To provide regularly updated and easily accessible information by the public the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) in accordance with Article 8 of EIOPA Regulation (Regulation EU No 1094/2010) publishes the information regarding registered financial institutions within its area of competence. The registers published by EIOPA are based on the information provided by the National Competent Authorities that are responsible for authorization and/or registration of insurance undertakings.
EIOPA is aware that there may be differences between the information published herein and the lists available in the national public registries due to different underlying national legal frameworks. EIOPA accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever.
The information covered by the Register of Insurance Undertakings refers to insurance companies to which authorisation have been granted to operate within the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
Insurance Register extract (09/02/2017)
The current publication is an excerpt from the Register of Insurance Undertakings. It includes information only on the Domestic undertakings and Third-Country branches. It does not include the cross-border activities of the undertakings, because in this phase of registries information collection process priority was given to the collection of the information needed to support the Solvency II Preparatory data collection requirements as defined in the Guidelines on Submission of Information to National Competent Authorities.
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Explanation of terms used:
"Domestic undertaking" - refers to an undertaking that has been granted the appropriate authorisation for the taking-up of the business of direct insurance or reinsurance in the country where the undertaking has its legal seat.
“Third country branch” means a branch of a third-country insurance undertaking, established in a Member State which requires authorisation in accordance with Article 162 of the Directive 2009/138/EC.
“Home country” – In EU legislation, home Member State is defined as the Member State:
(a) for non-life insurance, the Member State in which the head office of the insurance undertaking covering the risk is situated;
(b) for life insurance, the Member State in which the head office of the insurance undertaking covering the commitment is situated; or
(c) for reinsurance, the Member State in which the head office of the reinsurance undertaking is situated;
“Host country” – In EU legislation, host Member State is defined as the Member
State, other than the home Member State, in which an insurance or a reinsurance undertaking has a branch or provides services; for life and non-life insurance, the Member State of the provisions of services means, respectively, the Member State of the commitment or the Member State in which the risk is situated, where that commitment or risk is covered by an insurance undertaking or a branch situated in another Member State.