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Synopsis
Timetric’s 'Life Insurance in Ireland, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2019' report provides detailed analysis of the market trends, drivers and challenges in the Irish life insurance segment.

It provides key performance indicators such as written premium, incurred loss, loss ratio, commissions and expenses, total assets, total investment income and retentions during the review period (2010–2014) and forecast period (2014–2019).

The report also analyzes distribution channels operating in the segment, gives a comprehensive overview of Irish economy and demographics, and provides detailed information on the competitive landscape in the country.

The report brings together Timetric’s research, modeling and analysis expertise, giving insurers access to information on segment dynamics and competitive advantages, and profiles of insurers operating in the country. The report also includes details of insurance regulations, and recent changes in the regulatory structure.

Summary
Timetric’s 'Life Insurance in Ireland, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2019' report provides in-depth market analysis, information and insights into the Irish life insurance segment, including:

- Irish life insurance segment’s growth prospects by life insurance category

- Key trends, drivers and challenges for the life insurance segment

- A comprehensive overview of Irish economy and demographics

- The various distribution channels in the Irish life insurance segment

- Details of the competitive landscape in the life insurance segment in Ireland

- Details of regulatory policy applicable to the Irish insurance industry

Scope
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the life insurance segment in Ireland:

- It provides historical values for the Irish life insurance segment for the report’s 2010–2014 review period, and projected figures for the 2014–2019 forecast period.

- It offers a detailed analysis of the key categories in the Irish life insurance segment, and market forecasts to 2019.

- It analyzes the various distribution channels for life insurance products in Ireland.

- It profiles the top life insurance companies in Ireland and outlines the key regulations affecting them.

Reasons To Buy
- Make strategic business decisions using in-depth historic and forecast market data related to the Irish life insurance segment, and each category within it.

- Understand the demand-side dynamics, key market trends and growth opportunities in the Irish life insurance segment.

- Assess the competitive dynamics in the life insurance segment.

- Identify growth opportunities and market dynamics in key product categories.

- Gain insights into key regulations governing the Irish insurance industry, and their impact on companies and the industry's future.

Key Highlights
- The segment is one of the most highly developed and matured insurance segments in Europe.

- A low interest rate negatively impacted the segment during the review period.

- The Irish life segment is moderately concentrated, with the 10 leading companies accounting for 75.4% of the segment’s net written premium in 2014.

- Direct marketing accounted for 53.2% of the total commissions paid in 2014.

- The Irish government increased the country’s retirement age from 65 to 66, effective January 1, 2014.

- Investments in government securities and corporate bonds offered fewer returns during the review period due to low interest rates.

Table Of Contents

Life Insurance in Ireland, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2019
Table of Contents
1 Key Facts and Highlights
2 Executive Summary
3 Introduction
3.1 What is this Report About?
3.2 Definitions
3.3 Methodology
4 Economy and Demographics
5 Life Insurance Outlook
5.1 Key Drivers
5.2 Key Trends
5.3 Challenges
5.4 Life Insurance Growth Prospects
6 Analysis by Distribution Channel
6.1 Direct Marketing
6.2 Brokers
6.3 Agencies
7 Competitive Landscape and Strategic Insights
7.1 Overview
7.2 Leading Companies in the Irish Life Insurance Segment
7.2.1 Intesa Sanpaolo Life Ltd - company overview
7.2.2 Irish Life Assurance Plc - company overview
7.2.3 Axa MPS Financial Ltd - company overview
7.2.4 Darta Saving Life Assurance Ltd - company overview
7.2.5 Zurich Life Assurance Plc - company overview
7.2.6 Generali PanEurope Ltd - company overview
7.2.7 New Ireland Assurance Company Plc - company overview
7.2.8 AZ Life Ltd - company overview
7.2.9 MetLife Europe Ltd - company overview
7.2.10 Standard Life Assurance Ltd - company overview
8 Governance, Risk and Compliance
8.1 Legislation Overview and Historical Evolution
8.2 Latest Changes in Regulations
8.3 Legislation and Market Practice by Type of Insurance
8.3.1 Life insurance
8.3.2 Property insurance
8.3.3 Motor insurance
8.3.4 Liability insurance
8.3.5 Marine, aviation and transit insurance
8.3.6 Personal accident and health insurance
8.4 Compulsory Insurance
8.4.1 Social security insurance
8.4.2 Motor third-party liability insurance
8.4.3 Air carriers and aircraft operators insurance
8.4.4 Professional indemnity insurance for alternative investment fund managers
8.4.5 Public liability for vessels licensed to carry more than 12 passengers
8.4.6 Passenger liability insurance for railway operators
8.4.7 Professional indemnity insurance for solicitors
8.4.8 Professional indemnity insurance for accountants
8.4.9 Professional indemnity insurance for brokers
8.5 Supervision and Control
8.5.1 International Association of Insurance Supervisors
8.5.2 European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority
8.5.3 Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA)
8.5.4 Central Bank of Ireland
8.6 Non-Admitted Insurance Regulations
8.6.1 Overview
8.6.2 Intermediaries
8.6.3 Market practices
8.6.4 Fines and penalties
8.7 Company Registration and Operations
8.7.1 Types of insurance organization
8.7.2 Establishing a local company
8.7.3 Foreign ownership
8.7.4 Types of license
8.7.5 Capital requirements
8.7.6 Solvency margins
8.7.7 Reserve requirements
8.7.8 Investment regulations
8.7.9 Statutory return requirements
8.7.10 Fee structure
8.8 Taxation
8.8.1 Insurance premium or policy taxation
8.8.2 Withholding taxes on premium paid overseas
8.8.3 Corporate tax
8.8.4 VAT
8.8.5 Captives
8.9 Legal System
8.9.1 Introduction
8.9.2 Access to court
8.9.3 Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
9 Appendix
9.1 Contact Timetric
9.2 About Timetric
9.3 Timetric's Services
9.4 Disclaimer

