Category Archives: Insurance

Insurance Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Norges Bank to exclude nine companies from the Government Pension Fund Global

OSLO, 17-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Norges Bank has decided to exclude nine companies from the Government Pension Fund Global. In addition, one company has been placed under observation. The companies Evergreen Marine Corp (Taiwan) Ltd, Korea Line Corp, Precious Shipping PCL … Read the full press release

Prudential to host series of nationwide ‘Planning Matters’ seminars for financial advisers

LONDON, 11-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Prudential will begin 2018 by hosting a series of nationwide ‘Planning Matters’ seminars for financial advisers. At the sessions, which run from 24 January to 22 March 2018 and cover 21 locations across the UK, Prudential’s … Read the full press release

Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited and Prudential Life Assurance (Thailand) Public Company Limited to establish a bancassurance partnership in Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand, 10-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited (“SCB”), a leading bank in Thailand, and Prudential Life Assurance (Thailand) Public Company Limited (“Prudential Thailand”), a subsidiary of Prudential plc, have agreed to establish a bancassurance partnership to … Read the full press release

Robinsons Bank and Prudential’s subsidiary Pru Life UK establish bancassurance partnership in the Philippines

QUEZON CITY, Philippines, 10-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Gonkongwei-led Robinsons Bank and Prudential’s subsidiary Pru Life UK today announced the establishment of a strategic bancassurance partnership, in the Philippines at a press conference held at Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila. Through this partnership, … Read the full press release

Allianz Group and Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society (LV=) complete the first stage in the creation of their joint venture and strategic partnership

Acquisition of 49 percent stake in LV=’s UK General Insurance businesses by Allianz Group is now completed Transaction creates third-largest personal insurer in the UK market Allianz to pay another 213 million pounds for a further 20.9 percent stake in … Read the full press release

Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society (LV=) completed the planned sale of 49 percent stake in its UK General Insurance businesses to Allianz Group

Bournemouth, UK, 02-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society (LV=) announces that it has completed the planned sale of a 49 percent stake in its UK General Insurance businesses (LV=GI) to Allianz Group. Total consideration at this first stage of … Read the full press release

Generali appoints Jaime Anchustegui Melgarejo to the newly created position of Group Chief Operations & Insurance Officer

ROME, 15-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Board of Directors of Assicurazioni Generali, which met today under the chairmanship of Gabriele Galateri di Genola, has approved the creation of the new position of Group Chief Operations & Insurance Officer, as proposed … Read the full press release

Euler Hermes named Virginie Fauvel Chief Transformation Officer and Americas region head

Euler Hermes has appointed Virginie Fauvel, as Chief Transformation Officer as of January 15, 2018, and Head of the Americas region as of April 1, 2018. Once her nomination is approved by the Supervisory Board on February 9, 2018, she … Read the full press release

HET DIGITALE EINDEJAARSVUURWERK VAN ONELIFE!

ER WAS EENS EEN DIGITAAL JAAR … ONELIFE MAAKT ZICH KLAAR VOOR DE TOEKOMST MET ZIJN ROADMAP VOOR TRANSFORMATIE IN 2017 – EN NOG VEEL MEER VOOR 2018. LUXEMBURG, 22-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In 2016 begon OneLife met zijn digitale … Read the full press release

LE FEU D’ARTIFICE DIGITAL DE FIN D’ANNEE DE ONELIFE !

IL ETAIT UNE FOIS UNE ANNEE DIGITALE … ONELIFE SE PREPARE POUR L’AVENIR AVEC LA MISE EN ŒUVRE DE SA FEUILLE DE ROUTE DE 2017 SUR LA TRANSFORMATION ET BIEN D’AUTRES AVANCEES PREVUES EN 2018. LUXEMBOURG, 22-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

ONELIFE’S YEAR-END DIGITAL FIREWORKS!

ONCE UPON A DIGITAL YEAR … ONELIFE GEARS UP FOR THE FUTURE WITH DELIVERY OF 2017 TRANSFORMATION ROADMAP – AND MORE TO COME FOR 2018. LUXEMBOURG, 22-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In 2016, OneLife embarked on a digital transformation journey making … Read the full press release

Jerome Jean Haegeli to succeed Kurt Karl as Swiss Re’s Group Chief Economist at the Swiss Re Institute

ZURICH, 22-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As of 01 January 2018, Jerome Jean Haegeli will become Swiss Re’s Group Chief Economist at the Swiss Re Institute. Current Group Chief Economist Kurt Karl will retire at the end of December 2017 after six … Read the full press release

Swiss Re Institute’s Global insurance review 2017: Prices in non-life insurance and reinsurance expected to increase

Major natural catastrophe events in 2017 and current low prices are expected to push pricing in non-life insurance and reinsurance higher Cyclical upswing in global economy set to continue in 2018 and 2019, supporting insurance premium volume growth Global non-life … Read the full press release

Alliance News riceve un investimento strategico da parte di PA Group e dpa per sostenere l’espansione nell’area EMEA

LONDRA, 21-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alliance News – agenzia stampa leader nella fornitura di notizie in tempo reale sul mondo azionario per investitori e professionisti della finanza – ha ricevuto un investimento da due delle più importanti aziende media europee … Read the full press release

