Business news from Ukraine

TAS INSURANCE GROUP IN MAY RAISES PREMIUM COLLECTION BY 32%

TAS Insurance Group in May 2019 collected UAH 133 million of insurance premiums, which is 32.3% more than in May last year, according to the insurer’s website.
OSAGO occupied the largest share of the insurer’s revenues in May with 38.69% and UAH 51.46 million of premiums attracted, which is 23.2% more than the figure for the fifth month of 2018.
The volume of revenues on Green Card policies, in turn, increased by 64.7%, to UAH 33.13 million of premiums in May, which is 24.91% of the total premiums for the month. KASKO ranked third in the revenue portfolio of TAS group with a share of 18%: some UAH 23.95 million of premiums were collected under land transport insurance contracts during the fifth month of the current year, which is 40.5% more than in the reporting period of 2018.
TAS Insurance Group in May raised UAH 3.81 million in premiums under property insurance contracts, UAH 3.13 million under voluntary medical insurance contracts, while revenues from other insurance contracts amounted to UAH 17.53 million.
In May, TAS Insurance Group paid UAH 58.69 million in insurance claim fees, which is 12.6% more than the amount paid by the company for the fifth month of last year.

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UKRAINIAN INSURANCE GROUP TO RAISE CHARTER CAPITAL BY 83%

The shareholders of Ukrainian Insurance Group (Kyiv) at a meeting on March 20, 2019 decided to increase the charter capital of the company by UAH 95 million, or 83%, to UAH 209.259 million, the insurer has said.
According to the report, charter capital will be increased by placing 950,000 shares with a nominal value of UAH 100 per share. The market value of the share is UAH 97.55.
As reported, in January-September 2018 the insurance company collected insurance premiums in the amount of UAH 672.9 million, which is 13.5% more than in the same period a year earlier (UAH 477.8 million).
Of this amount, UAH 609.9 million amounted to premiums for voluntary types of insurance, UAH 63.1 million for mandatory types of insurance.
As of September 30, 2018, the company’s charter capital amounted to UAH 114.3 million, assets some UAH 959.7 million. Insurance reserves are formed in the amount of UAH 581.9 million.
In the first nine months of 2018, Ukrainian Insurance Group settled more than 89,000 insurance claims, paid out UAH 355.5 million in insurance claim fees.
Ukrainian Insurance Group has been operating in the Ukrainian insurance market since 2000. It is part of Vienna Insurance Group, one of the largest insurance groups, the leader of the insurance market in Central and Eastern Europe.

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EUROINS INSURANCE GROUP ACQUIRES ERV

Euroins Insurance Group has notified ERV (Kyiv) about the acquisition of 9.473 million of its shares (99.99998%) for EUR 1.255 million.
According to a posting on the website of the Ukrainian insurance company, the stake was bought on October 1, 2018.
As reported, in April 2018, ERGO Group AG announced the sale of its Ukrainian company ERV to Euroins (EIG).
ERV on October 1, 2018 officially changed the shareholders. The supervisory board of the company was reshuffled.
The company retained the name European Travel Insurance and remained part of ETIG International Travel Insurance Group. The board and the whole team remained to work. The company continues cooperation with the assisting company of ERGO Group, Euro-Center Holding.
ERV Ukraine is still a specialized travel insurance company in Ukraine. The company hopes that in 2018, for the first time in 12 years of its work in the insurance market of Ukraine, it will insure more than one million tourists.

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TAS INSURANCE GROUP SEES 38% RISE IN PREMIUMS

The TAS insurance group in January-August 2018 attracted UAH 885.15 million in insurance premiums, which is 38.1% more than a year ago. According to a posting on the company’s website, over one third of premiums (34.94%) were from mandatory insurance of civil liability of vehicle owners (OSAGO) policies – UAH 309.26 million (72.7% up year-over-year). Some UAH 187.7 million was collected under Green Card policies (21.21% of total premiums) and 15.5% more than a year ago.
The share of voluntary car insurance (KASKO) was 16.81%. Some UAH 148.78 million was collected under these policies (66% more). Premiums under voluntary medical insurance policies grew by 22.7% year-over-year, to UAH 60.96 million (6.89% of total premiums). The company attracted UAH 32.75 million in premiums under property insurance policies and UAH 145.7 million under other insurance policies.
In January-August 2018, TAS paid UAH 348.66 million in claims, which is 53.6% more than a year ago.

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BULGARIA’S EUROINS INSURANCE GROUP ACQUIRING UKRAINIAN TRAVEL INSURANCE BUSINESS OF MUNICH RE’S ERGO

Bulgaria’s Euroins Insurance Group (EIG), a large independent insurance group in the Central and Southeast Europe, is acquiring the Ukrainian travel insurance business of Munich Re’s Ergo – ERV Ukraine (Kyiv). “The companies have signed acquisition agreements. The deal is expected to be finalized after receiving approval by the regulatory authorities,” EIG said in a statement. The agreement provides for further cooperation between EIG and ERGO, including the transfer of know-how of ERV and the opportunity for EIG to sell travel insurance products under the ERV brand or a model of joint branding in Ukraine and other countries where EIG is present.
According to the release, ERV Ukraine is the second largest provider of travel insurance in Ukraine with a market share of 10.7%. In 2017, almost 627,000 customers were provided with the company’s services.
“The acquisition of the ERGO insurance business in Ukraine is in line with our strategy of expanding and diversifying our portfolio in Eastern Europe and strengthening our position as the leading insurance group in the region,” EIG said citing CEO Kiril Boshov.
According to him, ERV Ukraine will be kept as a separate company outside the Ukrainian EIG subsidiary Euroins Ukraine, in order to concentrate efforts on selling travel insurance products.
“We are very pleased that EIG has signed the acquisition agreement, including far-reaching sales cooperation, which helps us to enter new markets and make our sales even more powerful,” Chief Executive Officer of ERV Richard Bader, a travel insurance specialist at ERGO, said.

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