The Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) on Monday became the owner of a bank when it completed the acquisition of a 51 per cent controlling stake in IDBI Bank. The insurer will have five nominees on the bank’s board, while the government will have two.
IDBI Bank is now a subsidiary of LIC after allotting 82,75,90,885 equity shares to the insurer at a price of Rs 60.73 per share, aggregating Rs 5,025.96 crore in the final tranche of the preferential issue.
IDBI Bank Monday said insurance behemoth LIC has completed acquisition of 51 per cent controlling stake in the bank, making it the lender's majority shareholder.
"The deal, conceptualised in June 2018, is envisaged as a win-win situation for both IDBI Bank and LIC with an opportunity to create enormous value for shareholders, customers & employees of both entities through mutual synergies," IDBI Bank said in a BSE filing.
The Supreme Court on Friday said it will hear next week an appeal challenging the LIC’s move to acquire 51% in the Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI). The total value of the deal is expected to be Rs 12,000-13,000 crore.
A bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi agreed to hear the case on January 25 after senior counsel Kapil Sibal, appearing for All India IDBI Officers’ Association, sought urgent hearing.
Global Rating agency Standard and Poor's ( S&P) on Monday said the strain on IDBI Bank to meet regulatory capital requirement has eased after Life Insurance Corporation of India infused Rs 14,500 crore as fresh capital in ailing Indian banking entity.
"We are affirming our 'BB/B' foreign currency issuer credit ratings on the bank, and the 'BB' long-term issue rating on the notes issued by the bank's Dubai branch.
Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) on Tuesday gave Hemant Bhargava additional charge as chairman. The announcement to appoint Bhargava, who is currently a managing director, comes after the retirement of VK Sharma on December 31.
VK Sharma was acting as LIC chairman on September 2016 and on December 2016, he took over as chairman after SK Roy resigned, nearly two years ahead of his retirement. Bhargava had taken charge as MD in February, 2017.
State owned life insurer, Life Insurance Corporation, has seen a sharp fall in its net non-performing assets from Rs 70.40 billion in March 2018 to Rs 15.80 billion as of October 31, 2018, according to the figures provided by the finance ministry in reply to a question asked by members of parliament in the Lok Sabha.
“With regard to whether there is risk in LIC’s NPAs and clearing of the NPAs, it may be noted that as per LIC’s inputs, the rising trend in LIC’s gross NPAs over the last three financial years has been reversed in the current financial year”,
The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed a plea challenging the LIC move to acquire 51 per cent stake in the Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI).
Justice Vibhu Bakhru rejected the petition by the All India IDBI Officers Association, which had opposed the move of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) on the ground that change in shareholding could take away the public sector bank status of IDBI.
State-owned insurance behemoth Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) posted a jump in gross non-performing assets (NPAs) at 6.23 per cent in FY18 over 4.73 per cent in the previous financial year. However, it made higher provisions for bad loans, leading to a marginal decline its net NPAs from 1.96 per cent in financial year 2016-17 (FY17) to 1.82 per cent in FY18.
Digital payments service Paytm has entered into a partnership with Life Insurance Corp (LIC) to help customers make insurance premium payments, One97 Communications Ltd, which owns the Paytm brand, said on Wednesday.
The platform now provides online insurance premium payment solutions for over 30 insurance companies including LIC, ICICI Prudential Life, Reliance Life, Max Life Insurance, HDFC Life, TATA AIA, SBI Life, Aditya Birla Sun Life, Canara HSBC Life Insurance, Shri Ram Life and Star Health among others, the company said.
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