OREANDA-NEWS. ‘Expert RA’ rating agency upgraded ‘Prominstrakh’ Insurance Company rating to A, which means high reliability; the rating outlook is stable, which means high probability of maintaining the rating in the mid-term. The Company used to have rating В++, which means acceptable reliability, with the positive outlook.

In 4Q2012, the following positive changes in the Company’s financial standing occurred: the share capital increase; the combined net loss ratio reduction.

At the same time, low reinsurance protection reliability, high operating costs (65.3% for 2012), low insurance portfolio stability and the narrow customer base have a negative impact on the Company rating.

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