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News 2018

  1. Baloise increases its profit and dividend

    “I’m delighted to be able to again present excellent annual financial results for the Baloise Group. There was a strong improvement in earnings in the life business, along with very healthy growth in investment-type premiums. The non-life business again proved robust, registering a significant increase in the volume of business and sustained high profitability. The level of cash being generated for the holding company is already on our target run-rate for 2021. And thanks to various digital initiatives in all our core markets, we occupy a leading position as we move forward rapidly into the insurance industry of the future,” says Gert De Winter, CEO of the Baloise Group. “We attracted 118,000 new customers in 2017. Our success over the past twelve months confirms that we are on course to achieve the targets of our Simply Safe strategy by 2021, which is why the Board of Directors will ask the 2018 Annual General Meeting to raise the dividend by 8 per cent to CHF 5.60,” he adds.

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  2. Baloise has just made online claims reporting a whole lot easier – and is blazing a trail for the Swiss insurance industry

    Baloise is revolutionising the claims reporting process in the Swiss insurance market. Instead of facing countless forms and endless industry jargon, customers will now be offered an interactive online chat with photo and voice recognition. Claims can be reported in minutes – and customers don't have to painstakingly type in the answers to dozens of questions. Baloise was able to draw on its in-depth internal know-how concerning the latest black-box processing and artificial intelligence technologies to develop the system.

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  3. Baloise invests in omni:us – core business optimisation driven by artificial intelligence

    The Baloise Group is investing in another start-up business through its investment partnership Anthemis Baloise Strategic Ventures. The investment target is omni:us, a Berlin-based service provider that specialises in the extraction of relevant data points from heterogeneous document streams using artificial intelligence. The software products developed by omni:us are tailored to the needs of the insurance industry. They can analyse a variety of documents and classify and extract specific information required to execute the relevant workflows via automated processes. At present, this task often still has to be done manually. A particularly impressive feature is that these programmes are even capable of recognising handwritten texts and putting current and historical documents into their appropriate context. This use of artificial intelligence prevents human errors and lets a computer take care of monotonous administrative tasks, which are costly and time-consuming when carried out by staff.

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News 2017

  1. Nico Hischier becomes brand ambassador for Basler Insurance

    Nico Hischier is the new brand ambassador for Basler Insurance. The 18-year-old ice hockey sensation from the canton of Valais was the first Swiss player to be chosen as the top overall pick in the North American NHL draft. Basler Insurance and Nico Hischier have initially agreed a three-year collaboration.

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News 2016

  1. Baloise increases its share buy-back programme

    Baloise is increasing the volume of share repurchases announced at the Investor Day in October 2016 from one million to three million. As part of its positive shareholder policy, Baloise is thus counteracting the dilution of earnings per share resulting from a convertible bond that reached maturity in November 2016.

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News 2015

  1. Changes to Baloise Board of Directors and new CEO for Belgium

    Belgian Hugo Lasat is to join the Board of Directors of Bâloise Holding Ltd. At the same time, Eveline Saupper has announced that she will not be standing for re-election. Henk Janssen has been appointed new CEO of Baloise Insurance in Belgium.

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News 2014

  1. Basler Germany: Change to management team

    Jürg Schiltknecht, the acting Deputy CEO and CFO of Basler Versicherungen in Germany, will become CEO of Basler Versicherungen in Germany as of 1 May 2015. He will succeed Jan De Meulder, who is set to retire on 30 April 2015.

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