The average European insurer had a solvency ratio of 237% at end-2017, nine percentage points higher than at end-2016.

Country-level data published by the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (Eiopa), however, shows a wide dispersion of ratios across jurisdictions.

Latvian insurers reported the lowest average solvency ratio among the sample of 30 countries, at 135%, down from 142% in 2016. Maltese firms stayed top of the table with an average of 361%, up from 352% the