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APRA releases general insurance statistics for September 2015

Thursday 19 November 2015

 

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The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released its Quarterly General Insurance Performance Statistics publication for the September quarter 2015.

The Quarterly General Insurance Performance Statistics publication provides industry aggregate summaries of financial performance, financial position, capital adequacy and key ratios. The publication also includes detailed statistics at a class of business level, a breakdown of operating income and expenses, and more granular solvency information.

Key performance statistics for the general insurance industry in the year ended 30 September 2015:

  September 2014 September 2015 Change
Net earned premium $31.29 billion $31.64 billion +1.1%
Net incurred claims $19.27 billion $22.25 billion +15.5%
Underwriting result $3.99 billion $1.09 billion -72.7%
Investment income $3.38 billion $3.36 billion -0.6%
Net profit after tax $4.66 billion $2.36 billion -49.4%

Key ratios for the general insurance industry in the year ended 30 September 2015:

  September 2014 September 2015 Change
Net loss ratio 62% 70% +8pp
Return on net assets 16.9% 8.6% -8.3pp
Prescribed capital amount coverage ratio 1.85x 1.71x -0.14x

Refer to the September 2015 Quarterly General Insurance Performance Statistics publication.

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The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is the prudential regulator of the financial services industry. It oversees banks, credit unions, building societies, general insurance and reinsurance companies, life insurance, private health insurers, friendly societies, and most members of the superannuation industry. APRA currently supervises institutions holding $6 trillion in assets for Australian depositors, policyholders and superannuation fund members.