Business news from Ukraine

MTIBU CUTS PAYMENTS FOR UNINSURED VEHICLES BY 2.1%

The Motor (Transport) Insurance Bureau of Ukraine (MTIBU) in January-June 2019 paid UAH 54.6 million to the owners of uninsured vehicles (which caused a road accident, without having a valid OSAGO policy), which is 2.1% less than in the same period a year earlier.
According to the bureau, the share of such payments in the total number was almost 47.6% (1,568 payments), in the total amount of payments some 57.9%.
The MTIBU also reports that in the first half of the year it made 3,297 payments from guarantee funds, which is 3.3 more than in the six months of 2018, for a total amount of over UAH 94.3 million (17.7% more).
Another significant item of payments is payments for drivers of preferential categories, whose share in January-June 2019 was 15% in terms of quantity and 15.5% in terms of the amount of payments. During the first half of 2019, the MTIBU made 494 payments for such drivers for a total of almost UAH 14.7 million. Compared to the first half of 2018, the number of payments remained almost unchanged (0.4% more), the amount rose by 7.7%.

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ASSETS OF INSURERS MANAGED BY MTIBU GROW BY 32% IN 2018

Assets of insurance companies managed by the Motor (Transport) Insurance Bureau of Ukraine (MTIBU) grew by 32.4% in 2018, to UAH 2.050 billion, according to a report of the commission that audited the operations of the bureau for 2018.
Of this amount, bank deposits in national currency amounted to UAH 1.661 billion, which is 65.5% more than a year earlier, in foreign currency – 323.6 million (a rise of 12.5%).
The share of deposits in total assets was 66.3%, while a year earlier it was 64.8%.
According to the report, the funds of the victims protection fund and the MTIBU insurance guarantee fund in 2018 were placed in the State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine (Ukreximbank, 6.6% of the total amount of funds placed), Oschadbank (23.9%), Ukrgasbank (28%) , UkrSibbank (0.2%), Credit Agricole Bank (5%), Kredobank (4.1%), OTP Bank (1.8%), Pravex Bank (5%), TAScombank (4.4%), and FUIB (2%).
In addition, the MTIBU manages the assets of insurers invested in local government bonds in national currency in the amount of UAH 203 million, which is 2.5 times more than in 2017, and 247.4 million in foreign currency (2.7 times more).
MTIBU members are 51 insurance companies.

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MTIBU MEMBER INSURERS RAISE OSAGO PREMIUMS BY 18% IN TWO MONTHS OF 2019

Insurance companies that are members of the Motor (Transport) Insurance Bureau of Ukraine (MTIBU) in January-February 2019 increased collection of insurance premiums for compulsory insurance of motor vehicle owners’ civil liability (OSAGO) by 18.12% compared to the same period of 2018, to UAH 661.448 million. According to data posted on the MTIBU’s website, the number of OSAGO contracts in January-February rose by 7.06%, to 1.066 million.
The total amount of insurance claim fees paid on domestic insurance contracts for the two months grew by 8.5%, to UAH 393.3 million. In particular, UAH 73.116 million was paid using European accident report forms, which is 43.1% more than in January-February 2018.
The bureau also recorded an increase in the number of settled claims for insurance compensation by 6.4%, to 22,500.

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