Private non-life insurer SBI General Insurance reported a 53 per cent growth in profit after tax at Rs 300 crore for the first half of the current financial year. It had reported a profit after tax of Rs 196 crore in the same period of the previous fiscal. The company’s gross written premium (GWP) grew 17 per cent to Rs 3,658 crore in the April-September period, from Rs 3,118 crore in the year-ago period, the insurer said in a release. It recorded an underwriting profit of Rs 56 crore, as against Rs 37 crore in the year-ago period. “Our strong distribution network and diversified products portfolio have enabled us to strike a growth rate of 17 per cent against the industry growth rate of 1.6 per cent. Led by health, we expect to close this year with an overall growth of 20 per cent,” the bank’s managing director and CEO P C Kandpal said in the release. Since August, there has been an uptick in the motor segment, however it will still be some time before the segment will come back to pre-COVID level, he said. On back of massive increase in use of personal mode of commute due to… Read full this story
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