UK Solvency ratio distribution 2016 – 2023

As the Brexited United Kingdom prepears to boldly step into the world of Solvency UK, which not only sounds but also looks remarkably like the European Solvency II, we take stock of the Solvency II ratios (soon to be Solvency UK ratios) of the UK insurance market.

The historgram charts below show the distribution of ratios of 153 UK solo insurers that provided figures between 2016 – 2023.

UK solvency ratio distribution 2016 - 2023
SOURCE: Solvency II Wire Data

The chart divides the ratios into buckets of 100% (lower threshold <100%, upper threshold >1,000%)

The most notable change is the reduction in the number of firms reporting a ratio of between 100% – 200% (down from 87 to 69) and the increase in the adjacent bracket 200% – 300% (up from 32 to 46).

The number of entities with a ratio above 500% rose from 12 to 15.

Further 2023 SFCR analysis from Solvency II Wire Data

Insurance asset allocation of Europe’s largest groups 2016 – 2023

SFCR 2023: Solvency II template S.25.05 partial and full internal model reporting

AXA Group reports highest Solvency II ratio to date

L&G solvency ratio down

LV= returns to tier 3 capital

Eurovita portfolio transfer to Cronos Vita details

Drivers of Solvency II ratio change 7 European insurance groups 2022 – 2023

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Datasets available on Solvency II Wire Data

    • Bermuda Financial Statements: data for 226 insurers 2016 – 2022 (1090 reports) selected tables

    • Israel Economic Solvency Ratio Reports: all available data 2016 – 2022