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Life Insurance Industry Falling in Competition of General Insurance

Posted in life insurance by kishosingh on May 2, 2009

According to the recent news, life insurance premium collection has fallen about 11.6% in the fourth quarter. In the financial year 2009 (April – March) has brought down about 6% according to the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA).

North-zonal Manager, Sanjay Kumar Jha from Bajaj Allianz said to the Economic Times, “The stock market crash in the previous fiscal led to a drop in the demand for unit-linked insurance plans, pulling down sale of new policies.” About the new premium collection ET says, “New premium collection clocked Rs 34,814.55 crore in Q4 against Rs 39,413.16 crore in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal. For the full fiscal, it stood at Rs 87,107.62 crore compared to Rs 92,988.71 crore in the previous fiscal.”

About the down it is said that the market leader LIC (Life Insurance Corporation) has gone more down about 10% whose market share was 60% to 63%. The collection has declined during the year which had been sold this year.

It is being said that LIC’s policy Jeevan Aastha premium collection would have been worse also.

Another news according to IRDA data shows that general insurance sector is in growth from 9% to 12.6%. Among the 16th non-life insurance companies only Reliance has posted negative growth in the sector.

In the other hand Birla Sun Life Insurance Rs 10,000 crore marks in Assets under Management (AUM). According to the Vikram Kotak who is the Chief Investment Officer said to the ET, “it gives us great pleasure to cross the landmark of Rs 10,000 crore of AUM and in the process registering a strong growth of 41 per cent year-on-year.”

On the analysis of Insurance sector we can say that the sector differ company to company not from policy to policy because in the one hand LIC is going down in life insurance where on the other hand BSLI is going up. Like it, in the general insurance policy all the insurance companies going up where Reliance is going down.

Banking and Insurance is in the loss across the world

Posted in insurance by kishosingh on March 7, 2009

One of the largest insurance companies American International Group Inc. has lost about $60 billion in just 92 days. The amount is as high as $470,000 in a minute. You can say that it is equal to the net worth of Bill Gates.

The loss has made a history in the insurance sector. About the loss of AIG it is being said that if $62 billion is distributed in US population then each Americans is able to get about $200.

About the loss of AIG’s loss HT writes, “AIG’s loss amounts to 92 per cent of the $67.4 billion that Americans spent at world’s largest retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in the fourth quarter, which includes the holiday season. It would take a person spending $1 million per day, everyday, the next 169 years to spend as much money as AIG lost during the fourth quarter, which lasted just 92 days.”

With the news it is clear that insurance sector is also in the crisis. There is data which clear about the crisis but what is real cause and internal crisis no one knows because we have the example of one of the biggest technology company Satyam.

On the other hand in the banking sectors there is hot news about HSBC, which is one of the biggest banks of Europe. HSBC bank has announced that there is slump about 70% in its annual net profit. On the bank there is huge debts about 25 billion dollars.

To fight the crisis they are planning to cut 6,100 jobs by shutting most of its HFC branches. About the crisis Stephen Green who is the chairman of HSBC said with Hindustan Times, “”In this difficult environment, we missed our profitability targets. The coming twelve months will be difficult. We expect parts of Asia, the Middle East and Latin America to continue to outperform Western economies, but to be constrained by the global downturn.”

These slowdowns are quite clear now in banking and insurance sectors due to economic crisis. What will be with insurance policy no one knows. What is the planning by corporate companies is not clear still however the job crisis is on the head of common people. There is no way now to survive life.