiums of PLN 16.74 billion (EUR 3.68 million*) in the first three months of 2020, up 2.4% year-over-year, the country's Financial Supervisory Authority (KNF) said in a report.

POLAND: Strategic cooperation of GENERALI with 4Life Direct

GENERALI CEE Holding announced a strategic two-fold cooperation with 4Life Direct in Poland: "4Life Direct becomes the agent of GENERALI in Poland and further, the cooperation includes a proposal for holders of over eighty thousand Polish policies from the company's partner from Gibraltar - to come under the wings of the Venetian lion".

PZU implemented mObywat to authenticate users of mojePZU platform

PZU is the first company in Poland implementing in cooperation with the Ministry of Digital Affairs an innovative solution for authenticating the user of the mojePZU (myPZU) platform. As a result, the use of PZU products will become even faster and more convenient.


POLAND: Tomasz Borowski named president of Vienna Life

During the last meeting, the supervisory board of Vienna Life accepted the resignation of Pawel Ziemba, chairman of the board, and Witold Czechowski, a member of the board, from performing his current functions with effect as of September 30, 2020. Tomasz Borowski will be the new president of the board.