List of Tables
Table 1: Irish Life Insurance - Key Facts, 2014
Table 2: Insurance Industry Definitions
Table 3: Irish Government Credit Ratings
Table 4: Irish Life Insurance - Gross Written Premium (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Table 5: Irish Life Insurance - Gross Written Premium (EUR Billion), 2014-2019
Table 6: Irish Life Insurance - Direct Written Premium (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Table 7: Irish Life Insurance - Direct Written Premium (EUR Billion), 2014-2019
Table 8: Irish Life Insurance - New Business Direct Written Premium (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Table 9: Irish Life Insurance - New Business Direct Written Premium (EUR Billion), 2014-2019
Table 10: Irish Life Insurance - Paid Claims (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Table 11: Irish Life Insurance - Paid Claims (EUR Billion), 2014-2019
Table 12: Irish Life Insurance - Incurred Loss (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Table 13: Irish Life Insurance - Incurred Loss (EUR Billion), 2014-2019
Table 14: Irish Life Insurance - Commissions and Expenses (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Table 15: Irish Life Insurance - Commissions and Expenses (EUR Billion), 2014-2019
Table 16: Irish Life Insurance - Net Written Premium (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Table 17: Irish Life Insurance - Net Written Premium (EUR Billion), 2014-2019
Table 18: Irish Life Insurance - Net Written Premium (Percentage of Gross Written Premium), 2010-2014
Table 19: Irish Life Insurance - Net Written Premium (Percentage of Gross Written Premium), 2014-2019
Table 20: Irish Life Insurance - Renewal Business Direct Written Premium (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Table 21: Irish Life Insurance - Renewal Business Direct Written Premium (EUR Billion), 2014-2019
Table 22: Irish Life Insurance - Number of Policies per Capita, 2010-2014
Table 23: Irish Life Insurance - Number of Policies per Capita, 2014-2019
Table 24: Irish Life Insurance - Total Assets (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Table 25: Irish Life Insurance - Total Assets (EUR Billion), 2014-2019
Table 26: Irish Life Insurance - Direct Marketing Value of Commissions (EUR Million), 2010-2014
Table 27: Irish Life Insurance - Direct Marketing Value of Commissions (EUR Million), 2014-2019
Table 28: Irish Life Insurance - Direct Marketing New Business Direct Written Premium (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Table 29: Irish Life Insurance - Direct Marketing New Business Direct Written Premium (EUR Billion), 2014-2019
Table 30: Irish Life Insurance - New Policies Sold Through Direct Marketing (Thousand), 2010-2014
Table 31: Irish Life Insurance - New Policies Sold Through Direct Marketing (Thousand), 2014-2019
