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 Regulation (EU) No 1094/2010 publishes information on registered financial institutions within its area of competence.
The Register of Insurance Undertakings is a representation of the information provided by the respective National Competent Authorities that are responsible for authorisation and/or registration of the reported insurance undertakings’ activities. Great care has been taken in compiling all the information presented here.
Each National Competent Authority also publishes a register of insurance undertakings on their website, in case differences still remain between the information published by EIOPA and the lists available on the National Competent Authority website, the information published in the national websites should prevail and the issue should be reported to the relevant National Competent Authority and if possible informing EIOPA. EIOPA does not accept any liability for the completeness, accuracy and correctness of the information.
Please note that the differences between the information published by EIOPA and the lists available in the national public registers may particularly be due to different underlying national legal frameworks.
As of 1 January 2021, potential discrepancies might arise between the information published by EIOPA and some national public registers due to Brexit. Namely, those UK firms engaged only in transitional run-off regimes within the EEA will not appear in EIOPA’s Register while they might be found in some national public registers. Users of EIOPA’s website are hereby informed of these potential discrepancies so that they may wish to consult the national public registers or contact the National Competent Authorities to receive information regarding each specific situation.
The status of EIOPA’s Register of Insurance Undertakings as of 31 December 2020 can be consulted
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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).
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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.