Tag: life insurance

How has business been in September after the regulatory changes were introduced?

Business has been a bit slow in September. But it was expected. ULIPs were withdrawn. New ULIPs were introduced. It takes about two weeks to train, explain the features and changes to the agents and distributors. For us, even pre-September, there was not much spike. We grew at a normal pace only. We did not sell our policies to people saying that unit-linked policies will not be available before September. We have introduced two ULIPs post-September. Each of them has a regular premium and a single premium option.

SBI Life Insurance launches new ULIPs

Leading the array of Unit Linked Life Insurance Plans (ULIPs) being introduced, SBI Life, the leading new generation life insurer, has launched Smart Performer and Unit Plus Super. These products are part of the new range that would address long term wealth-creation and protection needs of varied customer segments.

SEBI, IRDA working on insurance IPOs

Life insurance majors like SBI Life Insurance, HDFC Standard Life, Reliance Life and ICICI Prudential may be able to launch initial public offers in the current fiscal itself as the insurance regulator IRDA and capital market regulator SEBI, fresh out of a turf war, have resumed the process for listing these companies. The necessary guidelines are under preparation.

Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Plans Expansion

HSBC InvestDirect currently has a strong network of 77 branches which will help Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Company reach out to more than 1.3 lakh customers with need-based life insurance solutions. This is in addition to the existing customer base of 48 million of the three distribution partners – Canara Bank, HSBC and Oriental Bank of Commerce and 4.6 million customers of two Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) – Pragathi Gramin Bank and Shreyas Gramin Bank.