Table 32: Irish Life Insurance - Brokers' Value of Commissions (EUR Million), 2010-2014
Table 33: Irish Life Insurance - Brokers' Value of Commissions (EUR Million), 2014-2019
Table 34: Irish Life Insurance - Brokers' New Business Direct Written Premium (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Table 35: Irish Life Insurance - Brokers' New Business Direct Written Premium (EUR Billion), 2014-2019
Table 36: Irish Life Insurance - New Policies Sold Through Brokers (Thousand), 2010-2014
Table 37: Irish Life Insurance - New Policies Sold Through Brokers (Thousand), 2014-2019
Table 38: Irish Life Insurance - Agencies' Value of Commissions (EUR Million), 2010-2014
Table 39: Irish Life Insurance - Agencies' Value of Commissions (EUR Million), 2014-2019
Table 40: Irish Life Insurance - Agencies' New Business Direct Written Premium (EUR Million), 2010-2014
Table 41: Irish Life Insurance - Agencies' New Business Direct Written Premium (EUR Million), 2014-2019
Table 42: Irish Life Insurance - New Policies Sold Through Agencies (Thousand), 2010-2014
Table 43: Irish Life Insurance - New Policies Sold Through Agencies (Thousand), 2014-2019
Table 44: Irish Life Insurance - Segment Shares (%), 2014
Table 45: Intesa Sanpaolo Life Ltd, Key Facts
Table 46: Intesa Sanpaolo Life Ltd, Key Financials (EUR Million), 2010-2014
Table 47: Irish Life Assurance Plc, Key Facts
Table 48: Irish Life Assurance Plc, Key Financials (EUR Million), 2010-2014
Table 49: Axa MPS Financial Ltd, Key Facts
Table 50: Axa MPS Financial Ltd, Key Financials (EUR Million), 2010-2014
Table 51: Darta Saving Life Assurance Ltd, Key Facts
Table 52: Darta Saving Life Assurance Ltd, Key Financials (EUR Million), 2010-2014
Table 53: Zurich Life Assurance Plc, Key Facts
Table 54: Zurich Life Assurance Plc, Key Financials (EUR Million), 2010-2014
Table 55: Generali PanEurope Ltd, Key Facts
Table 56: Generali PanEurope Ltd, Key Financials (EUR Million), 2010-2014
Table 57: New Ireland Assurance Company Plc, Key Facts
Table 58: New Ireland Assurance Company Plc, Key Financials (EUR Million), 2010-2014
Table 59: AZ Life Ltd, Key Facts
Table 60: AZ Life Ltd, Key Financials (EUR Million), 2010-2014
Table 61: MetLife Europe Ltd, Key Facts
Table 62: MetLife Europe Ltd, Key Financials (EUR Million), 2010-2014
Table 63: Standard Life Assurance Ltd, Key Facts
Table 64: Standard Life Assurance Ltd, Key Financials (EUR Million), 2010-2014
Table 65: Ireland - Insurance Regulatory Framework Key Features
Table 66: Ireland - Life Insurance Regulatory Framework
Table 67: Ireland - Property Insurance Regulatory Framework
Table 68: Ireland - Motor Insurance Regulatory Framework
Table 69: Ireland - Liability Insurance Regulatory Framework
Table 70: Ireland - Minimum Cover for Aircraft Third-Party Liability Per Accident Per Aircraft
Table 71: Ireland - Insurance Funding Levy
Table 72: Ireland - Corporate Tax Rates for the Financial Year 2016

