Interim Report January-September 2017

January-September 2017 compared with January-September 2016 :

  • Operating profit for the Länsförsäkringar Alliance’s non-life insurance operations increased to SEK 6,193 M (3,645). Premiums earned after ceded reinsurance rose to SEK 18,942 M (17,933).
  • The technical result for the Länsförsäkringar Alliance’s non-life insurance operations increased to SEK 1,447 M (1,177). The combined ratio improved to 94% (96).
  • Investment income for the Länsförsäkringar Alliance increased to SEK 5,213 M (3,405).
  • Operating profit for the Bank Group increased to SEK 1,166 M (1,077). Net interest income strengthened to SEK 2,926 M (2,519).
  • Operating profit for Länsförsäkringar Fondliv increased to SEK 454 M (385). Premium income rose to SEK 6,921 M (6,465). Commission income increased to SEK 1,213 M (1,068).
  • Profit for Länsförsäkringar Liv increased to SEK 2,564 M (2,130).

Comments from Johan Agerman, President and CEO of Länsförsäkringar AB, The Länsförsäkringar Alliance´s jointly owned company:
The Länsförsäkringar Alliance is continuing to report very strong earnings. Operating profit for the non-life insurance operations increased to SEK 6.2 billion, with continued solid growth in premiums of almost 6% and a combined ratio of 94%. It is also gratifying that our relatively new products that provide financial security for customers for various stages in life, such as Bo Kvar and children’s insurance, received a positive reception in the market in 2017.

Operating profit for the banking operations increased 8% to SEK 1.2 billion. Länsförsäkringar Bank topped the Swedish Quality Index´s customer satisfaction ranking for both retail and corporate customers, which can be seen in the bank’s steadily increasing customer inflow. This is confirmation that our customers appreciate our strong local presence combined with market-leading digital banking services.

Premium income for the unit-linked insurance operations rose 7% and managed assets increased to SEK 124 billion. Both the scope and quality of Länsförsäkringar’s fund range were expanded in 2017, following our new fund strategy of simplifications and greater choice for customers.

Länsförsäkringar participated in the UN’s annual meeting with the business sector to discuss the finance sector’s contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development goals. It is fantastic that Länsförsäkringar has the opportunity to influence sustainability issues at a global level via the UN to create a more secure future for our customers.

Länsförsäkringar won the Swedish Brand Award for the fourth consecutive year in 2017 and our app is continuing to reap success, also internationally when we won the 2017 Red Dot Awards, one of the largest and most prestigious design competitions in the world. Länsförsäkringar also had three nominations at the 2017 Swedish Design Awards (Svenska Designpriset) for our new graphic identity and our app.

 
The Länsförsäkringar Alliance is not a Group in the legal or practical sense of the term, but an alliance between 23 independent regional insurance companies that jointly own Länsförsäkringar AB. Earnings from the Länsförsäkringar Alliance’s non-life insurance operations consist of the total earnings of the 23 regional insurance companies and the Länsförsäkringar AB Group, excluding life assurance and bank.

For further information, please contact:
Johan Agerman
, President and CEO Länsförsäkringar AB
johan.agerman@lansforsakringar.se
, 08-588 418 02, 070-348 93 50

Malin Rylander Leijon
, CFO Länsförsäkringar AB
malin.rylander-leijon@lansforsakringar.se
, 08-588 408 64, 073-964 08 64

Anna Glennmar
, Investor Relations Länsförsäkringar AB
anna.glennmar@lansforsakringar.se
, 08-588 417 42, 072-141 44 08

Fanny Wallér
, Director of Corporate Communications Länsförsäkringar AB
fanny.waller@lansforsakringar.se
, 08-588 414 69, 070-692 77 79

 
The Länsförsäkringar Alliance comprises 23 local and customer-owned regional insurance companies and the jointly owned Länsförsäkringar AB. Customers are provided with a complete offering of banking and insurance services through their local, regional insurance companies. We offer animal and crop insurance through Agria Djurförsäkring, total solutions for reliable mortgage transactions are offered through Länsförsäkringar Fastighetsförmedling, and financial services such as leasing, repayments and loans through Wasa Kredit.

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Länsförsäkringar is Sweden’s only customer-owned and locally established banking and insurance group. The customers in each of the counties in the country own their local and independent regional insurance company. The 23 regional bank and insurance companies cooperate in the jointly owned Länsförsäkringar AB, which conducts development and provides services within banking, life assurance, non-life insurance and animal insurance. Länsförsäkringar offers a broad range of insurance and banking services for individuals, companies and farming. All companies within the Länsförsäkringar Alliance are environmentally certified in accordance with ISO 14001.