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Bharti AXA Life Insurance is on an expansion mode and has brought on board 10,000 more insurance advisors, besides adding 50 new branches this fiscal. The aggressive expansion drive is part of the company’s overall strategy to strengthen its operations and enhance distribution footprint across the country.

AXA Investment Managers, one of Europe’s biggest fund managers, may sell its stake in the Indian mutual fund joint venture with Bank of India. The asset management unit of French insurer AXA Group, which holds 49% in BoI AXA Mutual Fund, has sounded out its domestic partner about its plan.

Cybersecurity insurance, a new buzzword among Indian insurers, has crucial hurdles to overcome before it can live up to the potential promised by the companies. Lack of actuarial data on cyberattacks, murky disclosures by corporate victims and the incredible speed at which a breach may spread globally have companies in a bind. Actuarial data help […]

Insurance regulator Irdai has allowed distribution of all micro-insurance products through point-of-sales (PoS), with an aim further increase insurance penetration in country. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) has created a special category of insurance policies called micro-insurance policies to promote insurance coverage among economically vulnerable sections of society. A micro-insurance policy is […]

LIC Housing Finance (LIC HFL) has made an investment of over Rs.150 crore in Karda Constructions’ portfolio of realty projects. The realty portfolio is of nearly a million square feet development across residential and commercial projects in Nashik, Maharashtra.The real estate projects are being executed by Shree Sainath Land & Developers (India). Investment has been […]

Hero Enterprise has received license to enter insurance broking business to sell both life and general insurance products. After new license, insurance business of Sunil Kant Munjal-promoted Hero Enterprise, currently carried out by Hero Corporate will migrate to Hero Broking. Hero currently offers its general insurance services to the manufacturing, hospitality, education, health, travel and […]

Indian insurance industry is expected to grow to USD 280 billion by 2019-20 aided by the government’s flagship Ayushman Bharat and increasing awareness about need for protection, according to an Assocham-APAS study. Insurance penetration in the country reached 3.7 per cent in 2017 from 2.71 per cent in 2001. Gross premium increased from Rs 3.2 […]

Manipal Group will be acquiring a 16% stake in healthcare insurance provider Cigna TTK Health Insurance Co. Ltd for an undisclosed amount, the firms announced in a joint statement on Monday. Deal marks Manipal’s entry into the insurance business and is expected to help Cigna TTK to expand its distribution network, leveraging the customer base […]

A longer tenure and upfront payment of the premium would save buyers the trouble of annual renewals but would proportionately raise the initial outgo on new vehicles, pushing up the on-road prices. New motor insurance regulations to take effect from Saturday would, fear officials at automobile companies, impel those wishing to buy cars or two-wheelers […]