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Bajaj Finserv PAT surges 37% to Rs 1,346 crore in Q4

Business conditions improved significantly in Q4FY22 although they were volatile due to the Russia-Ukraine war crisis, the company said.

Bajaj Finserv PAT surges 37% to Rs 1,346 crore in Q4
Bajaj Finserv's lending arm, Bajaj Finance, reported an 80% increase in profit to 2,420 crore on account of robust AUM growth, higher net interest income and better asset performance.

Bajaj Finserv’s consolidated profit after tax rose 37% year-on-year to 1,346 crore for the March quarter. Its total income grew 22.6% to18,862 crore. Business conditions improved significantly in Q4FY22 although they were volatile due to the Russia-Ukraine war crisis, the company said.

Bajaj Finserv’s lending arm, Bajaj Finance, reported an 80% increase in profit to 2,420 crore on account of robust AUM growth, higher net interest income and better asset performance. The general insurance company, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company (Bagic), reported a 9.1% fall in profit after tax to248 crore. The company said that lower sales of automobiles due to supply chain problems affected the general insurance business.

The company said Bagic had maintained its market position and underwriting discipline where most peers continued to chase market share. Bagic’s gross written premium increased 18% to 3,300 crore and net earned premium for quarter increased 11% to1,988 crore. Claim ratio increased to 68.8% in Q4FY22 due to increase in severity of non-Covid health claims, the company said.
Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company witnessed a 36% growth during the quarter in individual-rated new business premium to 1,347 crore. It also recorded a 27% rise in the gross written premium to5,719 crore. New business premium grew 30% to 3,236 crore. Shareholders’ profit after tax during Q4FY22 stood at48 crore as against `234 crore in Q4FY21 due to higher new business strain and lower investment income, the company said.

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First published on: 29-04-2022 at 08:31:13 am