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Fintech unicorn InCred poised to enter the realm of Insurtech with upcoming initiatives

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InCred, the versatile fintech startup, is expanding its horizons into the insurance domain after obtaining approval to pursue a corporate insurance agency license from the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI). The news was disclosed in a filing with the Registrar of Companies (RoC) and initially reported by Entrackr. This strategic leap comes as InCred Holdings Limited, the parent company of InCred Financial Services Ltd, recently secured commitments worth INR 500 Cr ($60 Mn) in its Series D Funding round. A global private equity fund, corporate treasuries, family offices, and UHNIs have expressed keen interest in joining this round, catapulting the startup into the coveted unicorn club.

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Despite attempts to reach out, InCred remains mum on the developments as queries sent their way yielded no response at the time of this report. Incepted in 2016 by Bhupinder Singh, InCred Group swiftly evolved its lending business into a tech and risk-analytics-driven institution. It currently operates across the BFSI sector through three distinct entities: InCred Finance specialises in lending, InCred Capital focuses on wealth management, asset management, investment banking, and equities, and InCred Money deals in retail bonds and alternative investments.

With an impressive INR 7,500 Cr loan book built in just six years, InCred Finance boasts a remarkable growth rate of over 50% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in the last three years.

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In the Indian financial landscape, Insurtech holds promising prospects, especially as urbanization spreads and rural areas embrace digital connectivity. InCred’s strategic move into the insurance sector aligns with this trend, expanding its digital-first strategy to tap into a burgeoning market.

India already boasts three Insurtech unicorns – Digit Insurance, Acko, and PolicyBazaar – and the sector is poised for exponential growth. Estimates suggest the sector could reach $307 Bn by 2030, claiming a notable 14% share of the Indian fintech market, according to an Inc42 analysis.

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