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Insurance intermediaries. Companies. By legal status

Insurance intermediaries. Companies. By legal status Catalonia
Insurance brokers Natural persons Public limited companies Limited liability companies Others Agents d'assegurances vinculats Natural persons Public limited companies Limited liability companies Others Total
2022 506 136 10 359 1 79 23 0 56 0 585
2021 522 142 11 368 1 78 23 0 55 0 600
2020 528 143 11 373 1 80 25 0 55 0 608
2019 547 152 11 383 1 83 27 0 56 0 630
2018 566 161 13 391 1 92 29 0 62 1 658
2017 565 166 13 386 0 98 33 0 64 1 663
2016 567 169 13 385 0 102 36 0 65 1 669
2015 588 181 13 394 0 104 39 0 64 1 692
2014 585 179 15 391 0 98 39 0 59 0 683
2013 592 183 16 393 0 95 39 1 55 0 687
2012 604 195 18 391 0 87 34 1 52 0 691
2011 610 197 18 395 0 80 32 1 47 0 690
2010 624 207 18 399 0 0 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available 624
2009 641 220 18 403 0 0 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available 641
2008 641 223 18 399 1 0 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available 641
2007 639 227 19 392 1 0 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available 639
2006 654 243 19 390 2 0 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available 654
2005 602 231 18 351 2 0 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available 602
2004 607 235 19 352 1 0 .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available .. Confidential data, low reliability or not available 607
Source: Ministry of the Economy and Finance.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: November 6, 2023.

ASS

These statistics have a specific section with all the information available: Statistics on the Private Insurance Mediation Sector (ASS).

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Tied insurance agent
Professional that conducts mediation activities within the terms agreed in contracts signed with various insurance companies.
Insurance broker
Professional that conducts insurance mediation activities without being bound by contractual ties to insurance companies, and offer independent, professional and impartial advisory services to those seeking cover for risks to themselves, their assets, their interests or their liabilities.
Insurance intermediary
Professional that performs activities that involve presenting, proposing or doing work prior to the signing of an insurance or reinsurance contract, or the signing of such contracts, as well as assisting with the management and execution of the aforesaid contracts, especially in the case of a claim. Insurance intermediaries are divided into insurance brokers and insurance agents. Insurance agents can be exclusive or tied. Insurance brokers and insurance agents can be natural persons or legal entities.

Methodological aspects

Order ECO/326/2011, of November 7, on record books and the duty for private insurance and reinsurance intermediaries to provide statistical, accounting and business reports, published in the Diari Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya no. 6015, of November 29, 2011, establishes that insurance intermediaries must present statistical and accounting details of their activity every year.

All intermediaries that, during a given year, are included in the Special Administrative Register of Insurance Intermediaries, Insurance Brokers and their Senior Officials, which is part of the Directorate General of Financial Politics, Insurance and Treasury, must present the forms stipulated by Order ECO/326/2011 via the Virtual Office of Insurance Intermediaries (MEDCAT).

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".