Canara HSBC OBC Life has renamed itself as Canara HSBC Life following its third partner Punjab National Bank’s (PNB’s) decision to exit. PNB had acquired a stake in the company following the amalgamation of Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC). Currently, Canara Bank holds 51% in the insurance arm, HSBC holds 26% and PNB 23%. Following PNB’s decision to exit, the stake is likely to be acquired by existing shareholders.
Announcing the rebranding of the company, Canara HSBC Life MD Anuj Mathur said that the company has turned in a profit despite Rs 500 crore of additional claims due to Covid-19. The strategy was to diversify business beyond bancassurance.