COLONNADE Insurance, part of the Canadian group FAIRFAX Financial Holdings, officially begins its activity in Romania, following AIG's entry into a strategic partnership with COLONNADE Insurance to manage existing policies for AIG Europe Limited's Romanian Branch.
The Romaninan insurance brokers mediated GWP worth RON 4.62 billion (EUR 1.02 billion) during the first nine months of 2017, 1,25% more y-o-y. Non-life premiums totaled RON 4.48 billion, while the value of mediated premiums related to life segment was RON 140.78 million.
The Romanian insurance market continued its growth trend in 3Q 2017, according to the most recent statistics published by ASF. Local insurers reported 3Q GWP of RON 7.32 billion (EUR 1.61 billion), 6% more than in the same period of the previous year.
WATFORD Insurance today announced its intention to establish a branch to launch insurance operations in Romania, focusing mainly on the MTPL and ancillary insurance products sale, but other retail products such as residential property insurance may also be offered.
Romania is a key-market for VIG, the Austrian group taking the commitment to be a long-term investor on the local insurance market, the VIENNA Insurance Group representatives stated on Monday, December 4th, during a press conference.
After the Romanian government has decided to cut the contributions to pillar II to 3.75% (instead of raising to 6% from the actual 5.1% as mentioned in the initial draft bill), people in Romania are now facing a significant risk of suffering a decrease in their future retirement income, PensionsEurope warns.
ATRADIUS - the second largest provider of credit insurance in the world, announced it expanded its international presence with two new locations in Bulgaria and Romania, as a part of the company's global expansion strategy.
AURSF - The Association of Romanian Financial Services Users warns about the consequences of reducing the contributions for the second pension pillar, the action leading to a significant decrease of the pension's value for an extremely high number of participants.
The Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority's Board (ASF) announced it approved the merger operation by which BCR Asigurari de Viata VIG (the second largest life insurer in the country), will absorb AXA Life Insurance, as well as the portfolio transfer as a result of the merger.
Romanian insurer Transilvania Broker raised 9.6 million lei (USD 2.5 million/2.1 million euro) through an oversubscribed initial public offering (IPO) of a 25% stake and might start trading on the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) at the beginning of November, the bourse said on Thursday.
Bulgarian financial and insurance services provider Synthetica said on Friday that insurer Euroins Romania has decreased its stake in the company to 7.01%.
Romanian insurers reported a total GPW of RON 5.04 billion (about EUR 1.10 billion), up 8.02% y-o-y, in 1H2017, according to data published by ASF, the market maintaining its growth momentum.
Sofia-based financial and insurance services provider Delta Credit said
on Thursday that insurance company Euroins Romania has decreased its
stake in the company to 34.60% from 46.54%.
Romanian insurance market totaled RON 2.56 billion (EUR 567 million) at the end of March 2017, up by 8.2% y-o-y, according to the quarterly market data published by the ASF.
Romanian insurer EUROINS, part of Bulgarian-based EUROINS Insurance Group (EIG), will acquire the non-life insurance portfolio of ATE Insurance Romania, a PIRAEUS Bank unit, after Romania's ASF approved the transfer on July 4th 2017.
Romania's financial regulator ASF said on Tuesday that it has received notification from Romanian life insurer NN Asigurari de Viata, formerly ING Asigurari de Viata, that it plans to enter the Bulgarian insurance market.
Bulgaria's Starcom Holding said on Thursday its subsidiary Euroins
Romania has acquired a total of 1,423 Starcom bonds at a price of 1,000
levs (511,300 euro) each. Euroins Romania acquired three Starcom bonds
on June 22 and a further 1,420 on June 27, Starcom Holding said in a
Anna GRZELONSKA, currently COO of Nationale-Nederlanden in Poland, has been appointed as CEO of NN Life Insurance Romania. She succeeds Marius POPESCU, who was appointed as CEO of NN Hayat ve Emeklilik.
"After a trial period, the Romanian insurance market is reaching its maturity, in my opinion. I believe in this market. As proof of my belief, I took on my shoulders to lead the insurance-reinsurance sector in ASF - The Financial Supervisory Authority during the most difficult moment in the insurance market's history in the past years", Cornel COCA-CONSTANTINESCU, First Vice President, ASF - The Financial Supervisory Authority, during the Brokers' Conference at FIAR 2017.
The specialists who participated at the Brokers' Conference at FIAR 2017 pointed out that the revision of insurance legislation plays an important role for companies, but its main objective is regaining the consumers' trust.