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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TAS INSURER COLLECTS UAH 125 MLN PREMIUMS IN FEB

The TAS insurance group (Kyiv) in February 2019 collected UAH 125.59 million in insurance premiums, which is 59.3% more than a year ago.
According to a posting on the website of the company, 31.88%or UAH 40.04 million of premiums were collected with signing of compulsory insurance of vehicle owners’ civil liability (OSAGO) policies, which is 47.9% more than in February 2018.
The amount of Green Card policies sold grew by 68.7%, to UAH 35.8 million, or 28.51 of total premiums.
The share of voluntary car insurance (KASKO) was 17%: policies for UAH 21.35 million were signed, which is 51% more than a year ago.
The group collected UAH 12 million under property insurance policies, which is 9.55% of total premiums collected in February and three times more than a year ago.
TAS collected UAH 2.55 million under voluntary medical insurance contracts and UAH 13.85 million under other insurance contracts.
In February 2019, the group paid UAH 56.12 million in claims, which is 42.5% more than a year ago.

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TAS INSURER OPENS 35 NEW BRANCHES IN 2018

Kyiv-based TAS Insurance Group opened 35 new branches in Khmelnytsky, Lviv, Zakarpattia, Vinnytsia, Poltava, Sumy, Rivne regions, as well as in other regions of Ukraine in 2018, according to the company’s website. The company also informs that new sales centers opened not only in those small towns where they did not previously have their offices, but also in cities where several of its branches already worked. For example, last year new representative offices of the company began work in the cities of Vinnytsia, Dnipro, Kharkiv, Rivne, Sumy and others.
As reported, more than 1.9 million insurance contracts were concluded by the insurer with more than 1 million customers in 2018. The company’s insurance revenue for 2018 exceeded UAH 1.387 billion. In this case, car insurance accounted for the lion’s share of collected premiums. In particular, UAH 481.15 million in premiums was raised under OSAGO (mandatory insurance of civil liability of vehicle owners) agreements, UAH 273.01 million under Green Card agreements, and UAH 255.03 million under KASKO (voluntary car insurance) agreements.

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TAS REACHES AGREEMENT ON ACQUISITION OF SHIPYARD PLANT BELONGING TO PETRO POROSHENKO

The TAS Group of Sergiy Tigipko has reached a preliminary agreement on acquisition of PrJSC Kuznya on Rybalsky Plant (both based in Kyiv), the press service of the group told Interfax-Ukraine on Thursday.
“At the current stage an application to buy shares in PrJSC Kuznya on Rybalsky Plant has been submitted to the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine. After receiving a permit from the regulator, the sides plan to continue finalizing the deal,” the press service said in response to the official inquiry by Interfax-Ukraine.
“The cost of the deal and its terms are not disclosed. The TAS Group will announce its plans on the further development of the enterprise after receiving the permit from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine,” the press service said.
According to the response to the inquiry, the preliminary agreement on the deal to buy shares in the shipyard was reached after holding negotiations between the TAS Group and the owner of Kuznya on Rybalsky Plant.
“The TAS Group is actively investing in the Ukrainian economy and considering those investment projects that meet its long-term development strategy,” the press service said.
Kuznya on Rybalsky is a famous shipyard on the Ukrainian market. The key shareholder in the plant privatized in 1995 is the non-diversified corporate investment fund Prime Assets Capital (earlier Petro Poroshenko fund, Kyiv).

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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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TAS INSURER WILL PAY UAH 44 MLN OF DIVIDENDS

TAS Insurance Company (Kyiv) will pay UAH 44.7 million in dividends for 2017.
This decision was made at a shareholders’ meeting on April 30.
Dividends will be paid within six months from the date of making the decision. Payment will be made in three tranches: UAH 15.789 million, UAH 15.789 million, and UAH 13.138 million.
As reported, the retained earnings of TAS for the past year amounted to UAH 47.01 million, of which UAH 2.353 million will be used to replenish reserves, and UAH 44.7 million to pay dividends.
As reported, the company in 2016 paid UAH 16.845 million in dividends, in 2015 some UAH 10 million.
The ultimate beneficiary of TAS Insurance Company is ex-Deputy Prime Minister Sergiy Tigipko, the founder of TAS Group, which includes TAS Insurance Company and TAS Insurance Group.
PrJSC TAS Insurance Company has been operating in the Ukrainian market since 2000. It specializes in life insurance.
The charter capital of the insurer is UAH 93.322 million.

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