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Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India
Working as an Assistant in LIC of India, Rockfort BO, Trichy, TN. Having a strong belief that LIC's welfare is our welfare and always trying to work towards that. Also functioning as an office bearer of AIIEA Thanjavur Division.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Best Indian Brands 2014: 'LIC has been a financial guardian angel'

Source: ET
Ajay Singh says, 
"The reason to get life insurance is to have someone take care of financial needs of your family if something goes wrong. Nobody does it better than LIC"

I didn't even consider any private insurance brands ...it had to be only Life Insurance Corporation. It's like fill it, shut it and forget it. When you are investing in life, you would look for a life partner rather than somebody you are flirting with. It's always long term and that's why LIC.

I bought my first policy when I was 26, just four years into my first job. It's not that there were no options but it was an easy choice to make. The biggest reason to get life insurance is to have someone take care of the financial needs of your family if something goes wrong. And I don't think anybody does it better than LIC. I've also bought policies for my wife and 10 year-old daughter.

This year, I am planning to have a policy for my son who will soon turn two. What works best for LIC is the trust that the brand enjoys. It may be not be aggressive in terms of communications or may not have the best of customer service or maybe viewed by the new generation as a 'desi' brand, but that doesn't matter.

It's not a T20 but a Test match. The very thought that your money is safe with LIC is so comforting that any deficiency in service can be ignored. And what's wrong with being desi?

(The writer Ajay Singh works in an HR firm.)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

"LIC" - the largest profit earner among financial institutions and banks in India

LIC does not have a concept of profit in its business and its profits are known as Surplus Fund Transfer which is distributed among unit holders (95 per cent) and the government (5 per cent)

Source: Indian Express
LIC has managed to post 
a profit of Rs 26,384 crore!
Life Insurance Corporation, India’s largest financial institution, has increased its presence in the equity market with a 60 per cent rise in its investments in equities in FY14.

The corporation bought stocks worth Rs 53,373 crore during 2013-14 as against Rs 33,205 crore in fiscal 2012-13, making it the largest domestic investor in Indian markets, said an official. It has booked a profit Rs 21,257 crore from the capital market in the year ended March 2014 in spite of a challenging environment.

This is the second year in succession that LIC made bumper profits from the market as the corporation had realised a profit of Rs 21,000 crore in the previous fiscal.

However, LIC was unable to take on the combined might of foreign institutional investors in terms of inflows. During FY14, FIIs pumped in a net amount of