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Bankoosiguranje - nove mogućnosti razvoja finansijskog sektora Srbije
Bancassurance - New Options For The Development Of Serbian Financial Sector

Author(s): Nevenka Vojvodić-Miljković, Dejan Mandić, Bojan Krstić
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу
Keywords: bancassurance; bank; insurance; banking products

Summary/Abstract: In difficult conditions of the global economic crisis, the insurance market manages to grow faster than the long-term global gross domestic product (GDP). Traditional barriers between banking and insurance are being increasingly lowered in the last few decades. This is a result of deregulation and liberalization of the financial services market, as well as a consequence of the appearance of giant financial companies capable of rendering a wide range of financial services. Banking distribution of insurance products is growing faster than traditional sales channels both in the developed and in developing countries, first in life and recently in non-life insurance classes. Bank life insurance is strongly developed in some European countries and has reached high market shares, such as in France and Portugal. Bancassurance is also becoming a major component of the distribution system primarily of life insurance in developing countries, especially in Central and Eastern Europe, stimulated by the expansion of mortgage and consumer loans. In the past few years, bancassurance has been developing in Serbia, where it maintains an upward trend as a sales channel. In the near future, especially with the opening of new bank credit lines and the introduction of tax incentives by the state, this sales channel may bring significant benefits both to banks and insurance companies, as well as to clients in the form of offering all-in-one financial services aimed at saving time, lowering commissions and allowing premium.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 15-29
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English