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Axis sees 20% stake in Max Life

‘The bank currently holds about 13 per cent and we are hopeful that over the next 2-3 quarters they would be able to take it to 20 per cent’
Under the deal, the Axis entities also have the right to acquire an additional stake of up to 7 per cent in Max Life.
Under the deal, the Axis entities also have the right to acquire an additional stake of up to 7 per cent in Max Life.
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PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 29.08.22, 01:32 AM

Axis Bank is likely to raise its stake in Max Life Insurance to about 20 per cent over the next 6-9 months, the insurance company’s CEO Prashant Tripathy said.

Currently, Axis Bank and its two subsidiaries — Axis Capital Ltd and Axis Securities Ltd — collectively own 12.99 per cent of Max Life Insurance post approval of the deal in April last year.

“The bank currently holds about 13 per cent and we are hopeful that over the next 2-3 quarters they would be able to take it to 20 per cent,” Tripathy told PTI in an interview.

Under the deal, the Axis entities also have the right to acquire an additional stake of up to 7 per cent in Max Life, in one or more tranches, subject to approvals. He further said bancassurance with Axis Bank has seen a growth of 18-20 per cent over the last five years and 60 percent of new sales come from the Axis Bank tie-up at present.

Besides Axis Bank, the life insurer has bancassurance partnerships with Yes Bank and a few other co-operative banks. Bancassurance is an arrangement between a bank and an insurance company, allowing the latter to sell its products to the bank’s customers and others through the branch network.

Speaking about the new lines of business Tripathy said, Max Life Insurance has ventured into the pension fund management.



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