Alfa Communications, August 7, 2023

Fitch Ratings, one of the leading rating agencies worldwide, has affirmed ‘B+’ Insurer Financial Strength Rating with stable outlook to Insurance Company Euroins AD (Euroins Bulgaria), the largest subsidiary of Euroins Insurance Group AD (ЕIG), part of Еurohold Bulgaria AD. The same rating has been affirmed to the reinsurance company of the group – EIG Re AD.

On 4 August Fitch announced it has removed both companies from Rating Watch Negative (RWN). This is due to both their results and performance as well as the assessment of the rating agency that the business of the group’s entities remains stable even after the exit from the Romanian market.  

Euroins Bulgaria has been a leading insurer on the Bulgarian market for 25 years and also provides insurance services, through its branches and representatives, in Greece, Poland, Germany, Spain, Italy, the UK and the Netherlands. EIG Re is among the most experienced reinsurance companies in Bulgaria and has been active for more than 20 years. 

According to Fitch, the exit from the Romanian market has not weakened the market position of EIG, although it will reduce the premium income of the group. The rating agency expects the lower operating sales to be offset by the group’s improved risk profile. The stable solvency ratio of EIG of 132% at end-2022, also plays an important role for the assessment, Fitch’ analysis shows. 

At the end of June Fitch confirmed ‘B’ credit rating with stable outlook for the parent company Eurohold and removed the holding from the agency’s RWN as well.

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