Ratings are under pressure for the Turkish insurers' Insurer Financial Strength from the Negative Outlooks on the Turkish sovereign and Turkish banks' ratings, according to the report released by the agency.
According to the quarter figures published by TSB - Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Companies of Turkey - at the end of September 2020 the local insurance market increased by 22.4% y-o-y reaching TRY 59.3 billion (~EUR 6.5 billion*).
The 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, strongly affecting the Izmir region of Turkey has been designated as a catastrophe event by Property Claim Services (PCS), a division of Verisk Analytics, Artemis
A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Friday in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, killing at least 91 people and injuring over 1,000 amid collapsed buildings and flooding, according to the latest official data available. The quake also made a couple of victims, and injured 19 people, in addition to the material damages.
Dutch insurer AEGON has put its CEE units - including Poland, Romania, Hungary and Turkey -, up for sale, Reuters wrote
citing sources close to insurer.
Türk Reasürans A.Ş, which was established with the aim of contributing to the objectives of the New Economic Program, namely "Economic Balancing" and "Healthy and Sustainable Growth" in relation to the insurance market, increasing the local reinsurance capacity and ensuring resource efficiency, has completed its first year.
For TURK Re, a newly created company, the main challenge was to put together a great and experienced team; we managed to develop our core reinsurance application in house instead of just buying a ready-made solution, commented today Selva EREN, CEO, Turk Re on the occasion of the International Istanbul Insurance Conference.
Anna Grzelonska will be appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hayat ve Emeklilik, effective 1 December 2020, subject to regulatory approval. As CEO of Hayat ve Emeklilik, Anna will focus on continuing our growth in the local market.
State-owned Turkey Insurance and Turkey Life Pension (Turkiye Sigorta ve Turkiye Hayat Emeklilik) is expected to boost insurance coverage in Turkey, increasing the sector's share in the national financial market from the current 4.5%, to as much as 20%.
Six Turkish insurers and pension fund companies will form the country's largest insurance and pensions company, wrote Middle East Insurance Review here
The Turkish insurance market generated total premium of TRY 40.2 billion (~EUR 5.2 bilion*) in the first half of this year, an increase of 21.0% compared to the corresponding period in 2019, according to data released by the Insurance Association of Turkey (TSB).
A new earthquake and fire research center in Turkey expands the family of Allianz Group's ALLIANZ Centers for Technology, the German insurer announced in a statement. It conducts earthquake, automotive, transport and fire tests, simulations and practical training in Istanbul.
Ray Sigorta, a subsidiary of Vienna Insurance Group, has signed a major deal with the Leeds-based CPP Group. CPP's Cyber Care product will deliver online security checks within Ray's new 'Cyberella' product, designed to protect customers from risks posed by identity and information fraud.
Total GWP generated by the insurance industry in Turkey reached TRY 21.83 billion (EUR 3.03 billion) in the first three months of this year, representing an increase of 24.79% compared to the corresponding period of 2019, according to data from the Insurance Association of Turkey -TSB.
Fitch Ratings has assigned Turk P ve I Sigorta A.S. (Turk P&I) a 'BB-' Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) Rating. The Rating Outlook is Stable. A full list of rating actions is below.
Given that travel insurance policies' coverage for Covid-19 health incidents is still questionable, Turkey announced it will cover the cost of medical treatment for holidaymakers, as a measure included in its Safe Tourism Certification Program aiming to encourage international travelers to visit the country.
As of 2020 renewals, Turkish reinsurer Milli Re maintained its market share of 27% in the local insurance market by leading the reinsurance treaties of 17 ceding companies buying reinsurance protection on proportional bouquet basis, the company's Director and General Manager, Fikret Utku OZDEMIR stated in the Annual Report for 2019.
At the end of 2019 the SEE insurance market
(the region formed by Cyprus, Greece and Turkey) totaled about EUR 15.3 billion in terms of GWP, 12.5% more y-o-y, according to preliminary figures centralized by XPRIMM.
More than 8 million residential properties in Turkey still need to be covered by earthquake insurance, according to Resit CAKAS, President of the Association of Insurance Agencies (SAB), informed Middle East Insurance Review. Resit CAKAS noted that at present, in Turkey approximately 9.6 million houses are insured.
As of 1 April, new provisions introduced in the general rules related to compulsory MTPL will take effect, providing for standardized criteria for the compensations calculation, a recent press release of the Insurance Association of Turkey (TSB) has announced.