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Bharti AXA Life Insurance posts 33% growth in weighted new biz premium for H1-FY22

01:01 PM Nov 29, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

Bharti AXA Life Insurance, a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises, one of India’s leading business groups, and AXA, insurance company, today, said the company outperformed the private and overall industry growth by registering 33 per cent growth in its Weighted New Business Premium to Rs 285 crore in H1-FY22 from Rs 214 crore in the corresponding fiscal period a year ago.

The company recorded growth of 53 per cent in weighted new business premium in the month of September 2021 and outperformed the private sector by 1.5X.

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Bharti AXA Life Insurance registered 8 per cent growth in its renewal premium to Rs 645 crore in the first half of the financial year 2022 from Rs 594 crore in the corresponding fiscal period a year ago.

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Total premium income grew moderately to Rs 1,024 crore in the April-September period of this fiscal from Rs 912 crore in the first six months of the last financial year.

The 13th month persistency ratio for Bharti AXA Life insurance improved to 64.4 per cent in H1-FY22, up from 60.7 per cent for the same period last year, indicative of the quality of business being underwritten.

The Company’s solvency ratio stood at 188 per cent on September 30, 2021, well above the regulatory requirement of 150%. The company recorded a surge of 28 per cent in its asset under management at Rs 10,256 crore as on September 30, 2021 against Rs 7,987 crore in the corresponding period of the last fiscal. The company’s AUM has grown 2X over the last three years.

In line with the focus on customer centricity endeavors to support customers during the pandemic, the company has disbursed Rs 106 crore in covid related claims for the first half of the financial year 2022.

Parag Raja, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Bharti AXA Life Insurance, said, “We have registered steady performance on many parameters and achieved one of the highest industry growth for our new business premium collection in the first six months of the current financial year. Further, our asset under management saw a strong growth of 28 per cent and has doubled over the past three years.”

“We have already witnessed a strong start with our new bancassurance partners - Fincare Small Finance Bank, Shivalik Bank and Utkarsh Small Finance Bank, and are actively pursuing opportunities for strategic tie-ups and alliances to ensure sustained business growth over the next few years,” said Raja.

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