List of Figures
Figure 1: Irish Real GDP (EUR Billion), 2010-2019
Figure 2: EUR-US$ Exchange Rate, 2010-2019
Figure 3: Irish Consumer Price Inflation, 2010-2019
Figure 4: Irish Current Account Balance as Percentage of GDP (%), 2010-2019
Figure 5: Irish Unemployment Rate, 2010-2019
Figure 6: Irish Population by Age Group, 2001-2025
Figure 7: Irish Life Insurance - Gross Written Premium (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Figure 8: Irish Life Insurance - Gross Written Premium (EUR Billion), 2014-2019
Figure 9: Irish Life Insurance - Direct Written Premium (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Figure 10: Irish Life Insurance - Direct Written Premium (EUR Billion), 2014-2019
Figure 11: Irish Life Insurance - New Business Direct Written Premium (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Figure 12: Irish Life Insurance - New Business Direct Written Premium (EUR Billion), 2014-2019
Figure 13: Irish Life Insurance - Paid Claims (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Figure 14: Irish Life Insurance - Paid Claims (EUR Billion), 2014-2019
Figure 15: Irish Life Insurance - Incurred Loss (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Figure 16: Irish Life Insurance - Incurred Loss (EUR Billion), 2014-2019
Figure 17: Irish Life Insurance - Commissions and Expenses (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Figure 18: Irish Life Insurance - Commissions and Expenses (EUR Billion), 2014-2019
Figure 19: Irish Life Insurance - Net Written Premium (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Figure 20: Irish Life Insurance - Net Written Premium (EUR Billion), 2014-2019
Figure 21: Irish Life Insurance - Net Written Premium (Percentage of Gross Written Premium), 2010-2014
Figure 22: Irish Life Insurance - Net Written Premium (Percentage of Gross Written Premium), 2014-2019
Figure 23: Irish Life Insurance - Renewal Business Direct Written Premium (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Figure 24: Irish Life Insurance - Renewal Business Direct Written Premium (EUR Billion), 2014-2019
Figure 25: Irish Life Insurance - Number of Active Policies (Thousand), 2010-2014
Figure 26: Irish Life Insurance - Number of Active Policies (Thousand), 2014-2019
Figure 27: Irish Life Insurance - Number of New Policies Sold (Thousand), 2010-2014
Figure 28: Irish Life Insurance - Number of New Policies Sold (Thousand), 2014-2019
Figure 29: Irish Life Insurance - Number of Policies per Capita, 2010-2014
Figure 30: Irish Life Insurance - Number of Policies per Capita, 2014-2019
Figure 31: Irish Life Insurance - Total Assets (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Figure 32: Irish Life Insurance - Total Assets (EUR Billion), 2014-2019
Figure 33: Irish Life Insurance - Investment Portfolio (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Figure 34: Irish Life Insurance - Investment Portfolio, 2010 and 2014
Figure 35: Irish Life Insurance - Penetration (Ratio of Direct Premium to GDP), 2010-2014
Figure 36: Irish Life Insurance - Insurance Density (Direct Premium per Capita), 2010-2014
Figure 37: Irish Life Insurance - Total Investments (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Figure 38: Irish Life Insurance - New Business Gross Written Premium by Distribution Channel (Percentage Share), 2014 and 2019
Figure 39: Irish Life Insurance - Direct Marketing Value of Commissions (EUR Million), 2010-2014
Figure 40: Irish Life Insurance - Direct Marketing Value of Commissions (EUR Million), 2014-2019
Figure 41: Irish Life Insurance - Direct Marketing New Business Direct Written Premium (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Figure 42: Irish Life Insurance - Direct Marketing New Business Direct Written Premium (EUR Billion), 2014-2019
Figure 43: Irish Life Insurance - New Policies Sold Through Direct Marketing (Thousand), 2010-2014
Figure 44: Irish Life Insurance - New Policies Sold Through Direct Marketing (Thousand), 2014-2019
Figure 45: Irish Life Insurance - Brokers' Value of Commissions (EUR Million), 2010-2014
Figure 46: Irish Life Insurance - Brokers' Value of Commissions (EUR Million), 2014-2019
Figure 47: Irish Life Insurance - Brokers' New Business Direct Written Premium (EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Figure 48: Irish Life Insurance - Brokers' New Business Direct Written Premium (EUR Billion), 2014-2019
Figure 49: Irish Life Insurance - New Policies Sold Through Brokers (Thousand), 2010-2014
Figure 50: Irish Life Insurance - New Policies Sold Through Brokers (Thousand), 2014-2019
Figure 51: Irish Life Insurance - Agencies' Value of Commissions (EUR Million), 2010-2014
Figure 52: Irish Life Insurance - Agencies' Value of Commissions (EUR Million), 2014-2019
Figure 53: Irish Life Insurance - Agencies' New Business Direct Written Premium (EUR Million), 2010-2014
Figure 54: Irish Life Insurance - Agencies' New Business Direct Written Premium (EUR Million), 2014-2019
Figure 55: Irish Life Insurance - New Policies Sold Through Agencies (Thousand), 2010-2014
Figure 56: Irish Life Insurance - New Policies Sold Through Agencies (Thousand), 2014-2019
Figure 57: Irish Life Insurance - Segment Shares (%), 2014
Figure 58: Ireland - The Three Pillars of Solvency II
Figure 59: Ireland - Insurance Supervision and Control at Various Levels
Figure 60: Ireland - Insurance Regulatory Frameworks for Company Registration and Operation

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