ARX Insurance Company (formerly AXA Insurance, Kyiv) in March 2020 paid customers almost UAH 89 million, which is 15% more than in the same period in 2019.
According to a press release from the insurer, the amount of average daily payments remains unchanged at about UAH 4 million.
The largest payment in March exceeded UAH 2.550 million and was made to an individual under a car insurance contract.
In addition, the medical assistance and contact center of ARX continue to work 24/7. The number of calls they received in March exceeded 40,000.
The company emphasizes that during quarantine it remains in touch with customers offline, online, in social networks, instant messengers. All products that ARX offers are sold as normal.
ARX has been operating in the insurance market for 25 years, the number of its customers is about 1 million. It is represented by 70 offices in all large cities of Ukraine, has 1,530 insurance agents, 90 operators of contact centers.
The surplus of Ukraine’s consolidated balance of payments in January 2020 was $906 million, while in January 2019 the deficit was $68 million, according to preliminary data from the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU).
The NBU said that the current account surplus of the balance of payments in January 2020 amounted to $590 million, which is 5.4% lower than the same indicator a year earlier ($624 million).
According to the central bank, the export of goods in the first month of 2020 increased 2.3% (in December 2019 by 1.4%) and amounted to $3.8 billion.
The main factor behind the growth of the indicator was an increase in the export of food products by 14.3% (in December 2019 by 15.7%) due to an increase in the export of grains by 21.9%, oils and fats – by 29.5%. In addition, the export of engineering products increased 33.9% (in December 2019 by 10.5%), as well as mineral products – 18.1% and chemical products –24.9%, whereas in December last year, these indicators decreased by 8.3% and 5.1%, respectively. At the same time, exports of ferrous and non-ferrous metals decreased significantly: 26.4% (in December 2019 27%).
Imports of goods in January 2020 decreased 1.7% (in December 2019 increased 7.9%) and amounted to $3.9 million.
Its reduction is due to a decrease in energy imports by 17.7% (in December 2019 by 14.3%), imports of ferrous and non-ferrous metals by 6.3% (in December 2019 by 1.8%) and chemical products – by 3.2%, whose import in December last year increased 6.3%.
At the same time, non-energy imports in January 2020 increased by 2.7% (in December 2019 by 13.8%), and the volume of import of engineering products decreased only 0.3%, while in December 2019 it increased 15.4%.
Dynamics of balance of payments of Ukraine (USD mln)
Ukraine saw a $1.2 billion surplus of a consolidated balance of payments in June 2019 compared with a $750 million deficit in May, a $45 million deficit in April, a $652 million surplus in March 2019 and a $23 million surplus in June 2018.
“The surplus of the consolidated balance of payments amounted to $1.2 billion (it was $23 million in June 2018). This allowed us to simultaneously increase international reserves (by $1.1 billion) and pay off debt to the International Monetary Fund ($158 million),” the central bank said in a statement on its website.
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%.
EXPO Insurance (Kyiv) in January-March 2019 collected UAH 7.021 million in net premiums, which is 42.86% more than a year ago, Standard-Rating has said in a document affirming the national credit rating of the company at “uaAA.”
According to the agency, in the first quarter of 2019, the company made UAH 24.078 million of insurance payments in claims, which is almost 30 times higher than the same indicator for the first quarter of 2018.
The level of payments amounted to 592.84%. Such a high rate of payments, the agency said, is associated with the specifics of the insurer’s activity in insuring major risks, in particular, aviation insurance for civil aviation.
In January-March 2019, the volume of gross premiums collected by the insurer amounted to more than UAH 4.062 million, which is 22.35% less compared to the same period last year. Income from individuals decreased 8%, to UAH 1.191 million, from reinsurers increased 74.22%, to UAH 252,000. Insurance payments sent to reinsurers in the first quarter amounted to UAH 2.959 million, and premiums earned increased 44.35%, to UAH 5.807 million.
Despite the negative financial result from operating activities, the company ended the first three months of the year with profit of UAH 381,000.
As of March 31, EXPO Insurance assets decreased 32.39%, to UAH 75.494 million, net worth increased 1.19%, to UAH 32.224 million, liabilities decreased 45.79%, to UAH 43.270 million, and liquid assets 8.91%, to UAH 11.659 million.
At the same time, Standard-Rating said that at the beginning of the second quarter of 2019, the company had a good level of capitalization (74.47%): 26.94% of its liabilities were covered by liquid assets in the form of cash and cash equivalents.