Price wars in the motor sector have contributed to poor results for Polish insurers, but the market could be shaken up by upcoming distribution rules and potentially growing demand for property, liability and cyber policies.
The Insurance Distribution Directive aims to harmonise the regulatory landscape for insurance intermediaries in the European Union.
Dual Group has launched in Central and Eastern Europe as Dual Polska, following the acquisition of the majority stake of Torun headquartered insurance specialist, Data Connect Direct.
Polish airline LOT was forced to delay flights for five hours last Sunday (21 June) after a cyber attack on its ground operations systems.
Collisions on UK motorways involving foreign lorries have increased by 14% since 2012, according to statistics from credit hire firm Accident Exchange.
RSA has completed the sale of Link4 Towarzystwo Ubezpieczen Spolka Akcyjna, its business in Poland, to Powszechny Zaklad Ubezpieczen, after receiving formal regulatory approval.
Axa has offered between 500m PLN (£94m) and 600m PLN (£113m) for the insurance arm of MBank in Poland, according to reports.
Guy Carpenter has launched a probabilistic hail model for Europe.
Insurers continue to lag behind their banking counterparts when it comes to mobile websites and apps, according to research from CP consulting.
RSA is selling its businesses in the Baltics and Poland for £300m – a move which will add around £200m to the insurer’s net assets.
The professional indemnity insurance market across 10 European countries - Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and the UK- will be worth around €7.5bn (£6.27bn)by 2017.
The UK has the largest market for professional indemnity insurance in Europe according to research by Finaccord.
Most countries in Central and Eastern Europe are experiencing a slowdown in GDP growth, rising insolvency rates and high unemployment due to the economic crisis in the Eurozone, according to the latest Panorama report from credit insurer, Coface.
Polish insurer PZU has made a bid for Croatian insurer Croatia Osiguranje, according to local media reports.
Much has been said about the impact of the financial crisis on economies and citizens, but there are also some less obvious side effects of the financial uncertainty in Europe that are nonetheless significant.
Managing general agents have seen a resurgence of popularity in the UK, but has there been a similar renaissance across the continent? Tim Evershed investigates.
Vienna Insurance Group increased profit before taxes by 5.2% to €159.4m in the first quarter of 2013.
The Croatian government is gearing up to privatize the country's biggest insurance company and seventh biggest bank, according to reports.
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Vienna Insurance Group posted a 5.1% increase in profit before taxes to €587.4m in 2012, the highest profit in the company's history.
The emerging markets of Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Turkey and Poland are projected to see significant bancassurance growth over the next four years, according to a report by data provider Timetric.
Chinese companies are mulling over the idea of captives as a risk management tool and it seems that the trend might spread to Eastern Europe. Anna Pitton investigates.
Talanx showed strong underwriting performance in the first full year results since its initial public offering, but there is still room for improvement according to analysts.
The top five European stories from www.insuranceinsight.com over the past seven days.