The largest CEE insurance market ended 2020 with aggregate GWP worth PLN 63.42 billion (~EUR 13.74 billion), down by 0.6% y-o-y, according to the year-end figures from the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF).
Aviva's announcement of today has put an end to the wave of speculations on its Polish unit sale: the winner of this race was Allianz, who acquired Aviva's entire shareholding in Aviva Poland for a cash consideration of EUR 2.5 billion, valuing the acquired business at EUR 2.7 billion.
Italian insurer Generali has submitted a bid for the Polish assets of London-based insurer Aviva AV.L, Reuters reported quoting a source familiar with the matter on Monday. Aviva Poland is the country's second largest life insurer and the mother company of other five financial services providers.
Interational media wrote that the UK group insurer AVIVA intends to exit the Polish insurance market. German insurer ALLIANZ, the Dutch financial group NN and the Italians from GENERALI are the potential buyers, Reuters reported
, the digital brand of the Vienna Insurance Group's (VIG) Polish subsidiary, has deployed Guidewire Software, a platform general insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently, to underpin its business processes and drive its digital insurance model, the companies have announced.
Flashpoint Venture Capital, Uniqa Ventures, PKO VC, Black Pearls VC (an existing investor) and Adamed have funding Telemedico platform by EUR 5.5 million (approx. USD 6.6 million). The platform includes consultations with a doctor via chat, video or telephone; AI-triaging and coordination; and booking of in-person visits and blood testing.
British insurer Aviva has set deadlines in late February to receive final offers for its operations in France and Poland that are worth an overall EUR 5.5 billion, Reuters reported quoting three sources familiar with the matter that spoke to it on condition of anonymity.
GENERALI has almost completed the integration process with CONCORDIA after KNF - The Polish Financial Supervision Authority approved the merger of its two non-life insurers - GENERALI and CONCORDIA Polska.
Polish insurance market totaled PLN 46.5 billion (EUR 10.2 billion) at the end of September 2020, down by 1% y-o-y, according to the quarterly market figures published by The Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF). At the same time, claims and benefits paid by local insurers decreased by ~4% y-o-y to PLN 29.5 billion EUR 6.5 billion.
DELOITTE assisted the Austrian insurer VIG in taking over the units of the Dutch financial group AEGON in Hungary, Poland, Romania and Turkey, informed the Romanian insurance news portal www.1asig.ro here
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.
German insurer TALANX informed it aims to delist the TALANX share from the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
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.
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.
Dutch insurer AEGON has put its CEE units - including Poland, Romania, Hungary and Turkey -, up for sale, Reuters wrote
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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.
PZU's MTPL policyholders will benefit from a supplement to their insurance consisting in an additional coverage for the material and personal damages caused by the insured while using a bicycle or other personal transport devices as light electric vehicles.
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.
During its meeting on September 17, 2020, the Polish Financial Supervision Authority approved the acquisition of AXA businesses from Poland by UNIQA Group.
PZU announced a new product that will cover the damages caused by the holders of motor third party liability insurance also while driving a personal transport device - in short the UTO. This includes bicycles, segways and scooters which are becoming more and more popular in Poland.