South Africa Insurance Report Q1 2016

South Africa Insurance Report Q1 2016

BMI View: South Africa is home to a large and well developed insurance industry, with life insurance inparticular boasting high rates of penetration and density. Both life and non-life are expected to recordhealthy growth in premiums over the forecast period through to 2019, barring short term contractionscaused by currency movements. Some significant structural challenges remain: widespread poverty haslead to high rates of underinsurance in the non-life sector and low household income has also hampered thelife sector where most households which can afford to purchase cover already do so. The dominance ofdomestic firms, particularly in the life sector, also reduces scope for new or greater entry by foreignmultinationals.

Key Updates And Forecasts

Large domestic insurers are pursuing overseas growth potential: Sanlam recently announced it wasbuying a nearly one-third share of Saham Finances in Morocco from the World Bank's InternationalFinance Corporation and buyout firm, The Abraaj Group. The acquisition is reported to have costUSD375mn.

A new report assessing the potential for introducing Compulsory Third Party Motor Property Insurance isdue to be released by The South African Insurance Association (SAIA) by the end of 2015. As little as35% of the national fleet is currently insured and the Road Accident Fund covers some costs, meaninginsurers' exposure remains high.

Absa has reportedly agreed to acquire a 75% stake in Instant Life - an online base life insurer. The costhas not been released.

BMI Industry View
Table: Headline Insurance Forecasts (South Africa 2012-2019)
Industry Forecast
Life Premiums Forecast
Table: Life Premiums (South Africa 2012-2019)
Table: Life Insurance Claims (South Africa 2007-2014)
Non-Life Premiums Forecast
Table: Non-Life Premiums (South Africa 2012-2019)
Table: Non-Life Insurance Claims (South Africa 2008-2014)
Non-Life Sub-Sector Forecast
Table: Non-Life Insurance Premiums by Product Line (South Africa 2012-2019)
Insurance Risk/Reward Index
Sub-Saharan Africa Risk/Reward Index
Table: Sub-Saharan Africa Insurance Risk/Reward Index
Market Overview
Life Market Overview
The Product Offering
The Competitive Landscape
Table: Life Insurance Market (USDmn) 2007-2013
Non-Life Market Overview
The Product Offering
The Competitive Landscape
Table: Non-Life Insurance Market (USDmn) 2007-2013
Company Profile
Liberty Holdings
MMI Holdings
Old Mutual
Sanlam Group
Zurich South Africa
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Indicators
Table: Weighting of Indicators

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