Aviva unveils new app to help employees of corporate customers track and improve their overall health and wellbeing

LONDON, 13-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Aviva has launched a new app to help employees of corporate customers track and improve their overall health and wellbeing and better manage specific conditions and fitness priorities. The app is available to Aviva’s large corporate … Read the full press release

Insurance Europe: EU’s Motor Insurance Directive (MID) is an essential tool in the protection of road traffic accident victims and should be preserved

BRUSSELS, 24-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Insurance Europe has responded to the European Commission’s REFIT consultation on the Motor Insurance Directive (MID), which it said is an essential tool in the protection of road traffic accident victims and should be preserved. It added that … Read the full press release

European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) published Guidelines on Insurance-Based Investment Products (IBIPs)

The Guidelines apply to “execution-only” sales of insurance-based investment products (IBIPs) such as telephone and online sales The Guidelines ensure the appropriate use of “execution-only” sales by defining the types of products to be sold “execution-only” The Guidelines seek to … Read the full press release

Ageas reports the purchase of 40,000 Ageas shares on NYSE Euronext Brussels, 02-10-2017 – 06-10-2017

BRUSSELS, 11-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Further to the initiation of the share buy-back programme announced on 9 August 2017, Ageas reports the purchase of 40,000 Ageas shares on NYSE Euronext Brussels in the period from 02-10-2017 until 06-10-2017. Date Number ofShares Total amount(EUR) Average price(EUR) … Read the full press release

Generali Group announces the global launch of The Human Safety Net

The Procuratie Vecchie, Generali’s historic home in Venice, will open its doors following restoration by world-renowned architect David Chipperfield to become the hub of The Human Safety Net. A global movement connecting communities around the world to create a net … Read the full press release

Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative B3i adds 23 new entrants joining its Market Testing program

23 additional companies join the Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative (B3i) B3i will form company in 2018 for further R&D and commercialization of blockchain prototypes More use cases beyond P&C reinsurance to be developed MUNICH, 04-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Blockchain Insurance … Read the full press release

Interbrand: Allianz brand value now at $10.059 billion

Allianz climbs for the seventh year running to 49th place in global ranking Allianz brand value rises 6 percent in 2017 versus 2016 Allianz brand value now at $10.059 billion, Interbrand study says MUNICH, 04-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — For the … Read the full press release

Wim Henk Steenpoorte appointed member of APG Group NV Executive Board

Heerlen, Netherlands, 27-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — APG appoints Wim Henk Steenpoorte as a member of the Executive Board responsible for Pension Fund Services The Supervisory Board of APG Group NV (APG) announces that Wim Henk Steenpoorte has been appointed member of … Read the full press release

Philipp Bardas will succeed Sabine Stiller as head of the Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) general secretariat

VIENNA, 27-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Philipp Bardas will take over as Head of the Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) General Secretariat on 1 October 2017. In his role as General Secretary, he and his team will be responsible for international and interdepartmental … Read the full press release

Natixis Assurances to acquire 40% of BPCE Assurances for EUR 272 million

PARIS, 15-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Natixis, Macif and Maif announce the signature of an agreement for Natixis Assurances to acquire 40% of BPCE Assurances from Macif (25%) and Maif (15%). Following this transaction, Natixis Assurances will be BPCE Assurances’ sole shareholder. … Read the full press release

World’s first blockchain platform for the marine insurance sector launches

LONDON, 06-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EY and Guardtime announce the world’s first blockchain platform for the marine insurance sector. The platform launches in collaboration with A.P. Møller-Maersk A/S, ACORD, Microsoft, MS Amlin, Willis Towers Watson and XL Catlin and after a … Read the full press release

Allianz Austria names Rémi Vrignaud as the new Chairman of the Board of Management

The Supervisory Board of Allianz Austria has appointed Rémi Vrignaud as the new Chairman of the Board of Management with effect from August 25, 2017. VIENNA, 28-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — He will take over from Wolfram Littich, who has been successfully heading … Read the full press release

Destatis: settlement with statutory health insurance institutions accounted for 70.4% of the receipts of medical practices in 2015

WIESBADEN, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In 2015, settlement with statutory health insurance institutions accounted for the largest part of the receipts of medical practices (70.4%). The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that 26.3% of the receipts came from settlement with … Read the full press release

Protection insurance: Aviva signs new five-year distribution agreement with Countrywide plc

LONDON, 31-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Five-year exclusive partnership agreement to provide market-leading protection insurance to the UK’s largest mortgage broker Aviva announces that it has secured an exclusive new five-year distribution agreement with Countrywide plc to provide its mortgage and rental customers … Read the full press release

Aviva study: growing number of UK motorists seek recorded proof of incidents on the road

17% of UK drivers use dash-cams, while a further 30% plan to use one in the near future 19 million UK motorists could be using dash-cams within the next year ‘Crash for cash’ is a concern for a third of … Read the full press release

Aviva research: Young UK holidaymakers value internet access above anything else

LONDON, 31-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Young holidaymakers value internet access above anything else – including price – when choosing a vacation resort, according to new research from travel insurer Aviva. Aviva’s Holiday Report, which surveyed over 2,000 British holidaymakers, found that … Read the full press release