IndiaFirst Life Insurance has tied up with five RRBs

By | June 5, 2011

A recent press report said that IndiaFirst Life Insurance has tied up with five Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) in order to sell its products to customers in the surroundings.

Reports said that the insurer has tied up with Bank of Baroda -sponsored RRBs namely Baroda Uttar Pradesh Gramin Bank, Baroda Rajasthan Gramin Bank and Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank, besides Nainital-Almora Kshetriya Gramin Bank and Jhabua-Dhar Kshetriya Gramin Bank.  Grameen Banks are best known for their services and system of solitary lending (personal loan, agricultural loans, business loan etc.)

Mr. P Nandagopal Managing Director and CEO of IndiaFirst Life Insurance said that the new tie-up will help the company to serve customers in rural areas in a better and effective way. He also said that there is an urgent need in the country to not only taking financial services to the rural population but also to make them financially literate for true development to take place.

Reports also said that the insurance company is a joint venture between Bank of Baroda, Andhra Bank and UK’s leading risk, wealth and investment company Legal and General. Bank of Baroda holds a 44% stake in the firm, while Andhra Bank and Legal and General 30% and 26% respectively.

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Pradeep Yuvaraj is a Co-Founder and Director at Finerva Financial Solutions Private Limited, a financial education company focused on personal finance education. He has penned over 250 articles relating to Personal Finance and clocked over 500 hours of educating individuals on managing personal finance. He is a serial entrepreneur and has been associated with 7 Start-ups. His entrepreneurial experience spans industries as varied as Education, Gas Engineering, Automobile Design, Software development and more recently a Pure play presentation design company. Prior to turning entrepreneur in 2005, he has worked for 3 of the top ten companies of the world - Shell, ExxonMobil and Total SA. This experience included handling Branch Operations, Channel Sales and Business Development across 5 states over a period of 8 years. He holds an MBA from Symbiosis and an Electronics Engineering Degree from the University of Pune.

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