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India: Insurance broking model also applies to private banks, says ministry

January 29, 2014 - 6:00am

India's Finance Ministry has said private sector banks will also have to follow the ministry's proposed insurance broking model, which requires banks to sell products from multiple insurers, The Economic Times reported.

Financial Services Secretary Rajiv Takru was quoted as saying that a directive will be issued if banks do not voluntarily follow the model.

Some major banks, whose insurance contracts allow them to sell products from only one life and nonlife insurer, have so far resisted following the model.

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