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Cyprus

Cyprus

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Providing expert analysis, independent market insight and company data on the insurance industry.

Insurance market reports are produced following a country visit with interviews with professionals working in the sector with systematic updates to information throughout the cycle. Covering market developments, macroeconomic factors and comprehensive details of the regulatory environment including relevant taxation as well as market indicators and company statistics.

Axco’s Cyprus Non-Life Insurance Market Report (P&C) also comprises a detailed analysis of lines of business and sub-classes such as natural hazards, property, construction and machinery breakdown, motor, workers compensation & employers’ liability and liability.

The Life & Benefits Report for Cyprus includes detail on social security, healthcare, individual life assurance and pensions information as well as market statistics and life company statistics

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Country Information

Time-zone
Capital city
Currency
Population
Real GDP growth (%)
Inflation (%)
latest GWP
Insurance Penetration (%)
GMT+2
Nicosia
EUR
0.9 mn
2.27%
0.87%
384.21
1.54

Situated in the eastern part of the Mediterranean, The Republic of Cyprus became independent of Britain in 1960. Long-standing tensions between Greek and Turkish sovereignty erupted in 1974 when Turkey invaded the northern third of the island before UN forces stopped their advance.  Cyprus was then partitioned along the lines that exist today, with Turkey occupying much of Northern Cyprus.

The insurance market in Cyprus is well developed and penetration in both the life and P&C sector is good. Motor and Property account for much of the premiums written. General liability insurance is popular, particularly for hotels and restaurants and employers' liability is compulsory, as is professional indemnity insurance for certain professions. Some specialist lines require extensive foreign reinsurance.

In the life market, a wide range of risk products is available including unit-linked, term life, disability and critical illness. Private medical insurance (PMI) cover is available as an additional benefit with some contracts.

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